Im sure every photographer can start to get a little bored with doing the same shoots again. Same lights, backdrops, set up, oh my list could go on. Well in recent months I have been on a couple of training courses. First one being a new born training day, set up of lights in a working studio and my last one being out and about on location. I always want to learn more. In the last month a local photographer and I got together and used our own kids as models and tried out technics when there were not loads of other photographers around. We had a afternoon changing light set ups, different colour backdrops and stepping out of our comfort zone.
A week later I had more ideas and wanted to try these out again. However getting my kids in the studio again would only turn into a night mare. So I roped my god-daughters into helping me out.
They have now got a new nickname and are currently called my "God-models" Both of them were amazing on the day. I was looking for dark and moody photos without smiles. However the out takes of them smiling turned out so well I had to include them. Abi has, and always will be, my special model. Since she was born I took far too many photos of her. In fact one of my first images I took and got blown up was of this beautiful little girl sitting in the boot of my car eating an ice cream. When I see that image it remembers me how much I have grown as a photographer. So Abi will always hold a place in my heart as how old she is, is how long I have been working at photography. The amount of photoshoots I put her mum and dad through when I first started out may have been a few too many. But they have known me a long time and without the help of my dear friend Sonia I wouldn't be doing photography now. Its down to her pushing me to do things and believing in me when I didn't. So, a big thank you to your family xx