I recently had a great shoot with 17 year old James. His mum gave him a portrait shoot as a gift. I have to say that James was really great to work with. To get good shots, it really helps when your subject works with the photographer to get the desired result. I am really pleased with what I got. He really ought to consider a career in modelling!

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I recently had the pleasure of meeting Claire and her beautiful children James and Isabella. Claire wanted a formal portrait of her and the children together. We had a glorious location and thankfully the weather held for the outdoor portraits, which included photographing everyone with some absolutely gorgeous Labrador puppies! Everyone who was involved in the shoot wanted to take them home!

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Our industry is currently in awards season and the results are coming in!

Yesterday I attended the Master Photographers Association (MPA) Central Region Awards. The MPA Central Region covers professional photographers based between Peterborough and Bath – quite a big area! I was thrilled to learn that I won first place/Gold award in the Children’s Portraiture category, plus I won the Judges Choice Award! In addition to that I was awarded 2nd place/Silver awards in the Classical Portrait, Studio Portrait and in the Fine Art categories.

Shown here are a selection of images that won at the Awards.

In addition to that, today I was notified by the Royal Photographic Society (RPS) that two of my images have been shortlisted for their International Photography Exhibition. This major exhibition has been running annually for the last 160 years! Fingers crossed they make it to the final stage!

A big thank you to my clients who’s photos did so well in the competitions!

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  • July 4, 2017 - 6:43 PM

    Christopher Hall - Hi,

    This is so encouraging and gives me something to aim for. I am relatively new to family portraits and have just joined the RPS. Maybe one day I will be competing against you, although looking at your photos I have a long way to go (and a few more clients to find).

    Chris

Three very contrasting images to show you today!

Starting from the top, this is little Monica, who pulled this face after I started pulling faces at her. I need to work on my face pulling technique! Next we have a really strong portrait of brothers Reece, Kyle and Callum. They look pretty tough in this shot, but in reality all three of them were an absolute pleasure to work with. Finally we have little Henry and his dog Jemima enjoying a spring morning in the bluebells. Henry is a regular visitor to my studio, and he’s always great fun to photograph.

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Its been a busy time here at the studio and we’ve had some wonderful people to photograph. Here are just a few.

Starting from the top, this is 10 week old Ben, who came in for his first portrait shoot. Babies feet always look so gorgeous in shots! Next up is Rosa (4) and Ruby (2). It was a great, lively shoot and they particularly loved playing with these boxes. Then we have Rhoslyn, Catrin and their mum Susie having a bundle together. I really like the spirit (and the colours) in this shot. Finally, we have the very beautiful Rose. I just love her angelic smile!

To book your family portrait shoot with an award winning Hertfordshire photographer based near Bishop’s Stortford, Ware and Hertford, call David now on 01279 843050.

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