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Family Portraits In Autumn

The light in the afternoon is so beautiful at this time of year, perfect for doing some family portraits. I was asked to photograph this very attractive bunch of siblings for their mother’s birthday (such a sweet present idea!) and it ended up being a really fun shoot.

We started off in the studio, but ended up in a nearby park. This is where the magic happened, as my subjects didn’t feel so awkward and un-natural in the confines of a studio setting. I let them just be themselves and muck around and taunt each other.

I’m sure their mother will love the images!

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Photographing Kidlets

I had the pleasure of photographing Callum and Lailey in my studio a while ago. This was my first time creating props especially for use with portraiture, which was a lot of fun, but also very time consuming! I constructed cacti and clouds from cardboard, and assembled a collection of props for the day.

I wanted to capture the personalities of the kids, but shoot and retouch the images in a similar style to how I approach my fashion work. I think the final images turned out well, and the parents really liked the results! But most of all, the kids had such a great time. They were so patient and excited to be in front of the camera. They both also took direction well. You may notice some siblings in there too, who were slightly more camera shy :)

To book a portrait session (with custom built props) don’t hesitate to get in touch through www.stephdoran.com