For this week’s photo, I decided to use the studio thinking it would be a change and also a little warmer. BIG mistake… so said my son when he found out!

The studio is one which I hire so it was all booked, car loaded with a few possible props and all I needed to do was collect my little man from school. As soon as I told him that we were going to the studio for this week’s photo, he told me he hated the studio which really was news to me. This was not a great start, however, we continued driving to the studio with him singing in the back of the car “I hate the studio, the studio is stupid!”. As we hit the rush hour traffic I too was starting to think I’d made a mistake but nevertheless carried and hoped that we could get in and out as quickly as possible.

This is only the second time I’ve taken photos of my son in the studio. The first was last year when I captured some of my favourite photos of him (if you would like to look at these, you can do so by clicking here) and, whilst I again captured some wonderful photos of him from this photo session, I have made a promise to him that we won’t do any more studio sessions for Project 52 …unless he changes his mind much, much, much later in the year (or decade) which I don’t think he will!

Now quite how we managed this, I haven’t got a clue but I ended up with a number of great shots from him – in fact I was spoilt for choice. He showed off a little and danced around a lot and in between those I got what I thought was going to be the photo of the week. However, he’d spotted a blue backdrop and, whilst I was ready to pack up and go, he said he wanted some photos with the blue backdrop as this was his favourite colour. Not being one to turn down the opportunity to take more photos, I obliged. This resulted in more photos to choose from including the one which I have selected for this week’s Project 52, week 10 photo.

I do offer both lifestyle and studio portrait sessions and whilst studio photography certainly has it’s place, for me, lifestyle portrait photography will always be my favourite. I love being outdoors with my camera, working with natural light and incorporating environmental backdrops into my photos and it also allows me to be more creative in photoshop afterwards which I enjoy. When photographing children, as soon as they walking, I feel that it works best with them too as they are not restricted to staying in one place.

I hope you like the photo I have chosen – I love it along with some others which I will share on my blog another day.

Please feel free to comment or share on your Facebook page and if you would like to book a portrait session, please get in touch via my website or by telephone on 07977 499473.

The camera equipment I used was:-

Canon 5DIII
Canon 135 f/2L
Shutter Speed 1/200
Aperture f5.6
ISO 160
One studio light.

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Alison Edwards

I am a wedding photographer in Nottingham UK photographing weddings in a natural and documentary style. I cover Nottingham, Derbyshire, Leicestershire, Lincoln and throughout the UK.