Personal Pick: January 2017
Why I love this photograph
This cheeky, happy expression is so adorable! What a gorgeous little girl.
I love the contrast in scale between the toddler and her dad, protecting her from tumbling down the stairs. I always look out for moments like this, where a child is framed by his or her parent – creating a portrait of the child, with a hint of the relationship with his / her parents too.
The colours enhance the composition, with dark and neutral colours of the carpet and the dad swirling round the bright blues in the main area of interest.
Moments like these melt my heart. It’s such a thrill capturing that brief phase where a toddler is on the cusp of a milestone development – it will seem only moments to her parents before she no longer crawls up the stairs, but bounds up to her teenage bedroom!
About this family portrait session in Tooting, south London:
The family portrait session was a birthday present for the dad – happy birthday!
I photographed them in their kitchen, making use of the beautiful natural light streaming in. After a few gently posed group shots, I took some more natural photographs upstairs in the parents’ bedroom. This gorgeous little girl played with her bunnies, played peekaboo in the mirror, and then read a story with Mum and Dad when she needed some down-time.
After an hour or so, we went for a little walk outside – and I captured her wobbly steps, supported by her proud parents.
From the parents:
We had such a lovely morning with Louise. Really relaxed and fun – absolutely delighted with the results. Really stunning. Highly recommend.” Jessica