Jo Temple Photography Ltd | Capturing the essence of a family

Capturing the essence of a family

August 21, 2015  •  Leave a Comment

Capturing the essence of a family

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From the first contact right through to the viewing of their images, I really get to know the families I photograph. We start off as strangers and by the end of the process I feel like I've known them for ages and this was exactly how I felt with the Brown family.

I ask my families a lot of questions before the shoot so I can get a good feel for their personalities.  Every child I photograph is SO different.  Some loud, excitable, talkative, some quiet, shy, camera shy. 

For me, taking someones portrait is like visually capturing a little piece of their essence, how they were just in that moment, on that day and then handing it over to them in an image to treasure forever.  It's personal.  It's not just about taking a picture of someone. I'm waiting for that split second when you see a moment of their true nature, their spirit and it's for this reason that I can't help but develop a real soft spot for the families and children I photograph :)

Some children take a little warming up with a gentle "no pressure" approach, whilst others are ready for action before you've even said "hello" :)

Chatty, confident and fun 4 year old Miss Brown was dancing in the rows of lavender with me within 10 minutes of the shoot beginning. 

She heard her sister let out a little cry. "I just need to check on my sister", she said. " I think she needs me" Cute!
That look you know, a moment of calmness or spontaneity, the beauty of informality.
This little angel was only 6 months and was happy, smiley and blowing raspberries throughout the shoot :)
I love it when parents get involved in the session.  It's so important that mums and dads exist in photographs with their children.  How much do you love looking at images of you your parents when you were younger? I know I do!

Thank you Brown family for making my job so enjoyable, you're a gorgeous family :)

If you're interested in having a session with me, please call me on 07967112607 or contact me via any of my social media buttons below. I look forward to hearing from you :)

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