The London Sessions
Last weekend I held the London Sessions. It was one of those days where everything worked like clockwork. We must have had the sunniest day London has seen all year. If you live in London, you never know when its going to rain but you can almost always count on rain in the forecast. It had been raining all week leading up to Saturday, and I while I had planned for the possibility of rain, I was praying deeply for sun! Saturday came and and the loud chirping of the birds were calling me to get up and look out the window. It was a great start to the day seeing how bright and sunny it was. London was good to us that day.
I had arranged early on to have my assistant Liam to work with me. Having him there to shoot with me was two fold. It’s good way for him to have some practice with a DSLR and I tend to operate better when shadowed. He is great for when I am trying out a new idea. He is always honest and always asks question that I hadn’t already thought of. Together, we were was able to develop a plan for the day. Doing this with him, really brought him into the fold. He went into it with an idea of the shots to get and the time we had to get them in. As well as being able to keep me focused. We were working with an extremely tight schedule that day. I may or may not be one that can throw caution to the wind and go off into new ideas I want to try and angles I want to get. Having him as a second shooter there kept my focus driven.
I love the families that I get to work with. I like to have an easy going – free spirited feel to my work. Family portraits shouldn’t have to be stressful. Now, I may have been a bit stressed – trying to make sure I got the shots I wanted. Today was different, having multiple families scheduled back to back. Thankfully, the families we had today all have that “fun” factor about them, which made everything run so smoothly! Happy families make me happy too!
Liam and I had a great day of shooting together. I think we both had some really good learning experiences too! We are so thankful for everyone that has taken part and helped make the day such a memorable one for us. Below you will find just a few of our favorite shots from the day. Hope you enjoy them!
With such an overwhelming response to the London session, I have decided to open one more date before we move to Oahu, Hawaii! Keep an eye out on our facebook page for more info! If you’re interested in booking a session before we leave, head over to the contact page to reserve your date now! Available dates are going fast!