Childrens’ Photography – Bella and Jos Toys

Bella and Jos Toys Hello from us at Singularis Photography based in Horsham West Sussex, check out our latest blog about our photographic session with Bella and Jos. Today I am going to speak about a shoot we did last weekend with Vikki from Bella and Jos toys. Now for those of you who don’t know she is based in Horsham and sells gorgeous wooden toys from around the world, but rather than taking pictures of the toys on their own, she wanted some pictures of children actually playing with and enjoying the toys. Fortunately for all of us she has some lovely friends who let us use a large light airy room, not only that but we were able to borrow some of her friends children to act as models. Saturday Fun  So on the day myself, Dee and Vikki had lot’s of toys ready and all that was required was to add children. For those of you looking to take up photographing young children, there is no better experience for a photographer looking to capture natural shots, if they are allowed to relax and in this case play with toys. Now obviously the purpose of the shoot was also to show some of the range of toys that are available, so there was a degree of asking our young models to sit on cars and scooters. However, while I was doing this Dee was taking natural light un-posed pictures. The other thing to remember is that children can sometimes become bored or restless, so the Mums and Dad’s were on hand to look after them, entertain or...

Family Shoot – St Mary’s Church Horsham

Family Photographs at St Mary’s Church Horsham Hello from Singularis Photography, today I thought I would update my blog with one of our recent family shoots that took place at St Mary’s Church Hall in Horsham. We were asked by the Turner family to take a portrait of all of their siblings together with their Mother and Father. This was a total of 15+ people aged from 1 year to slightly older and required a few organisational skills as well as a bit of space. From a technical point of view it’s always interesting lighting a large group of people and we had fun, positioning people to the best effect. The other issue is to ensure that everyone is relaxed, looking happy and feeling their best. It only needs a couple of people blinking or looking uncomfortable, but when you look at the picture afterwards it’s the first thing you notice. I always try to make the process as much fun as possible and hopefully that comes through on the pictures. At no stage was the word Cheese mentioned during the process. Sophie and Alex Engagement The other aspect of this shoot was the fact that my niece Sophie was present with her boyfriend Alex. Now Alex had involved me in a cunning plan, as in asking Sophie to marry him after the shoot and wanted me to record the moment she (hopefully) said yes.  Now I have to admit that this was a first for me as I have never recorded the actual big question before, but after thinking of the practicalities I said, go for it. The...