This blog post seems to have been a long time coming. I took the photos in the summer holidays last year but never got around to blogging them whilst they were “in season” so I held off until this year.
The headdress: Every personal photo session starts with an idea and this session was all about the headdress … and of course, my son.
Whilst on holiday last year, we visited the local hippy market and there was a stall selling amazing handmade headdresses. For some reason, I love them and, although I have a couple of small Indian headdresses, I’ve been wanting a full headdress for some time. When I saw these, I couldn’t resist one and was keen for my son and I to get out in the fields for photos on our return from holiday.
I have to say, photographing the headdress wasn’t easy and I didn’t really anticipate the problems we had to get the photos I wanted. After taking a few, it seemed we needed a little wind to show the headdress in it’s full glory but not too much so all the feathers flew up – seeking feather perfection!
The first photo has been my opening image on my website for some time as well as in promotional work so it may be familiar to some people. In this photo, the wind blew the headress up at the bottom and at the same time, my son thought he heard a dog coming over into the field we were in which caused the reaction on his face. There was no dog (otherwise I would have been holding my son rather than the camera) and the photo was taken. This was one of the last photos I took before we went home.
Although this was very much a planned photo session and I managed to capture some of the photos I’d set out for, it was a couple I didn’t plan that became my favourites.
If you are interested in a photo session for your child/children (you’re welcome to borrow the headdress too!) then please get in touch. You can email me direct at firstname.lastname@example.org or by contact me by telephone on 07977 499473/0115 9205903. For more information on my lifestyle portrait sessions, please visit my lifestyle information page.
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