Feeling festive

Christmas is such a special time of year where everyone makes the effort to spend time with family and friends. The festive spirit was alive and buzzing in Key Image Photographers studio this weekend when Sean, Holly and Ciara came from a Christmas family photo shoot.

Holly and Ciara were very excited and dad got into the festive spirit straight away! Usually the children are the first to be photographed but I managed to snap dad straightening his Santa hat in preparation for the festive photographs. I love to get families engaging with each other and then take photographs when they least expect it!

After playing dress up, dancing and bouncing around (and that was just dad) the family excitedly viewed their photographs and decided on framed photo merges for Christmas presents and ordered their favourite group photograph for Christmas cards.

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Wind and rain does not stop play for Key Image Photographers….

It is definately winter and although, like most, I don’t like the cold I’m looking forward to some Christmas snow which will mean some excellent, fun photographs.

I was thankful that yesterday I had the privilage of going to Nicola and Darren’s beautiful home to take some photographs of Frankie and Ruby again who really played for the camera. After climbing on pool tables, playing on mini JCB’s and having a hug with the family dag, Butch, we were all exhausted.

I’m also looking forward to my challenge tomorrow – to take a photograph which Diane’s husband will like himself in. Now I’m always up for a challenge and have decided that if the weather is anything like today I will get the family to pull on their wellies and grab their umbrella’s for some fun,” singing in the rain” shots.

So no matter what the weather I can still guarantee a day of fun photography with memories which will last a lifetime.

The boy who wouldnt smile…..

I always like a challenge and I definately got one recently. I had a family portrait shoot booked by a very upset mum who’s son refused to smile for the school photographer. Both parents warned me as soon as they entered the studio that he would not smile for the camera and hated having his photograph taken. I must admit he was hard to engage with….at first. Even daddy turning him upside down didnt result in a giggle.

By the time I had finished with the boxing gloves, space hoppers and he had shown me his favourite stylish Ferrari we had him grinning and giggling. He was so good I had to give him a special lollipop! In fact, he enjoyed the whole experience so much that he sat on my sofa watching the fish in the fish tank refusing to go. And what did I get when he left…..a lovely cuddle and a kiss on the cheek as well as loads of photographs for his parents to choose from! I have included two photographs with this blog – one from the start of the photoshoot and some from the end! Can you tell the difference?

So if you would like to challenge me…..I am looking for families who would like to be photographed on location having a family walk in the autumn leaves. You can even bring the family dog!

Please feel free to contact me – www.keyimagephotographers.co.uk

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