Patel & Miller Family Shoot

One of the things I love about my job is the diversity.  One day I am shooting a wedding, the next a corporate gig, and other times working on portraits.  Even within each genre every shoot is different; no two weddings are ever the same, and no two portrait sessions either.  This is the massive benefit of not working from a studio – I am constantly looking for interesting places to shoot and keep me inspired.

A short while ago I met up with the lovely Rita and Jon at their home with their families.  I have known Rita for a few years, and more recently got to know Jon, and I am very happy to be their wedding photographer later in the year.  In the mean time, we arranged to get some family photos.

The ‘kids’ are all in their teens and early 20’s so I decided as it was a crisp and clear winters day I wanted to take advantage of the low and warm light, but to enhance it with some funky off-camera flash. When they told me about an abandoned railway line I decided that despite the fences and embankment, that was where we were heading.  And it was well worth the effort and braving the cold.  I tried to work as quickly as possible as it was really quite chilly, and to get different images of James, Louise, Rian and Nikesh.

This is a small preview of the portraits from the shoot.

Written by James Crockford

James Crockford

As a photographer, I genuinely enjoy the process of taking photos – the interaction, creativity and happy clients keep me enthusiastic and innovative. Many people find it awkward having their photograph taken – I use my experience to put people at ease so that I can get the most out of them, often in a short period of time.

Over the years I have been a professional photograph, I have won both regional and national awards, and I have been awarded an LMPA from the Master Photographers Association.

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