Bella West Portrait Days.
My hugely popular Portrait Days which I hold throughout the year are kicking off this February at one of my very favourite places to shoot in the winter, Studland Beach. Beautiful all year round, but so much quieter in the winter, the light is more favourable and some gorgeous muted tones graduating from the sky through to the sea – the grasses and dunes offering texture and a natural backdrop. It’s also one of the most natural places in the world for children to run wild, bring a kite, bring the dog, bring a flask and make a day of it. It’s a rare thing to cancel a shoot, I like to work with our climate, ice, fog and even drizzle can make for something special and atmospheric – and children are far more resilient than us adults – the only time I will cancel is if it is torrential rain that looks set in for the day or if the roads are too treacherous. So, the difference between my commissioned portraits and portrait day is that we set the location, we book a time for you and your family, but our normal shoot fee is wavered, you then come along to my gallery in Shaftesbury and you can select the images that you would like.