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Family Portraits

Today was the day when a couple of weeks (on and off) work came to an end. I was commissioned to capture the portraits of a wonderful family. They wanted an honest take on their children; ultimately a collection of images that documented them in their family home. We shot the images together, letting the children guide me, as a way to make them more relaxed in-front of the camera.

The environment in which the photograph sits.

The environment in which the photograph sits.

I wanted the final photographs to feel at home in their new environment, in a way that wasn’t over whelming or over powering for the space that already had such a lovely style. The main piece is a group shot of all three children with the backdrop of the apartments.

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We then also wanted to have a single portrait of each of the children. I decided to keep this as simple as possible - I didn’t want to take away from the photographs - which, in turn, working well with the design of the house and helped create a relaxed nature to the series.

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Overall I am very happy with the end result, as I feel the photographs not only capture the children in an honest way but they also capture them in a way that reflects their age.

I want to thank the family for giving me this opportunity to shoot such a wonderful bung of children. I also want to say a massive thank you to Sarah Lang, a fellow studio artist, for recommending me to them.

Thank you Point101.com for the outstanding printing and Framing. All images printed on Canson Baryta Photographique 310gsm

Last but not least, thank you too Marcus Orlandi for doing such a wonderful job at hanging. Literally wouldn’t have had a clue what to do.

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