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STYLED CHILDREN SHOOTS

Imagine your Children in a photo like this......

Can you see it printed and hanging on your wall?

Autumn and Winter are perfect for these sort of photos - we'll agree a location and weather permitting spend an hour or so creating some gorgeous photos like these of your children.

Timeless and artistic doesn't come easily though.

They will need to "dress the part", have some props like a favourite teddy, a brollie, a book to read etc.

If you think some unique photos are worth that
small amount of effort then get in touch and let's do this.

NOTES TO THOSE WHO HAVE BOOKED.

Great photos don't just happen - they need to be created. Either through being in the right place at the right time or in the case of these Styled Children Photos bringing everything together.

Here's what will need to go into these photos....

1) LOCATION

    We've probably already talked about the best location near you to do the shoot. Woods are definitely the best place - but also sometimes a pond, lake or river setting will work. 

2) TIME OF DAY

    Photographers call it "Golden hour" that hour before sunset when the light softens, the colours change hue and the sun is low in the sky to use as backlight through the trees. It is possible to artificially re-create these with flash and editing but the real thing is best.

3) PROPS

    You'll notice in every shot above the child has a prop or is with their sibling. Props give character and make a statement - a basket, teddy, bike, brollie, book.... there's no right or wrong but something is needed. BTW a dog is good IF they'll sit and be calm - so maybe a 2 mile run first!

4) CLOTHES

    Possibly the most important thing and it's all about the colours. They need to blend with the whole scene and not stand out. Nothiing bright, no contrasty stripes or spots. Simple with natural earthy tones works best. 

5) AT THE SHOOT

    W C Fields said - "never work with children or animals" I have grandchildren and in my opinion pretty good with kids but you never know. The most patient well behaved child sometimes has a wobbly. No problem, and there's no pressure to perform. This all works best with un-excited relaxed children and you can play your part too. Keep them calm beforehand, don't make then feel pressured, (really if things go too bad we can re-schedule - no additional cost) - the shoot is far more about them sitting, walking, reading a book than acrobatics and dancing. 

If you have queries please do get in touch and ask