As a Dorking family photographer I photograph babies, toddlers, children of all ages and of course group photos of whole families. Two weeks ago Family Hills booked me for a nice spring family photography session in Dorking.
By default my camera shoots in colour. However in this post I’d like to give you an impression of what it looks like to render an entire album in black and white. I personally like the higher contrast of black and white and to me they look a lot more timeless.
This photo shoot was very cute. Florence just turned one and her first steps already look quite confident. Her parents Shinal and Richard look very proud of her in every single photo.
As a Dorking family photographer I like to take staged group portraits as well as candid non-staged ones. When it comes to the staged shots I like to concentrate on faces – actually I often can’t get enough faces in my photos. I usually ask my customers to pose face-to-face so that their smiles almost go from one side of the photo to the other.
Candid photos are all about observation and timing. For example I asked Richard to sit on a little swing hanging from a tree with Florence on his lap. I stood a few meters away and took photos with my beloved 70-200mm lens. Not only does such a long lens beautifully compress the background but it also increases the impression of realism – what we see is naturally happening. This lens has become my favourite piece of gear when it comes to outdoor sessions. I also use it during church wedding services a lot when I’d like to keep a bit of distance to what’s happening in front of the altar (I don’t want to disturb!).
The photoshoot with family Hills took one hour and I sent them 85 photos the same evening via my server. I’m really thankful for the positive review Richard left me the next day.