Tuesday, 11 January 2011

Family Photography West Yorkshire

Zoe, John and Austin's family portrait photography 

Zoe was a bridesmaid for her close friend, Sadie, when she got married in September last year.  Sadie rang us to order a portrait gift certificate for Zoe, her hubby John and their baby boy Austin.  This was Sadie's wonderful and unique bridesmaid gift to Zoe and we were very happy to finally get to meet the family when they came into the studio, having chatted to Zoe a couple of times over the phone to discuss ideas prior to the shoot.  After taking some family photographs of everyone together, it was over to Austin who is such a pleasant, happy baby.  We were looking forward to the finale to this baby portrait session very much, as Zoe had come up with the idea of a "trash the cake" shoot and as Austin loves chocolate, we knew this would make for some great images.  We don't think Austin could quite believe his eyes when a whole chocolate cake was presented to him and surprisingly he did need a bit of encouragement to dive in!  Who cares about the mess when you get images like these?  As the cake was demolished, Zoe and John started to realise just how difficult it would be to clean Austin up afterwards - even the best baby wipes are no match for a baby absolutely covered from head to toe in chocolate cake, but a quick dip in the studio sink, followed by a rub down in a fluffy yellow towel and Austin was as clean as a whistle!  A fantastic family, a gorgeous baby and a fun filled photo session.


Mother and Baby Photographer West Yorkshire

Marie, Damian and Florence's portrait session

Over four years ago we were the wedding photographers for Marie and Damian when they married in Harome, celebrating at The Star Inn.  Since then, we've seen them at two more weddings - in Leeds for Marie's sister Jayne's marriage to Kevin and then all the way to Cheshire for the celebrations of Marie's friend Emma to Ryan.  We were really excited to receive an email from Marie to tell us that she and Damian are now the proud parents of a beautiful baby daughter, Florence, or Flossie as she has been affectionately nick-named, and as mother and baby photographers in West Yorkshire, we were delighted to be asked to take some special photographs of Marie and Flossie together to celebrate a very special birthday - Marie's 30th on New Year's Eve.  So, as we welcomed the family to the studio, it was "lovely to see you again", "congratulations", "happy birthday" and "happy New Year!"  Damian made it clear that these photographs were his birthday present to Marie and that the focus should be firmly on his two ladies, but we couldn't let him off the hook that easily!  It would have been a shame not to take a few family photographs of them all together, especially as it's clear that Damian is such a devoted dad, but we think he was glad to be a spectator for most of the portrait session.  Flossie is a gorgeous baby and looks so much like him!  We had a really fun time, lots of laughs and we look forward to seeing Marie and Damian when they come back to view their images.     


Family Portrait Photographer in Castleford

Norfolk family portrait

As portrait photographers in Castleford, it was really nice to hear from Todd and his girlfriend Dominique when they enquired about a family portrait sitting as a surprise Christmas present for Todd's parents.  Apparently, this lovely close family have photographs taken together regularly but this is the first time they have visited a photography studio and had a professional family portrait session.  Todd and Dominique booked the portrait session for straight after Christmas and it was a pleasure to welcome the six brothers and one sister, Leah, the youngest member of the family, to the studio.  They were all a joy to work with and we really enjoyed the time we spent with them all.  Here are a couple of photographs from the session, including mum Roberta's favourite.