I was surprised when asked if it was okay to bring a few boys to one of our Clique sessions. I thought it was great but based on the experiences with my step daughter who seems to want nothing to do with boys I was not expecting to have this opportunity. But I am glad I did. It made it a totally different experience and the photos turned out great. In fact it has made me think that it may even be possible to have a party entirely for boys. Although I won't be suggesting this to my step son. I can just imagine the look on his face if I did. He prefers something a bit more on the adventurous side like rock climbing. But then again, he is rather sick of being stuck in front of the camera as he gets it a lot from me.
In this case though, these boys truly seemed to enjoy being in front of the camera. That made it so much more fun for me and so much easier. I think a couple of them have been practicing in front of the mirror before coming out. They seemed to know exactly how to smile (or not) for the camera. They each gave a little attitude with a little smile, a combination that worked perfectly.
And thanks to I believe it was Harry for suggesting that I photograph Bethan's feet as her shoes and tights were very interesting. So I ended up photographing both her feet and Harry's and I think I might make a point of doing that more often. I really like colours and images like these would make excellent components in one of my composite collections.
The group photo I am particularly pleased with. It was the first I have done of this nature and so much fun. And believe it or not actually easier than if I had squashed all 8 together in a single image. Getting 8 people to look in the right direction, with the perfect expression all at exactly the same time is nearly impossible. Creating a group shot with 8 individual photos is considerably easier in some ways. By creating a group from individuals photos I was able to choose the best photo of each person and piece them together a bit like a jigsaw. Time consuming yes, but satisfying and rewarding too, particularly when the end result works as well as this one does.
If this sort of photo shoot party appeals to you give us a call or drop us an email and we can discuss the possibilities.