Appley Park Portrait – Ryde Baby Photographer
One of my favourite families got in touch again recently to update Theo’ profile. This little chat is with an agency and needed to update his portfolio, especially as he seems to be growing so quickly.
“Hi Amanda, hope you are well. I was just wondering if you we’re doing any more mini-sessions as would love to do another one with you and Theo in the summer?”
“The pictures are really lovely, thank you so much for doing them for us. You’re a star” Appley Park, Baby photography in Ryde
We met again in my Livingroom studio near Appley Park, Ryde. I love to make contact with old friends. I love to make people to laugh during the session, even when they shouldn’t. I love the ease of working with people who come back again because they love your style.
My brief was to produce photographs that are natural and beautiful.
Fresh, crisp and authentic portraits are a passion and meeting Theo and mum was just perfect. Always full of smiles, it was simple to create images that define my style – honest, authentic and engaging.
I really wanted to produce a set of images that would stand out from the crowd. Mum is very proactive with the agency and it was important to create a portfolio that reflected this.
Portraits can seem flat without the magic ingredient – expression. I want to convey the simple beauty in my subject – their personality.
Playing with children during their session is key to getting along. Meeting in my warm and cosy Livingroom Studio also helps, which is why we met in Newport and drove to Ryde together.
Nature has so many combinations of striking, contrasting colours and I always borrow from the golden sands of Appley Beach to inspire the styling of the baby portrait session. Then, during the photo shoot, the process of enjoying the environments creates opportunities for natural portraits.
See how the simplicity of Theo watch mum laughing whilst I encourage her to say ‘daddy has smelly socks’ creates a beautiful photograph.
Appley park has an array of inspiring backdrops, showing off nature’s amazing colour palette. I like to shoot complementing colours – they’re all around when you look closely.
My favourite colour is golden pastels – it’s calming colour offers a luminous glow to baby’s features and attracts the eye in a natural setting.
It’s easy to see why this session was so fun …. with one adorable baby and mother who love each other and one photographer that likes to have fun.
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