Portraits for Mothers and Fathers
So, my plan to complete two blog posts per month has monumentally failed. I’m thinking of inviting my clients to write a post for me at stages throughout the year – and no not because I am too lazy or busy! But it kind of opens up a different perspective, that of the other side of the fence. So if any of you would like to be a part of that and put some words together then let me know.
Mothers Day – well, what can be said? Alex and Gretchen Boon who head up 10 Castle Street kindly hosted my portrait day and invited families to spend time for lunch or afternoon tea followed by essential time relaxing and whiling away the afternoon. A complimentary glass of Prosecco to all the wonderful mums and for me, time spent photographing, in one case, four generations of one family. This is when we truly see the value of portrait photography. That sharpest of moments that is never repeated but will indeed, without sounding a cliche, last forever. Sensitivity in a photographer is way above the technical maze of what makes a great photograph. Alongside great light of course..
The scene set could not be more English. Nothing much beats a back lit glass of champagne, with space for children to run and explore and food that goes beyond the norm. My thanks to Alex and Gretchen for inviting me to this incredible venue. Most of the images are still under wraps, but this taster of the day gives an idea of the idyllic afternoon we had.
18th June – Fathers Day Portraits at 10 Castle Street follows my day at Hanford School who have invited me to hold a portait day in their whimsical grounds and building. Booking is a must for these dates – to find out more head here