This post starts with a huge apology to Heather and Stuart for the delay in posting, it’s all been a bit manic but that’s no excuse as I took these pictures when my sister and her family stayed with us during the Commonwealth Games. My sister is an amazing singer and was on stage at the BBC as part of their Games celebrations with the Edinburgh’s Got Soul choir
The aim of this shoot was to get some “bump” shots with Daniel (and Stuart). It was during the really gorgeous weather so we took the shots outside to make the most of the natural light. This first shot captures the happy family and I love the genuine smiles (and matching shirts!) on all of them.
A wee retro treatment on this shot of Daniel who was delighted to get a shot of HB’s Gup “something” (not really clued up on Octonaut vehicles – sorry!) and doctor’s set. I quite like this treatment when there are brightly coloured toys that can be quite distracting and it also worked well with the stones.
Think this one speaks for itself.
Now it’s time for the obligatory black and white versus colour comparison, not sure which one I prefer. Heather’s smile is lovely in this one but they do highlight the need to be aware of where clothes line is!
Grandpa was also visiting and we grabbed this shot (no pun intended) of Daniel with his Dad and Grandpa. Again big smiles make this shot.
I love this shot of Heather with our Dad, he looks so proud.
I love this shot of Daniel even though he looks sort of sad, hopefully mum and dad will agree?
Daniel and HB had great fun over the weekend and this snap of them sitting on HB’s wee bench captures how well they get on.
And finally Daniel looking chuffed. He really has a lovely expressive face and I’m not saying that as the biased auntie – honest!
Main learning point from this shoot – don’t delay processing! The longer it was dragging on the more it became a daunting task and it shouldn’t be as I find taking photos very therapeutic. Also be aware of the background, I was moving around but the clothes line and pole was a distraction.
Many thanks to Heather, Stuart, Daniel and baby Storm for being such good subjects and thanks to Matthew and my Dad for holding the flash and umbrella.
Hopefully first shots of baby Storm will follow soon – but not too soon!