Session Share: Alexandra Joseph Photography: Lemon Cake & Sunshine
I have been working with this beautiful family since 2008 and usually on an annual basis, these guys are such a warm and loving family my inspiration for every shoot comes solely from them. They love relaxed lifestyle sessions and for the majority of the years I have worked with them we have shot in their home, the kids get to just be themselves, nothing is contrived or staged and our session usually involves food in one form or another, this time it was lemon cake & cup cakes bought from the school fete they attended that morning.
I love just how relaxed they whole family is, it really allows me to immerse myself in the session and capture them just as they are, warts and all. I think it’s a misconception that a child or family has to be smiling or looking at the camera to get that shot, some of my very favorite images are of family interacting and usually the most precious to mum and dad.
Whilst our sessions are almost every year scheduled in the summer, the light can be hit and miss inside our glorious victorian London homes. I, out of habit tend to always shoot very wide, but watching the light move through these homes can create some beautiful artsy shots on occasion, everything shot in this session was shot in natural light only.
With this family I have an advantage as I know them so well and know the characters of their little darlings, so know how much I can get from them & when they have had enough. For me, I find I can tell within 2 minutes of meeting a client face to face how far I can push them creatively, but more importantly if you have fun with the session, they will relax into it and have fun too and you never know you might even get a cuppa and a slice of lemon cake too.
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What to Wear – Lifestyle Newborn SessionAfter a client books a session, the first question that they ask is “What should we wear?” I really love documenting lifestyle newborn sessions because clients can incorporate themselves into the session … their home, their colors and of course their style. These sessions are candid, relaxed and if done right, truly showcase the new […]
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