Once again I had the pleasure of meeting two great kids and spending a couple of hours getting to know and photograph them. It really is a humbling thing for me to be asked into a family’s home and being trusted to photograph them. There is no better job in the world
Dylan And Aillie were fantastic fun to capture and they even enjoyed being out in the rain for a few shots as well. Their personalities shone through in the photographs and a fun time was had by all.
Many thanks to Dylan and Aillie and also to mum Lisa who kept the cups of tea flowing
Here are a couple of shots from the shoot.
The moment the front door opened and I saw Jacqueline’s huge smile I knew I was going to have fun on this shoot. From start to finish it was a great laugh, especially watching little Onycha and Cassiah’s antics. They are two beautiful little girls who were an absolute joy to photograph.
Surprisingly the weather was superb so I took full advantage by using the sun bouncing off of the wooden floor as the main light and added a bit of fill myself by adding a touch of†flash shot through an umbrella. This gave me quite a bit of freedom to let the kids move around a bit more but knowing I would have the correct exposure.
After a quick outfit change it was time to head outside in the sun and grab some more natural shots as the pair of them played around. We even managed to snap one of Michael and Jacqueline and they absolutely loved being photographed
Thanks again for a great day, I really enjoyed it.
Here are some shots
This was a combination of two separate shoots to celebrate Ken’s retirement from the railway after 50 years. His daughter Jill had arranged the two shoots as part of a surprise to show Ken at his retirement party.
Part 1 of the shoot was in Shield’s Depot where Ken works. The problem was I had to get some shots of Ken in his place of work without him realising what I was up to. Cue some ridiculous story from me about getting some shots of him for a railway magazine and a plan was in place. We managed to grab a few shots of him in the depot before the ribbing from his work colleagues became too great.
Part 2 of the shoot was at the Crutherland House Hotel in East Kilbride for some family pics with his wife Agnes, daughter Jill and her family. Jill had cooked up an even more far fetched story as to why I was appearing at another shoot of Ken but by some miracle he bought it and we got our shots and kept the story intact.
Needless to say my nerves were frazzled after all the subterfuge
Here are some shots from both shoots.
This was a shoot for grandparents Willie and Jean, to capture their children and grandchildren together. The weather was superb so we got outside for the group shots, took a couple of inside shots of the kids then ventured out to a nearby wooded area to finish things off.
My assistant for the day was the brilliant Jordan, who put up with my woeful chat to hold the reflector, lights etc. Thanks Jordan
Here are† few shots of the grandchildren
This was the third time that these two little cool dudes have appeared in front of my camera and it’s a pleasure and a laugh photographing them. I couldn’t believe the changes in both of them, especially little Lucas, doesn’t time fly by
Jim and Laura’s bedroom upstairs has the most amazing light, courtesy of a large Velux window so this is where we started off. A nearby river and park gave us another location and a chance for the boys to enjoy some rare Scottish sunshine. We finished off the shoot in the garden with the boys’ energy levels the same as when I first arrived. I’m guessing Jim and Laura enjoyed their glass of wine that night
Here are a few shots of the boys