The colours this autumn have been the best I can remember. It looks like there is a fire behind the kids in one of these shots. This is a regular client of mine who I’ve photographed from bump to baby and now look at them…2 gorgeous kids who seemingly enjoyed each other’s company..amazing and very sweet.
As a Location Children’s Photographer London has some really excellent places to take families. This shoot was taken in Holland Park and is one of my favourites as there are loads of great backdrops really close together and the way the light falls through the trees is mesmerising no matter what time of year it is. As you can see from the images, creating an atmosphere of fun with the kids is key to getting great shots of them. By the time I want to take serious shots with them, they are really relaxed and trust me.
However I am very careful to keep moving, to keep changing things up and to keep distracting them. We don’t spend more than about 5 mins on one set up so that they don’t get bored..very important. Usually I prefer to have an overcast day for nice soft light, but this day had bring winter sunshine, and actually I rather like the effect.
Susan Porter-Thomas LSWPP – Children’s Photographer London