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Family Portraits with Fine Art Flair

I have a love and hate relationship with family portraits. I love the finished piece and creating something that is truly special to the family. I love that in years to come something I made is going to be a cherished and valueable memento for this family. What I struggle with, is getting all members of the group to look their best at exactly the same moment in time. You would be surprised at how difficult this actually is, particularly when it comes to 6 children. But I always get there in the end, whether it is the luck of a moment or with the aid of Photoshop. I ensure that everyone in the portrait is looking their best, even the dog.


Seeing as this family is actually made up now of two families we also did portraits in their respective groups which I chose to do in different style to their main group. I love adding a bit of style for the overall main group and what you see above is something that is proving popular with my clients. I love adding props and giving a sort of Vanity Fair look to my portraits. But I also think its good to provide something more simple so my clients have variety and choice.


Then what I really love is being able to work with each child individually. This is where I really feel at ease and completely enjoy the moment. Giving all my attention to just one child and being able to create a unique and fabulous piece of just them is so wonderful for me. For these next images that follow I brought the girls to my summerhouse which houses some clothes that I've been collecting for shoots and I had them choose something they would each like to wear in their portrait.


I cannot stress enough how valuable these portraits will be in years to come. I am so thankful I have so many portraits of my own daughter throughout the years and I know this client appreciates what these will mean to them in years to come also. These years slip by in no time. Although there is no real urgency to book a session for older children like there is with newborn portraits or even toddlers its also very easy to keep putting this off until its too late. 


Kids actually love taking part in these sessions, both boys and girls (although I only have dresses in my wardrobe). And every client who has been to me has been overwhelmed with what we can produce. If having portraits done is of interest to you don't keep putting it off. Photographs are worth so much and professional ones can be so special, particularly if you aren't comfortable with a camera yourself. 

If you wish to enquire about a session please get in touch. I'd love to discuss the possibilities with you. 

Our phone number is 01455611069 and links to our other contact details are all below. I look forward to hearing from you.

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