New to this year we are putting extra emphasis on creating themed portrait shoots. Before each portrait session we ask customers to think about their hobbies and interests and we will then work together on how we can incorporate these into their shoot. This can be as simple as bringing in a few favourite toys, to incorporating props to create a theme.
An example where this has worked really well was a little boy who was passionate about cars and whose parents were both racing car drivers. We got some really cute shots of him and his little brother surrounded by his toy cars. Another boy bought in his favourite bright red toy fire truck. We’ve also had some brilliant shoots with older generations, for example Dominique told us she loved reading and coffee so we took some gorgeous Parisian style night time shots in Ascot high street and one of it’s coffee shops.
For customers who have no specific shoot ideas, don’t worry, we have plenty of them, adding props just makes the photos as personal as possible giving them that extra special edge.