A wonderful morning shoot with such a lovely family from, well, all over the UK.
Helen contacted me to see if I would run a family photo shoot at a house that was being hired for the weekend just outside Montgomery. Helen explained that it was her Mothers 75th birthday and that the family did not really have many photos at all over the years so Helen did not want to let that happen for this occasion.
Everything in place and not knowing the location too well, how big the house was, the light etc, I took with me various speed lights, my trusty ICE Light and a couple of lenses. It was great to meet Helen and her family, everyone a unique character, her Mother Pam was a dream to photograph and more than happy to pose in front of the camera. One thing I do love about this job is meeting new people and learning about them, Pam and John had travelled the world due to John's work and as such, getting to meet all family members as they grew up and moved further away was getting harder to do, so this was a very special occasion.
Normally there is a brief period where the photographer needs a little time to acclimatise to their customer(s), but not in this case, family members were all for posing in front of the camera, suggesting various poses and looks, tongue in, tongue out - that sort of thing. One thing was very obvious about this family though, there are very close. :)