A few weeks back I asked the moms of 2 three-year olds to allow me have a session with their daughters for the new dresses I was going to introduce for my clients’ wardrobe.
Both families were happy to participate in this session and have a fun day. Having worked with Audrey before, the family knew that I follow a pretty relaxed and candid style, where I just let toddlers be themselves and capture them in a non-posed, documentary style.
The day of the session came and although the previous day we had blue skies and sunshine, that particular morning was pretty foggy. We discussed and decided to give it a go, although we were shooting at the Peak (which has its own micro-climate!). I arrived there early morning and the fog was so thick you could cut it with a knife! Definitely a hard situation to work on, but in my mind immediately popped a moody style of photographs; quite different from the original plan but hey, why not experiment a bit?
Both girls were a pleasure to work with. We started with some solo shots of Audrey, and for our good luck a super friendly doggy showed up with her owner. The owner allowed us to do some cuddling (and take some pictures of course!).
At that moment I was a bit worried about the weather, but Audrey really rocked it and gave me an image that a few days later was published by National Geographic as photo of the week! Moral of the story: go with your guts and experiment. I don’t always care my photos to be technically perfect, but I do want them to capture feelings and tell a story. And that’s what we did there, without even showing Audrey’s face.
You can see the full selection of photos selected by National Geographic in the link below:https://www.nationalgeographic.com/photography/your-shot/photos-of-the-week/2019/05/best-pictures-week-of-may-17-from-our-community/
We then continued with some photos of both Audrey and Chloe. By the time I started taking the solo portraits of Chloe, the fog has cleared quite a bit, only to reappear shortly after. Not sure how bubbles and fog work together, but we made it!
The first set of dresses was done, so we combined the second set of dresses with some tea-time playing. A bit of climbing up the fountain. And of course the playground, which both girls really enjoyed.
All in all, it was a great day! And both Chloe and Audrey were just amazing models!
To conclude, some info about the dresses: The four dresses are available for family sessions with girls aged around 3. Sizes are varied from 100-120.
Before I close this, I’d like to extend a special thanks to Angel Wong Image. Angel graciously allowed us to use some of her handmade headbands that really transformed the outfits! You can find her very stylish headbands and fascinators at www.angelwongimage.com
xoxo – enjoy the photos!