Its been a while since I have used my studio as much as I have recently. With the winter weather, darker evenings and the November Portrait offer that I was offering, I have been back in the studio and not out on beaches, parks, walks on the moors e.c.t. Not that I don’t enjoy doing all those things, in fact I would much rather be out than in, but in a way it has been nice to be back in a Studio for a short while. Experimenting with different things and in the case of this shoot communicating with people a little differently.
Brother & Sister, Jenna & Joe contacted me a couple weeks prior to our studio session and informed me they needed some christmas and birthday presents for friends and family and the shoot was to give them some simple, more formal than my usual style, portraits of themselves. The shoot itself was fairly simple in nature with a only a handful of suggested poses for the pair of them and one change of cloths half way through. It has never been my preference to direct people into a position, make/ask them to smile and then click my shutter, but I understand that at some points in people’s life, even with the new documentary and reportage styles that I openly embrace, the ‘old style’ posed pictures are still needed now and again. My job, as any of my clients would expect is to make what could be as boring as standing with a white backdrop and being blinded by studio light a little more fun and make the pictures a little more interesting, just giving the shoot a theme can really help.
Anyway here are a few of the pictures from my fairly short studio shoot with Jenna & Joe.
P.S Loved the thought of matching brown suede footwear they turned up with.