Smiles, giggles and laughs make a treasured, everlasting gift…
My favourite shoot of the year is my annual #festiveminis. For one weekend, families arrive every 30 minutes, their children sparkling clean, hair brushed neatly, excited little faces, dressed in their best to have their photograph taken for nanny and grandad’s present under the tree. Some are tearful and shy, some are obstinate, some were born to pose and some are overwhelmed by the setting – the lights, the camera and the big backdrop – and some children are ready to party the season in, in style!
It is tremendous fun, a tad exhausting, but I always have the best time trying to cajole, distract and downright trick my subjects into submission – going for that endearing image – one that will be treasured for years to come. I love the challenge. For me, the best approach is never to have set expectations, but to let the children show themselves when, and if, they feel ready.
When the last of the sequins is tidied up, and the one-eared rabbit is returned to it’s owner, I know the festive season has well and truly begun.
Book your session here. I look forward to another entertaining and memorable year.