My bright new studio gives me the space I need to be a creative portrait photographer. One of my favourite subjects has to be creative portrait sessions with individual children. It gives me time to get to know my subjects and have complete creative control over the styling, outfits, props and hair.
The Vision of a Creative Portrait Photographer
My vision for Mary Rose was to keep things very simple and natural. To accentuate her porcelain skin and beautiful hair colour. Her comfy marl grey jersey dress was the perfect outfit choice. It toned in well with my hand painted pink vintage chair and didn’t distract from the main subject. It is very important that children are comfortable with what they wear. It will show in the photographs if they aren’t. It is best to avoid clothes which distract such as jumpers or shirts with logos, cartoon characters or very bright colours.
Depending on the type of shoot, I usually recommend hair down, especially for children, who, in my opinion, are best photographed as natural as possible. I also like to see arms and legs and even toes – they can reveal so much character and personality which would otherwise be hidden.You may be able to see from the photographs that Mary Rose has a gorgeous, quiet, confidence about her which I hope she never looses, along with that gorgeous hair and soft pale skin.I truly believe that we have frozen a moment in time here for both Mary Rose, her parents and future generations. I would have loved a record like this of me at this age before awkwardness and self-consciousness crept in.
If you’d like a portrait of your child like this, please call the studio to book or send me an email to firstname.lastname@example.org for more info on our creative portrait sessions.
Model: Mary Rose McCullagh (7 years old)