Sunday, 29 August 2010

Liam's Beach Chair, age Five

When I started Liam's Beach Chair series five years ago, we were living with my in-laws at their seaside home. It was easy to pick a good day, when the beach wasn't too crowded, to take him down and do his pictures. The following years required a bit more planning, but as he was in preschool and I wasn't working, it was easy enough to do.

This year, however, I had him in full time school and me working every lunch time. It was a lot trickier to get him down to take his fifth year pictures, especially seeing as we've had one of the loveliest summers in years so weekends meant the beaches were packed! But, finally, I got him down to the beach and we did his shoot.

My little man, aged five.

Friday, 28 May 2010

Holly is Seven (and a half)

A few weeks ago we were having our first spell of beautiful weather, so I seized the day and took Holly out for her latest pink dress session. It really has been working well waiting for nice weather, rather than trying to shoot them in the middle of winter when it's her birthday. After struggling at first - her with knowing how to pose and me with trying to get something different - I put her new cow-girl hat on and she came alive! She can come across as shy at first, but deep down she loves to show off and perform, and with this hat on she just started playing and having fun.

She's growing up so quickly, I can't believe she's going to be eight on her next birthday!

Holly at six.
Holly at five.
Holly at four is right at the bottom of the blog page, and I wasn't blogging yet when I did her first three!

Tuesday, 23 February 2010

In Daddy's Tie

This is the same adorable boy baby in the round basket a few posts down. He is getting cuter and cuter by the day, and always has a huge smile for me when I say hello. I'm lucky enough to live across the way from him, so I get a smile often ;-)

{Because the dad is important, I got his face in one shot too!}

I saw this shot on a fellow photographer's blog ages ago, and kept it in mind for when a boy baby came along that was the right age for trying it out on. Thanks Liz and Steve, he's perfect!