Introducing 5 year old Eden and her baby brother Leo from Brixworth, Northampton. I met Mum a few months back at our local school fete and we discussed bringing in the children for a family portrait shoot later in the year, once her youngest had grown a little.
At the ‘considerable’ age 5 months, little Leo was now at the perfect age to photograph and woke beautifully from his car nap to give us a lovely varied selection of natural expressions and cheeky smiles. Eden however had decided that she wasn’t going to have her portraits taken today, simple!
After a few mildly underhand tactics and a smattering of good old fashioned bribery, we managed to convince Eden to sit on the stool and have a few shots taken, on her terms of course. Once in front of the camera, Eden’s shyness soon vanished, and our persistence was rewarded with a wonderfully charismatic display of Eden’s character. Letting her hair down and cranking up the wind machine seemed to relax Eden further!
After taking the individual photo’s I then moved onto the family portraits of the two children together. Although Eden’s 5 year old patience was really beginning to fade, we still managed to capture one of my personal favourite images of the shoot, a lovely intimate cuddle on the rug.
All the excitement, and milk, was starting to prove too much for little Leo, although we did get a couple of lovely sleepy shots on the sofa. Overall a massive thanks to Mum, Dad and of course the stars of the show, Eden and Leo, for such a fun and vibrant shoot. Looking forward to presenting you with the full set of photographs in a few days time at your viewing!
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