My Mates Isabella and Harry

It has been a phenomenally busy time for Fotoamour and Bebefoto over the last couple of weeks. 

I have photographed several babies including the aforementioned Isabella and Harry as well as Darcy The Dog, Kate and Jon’s wedding and Fotoamour have also been honoured to photograph Hannah and Phillips wedding too.

So just so you can see what I’ve been up to here are some of the pictures from the shoots that Fotoamour/Bebefoto have been doing recently.  Wedding pics to follow in another post.

 

And here are some of the lovely little Isabella.  A true Daddy’s girl! 

How cute are those frilly knickers?!

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Something touched my heart…

…recently I’ve been photographing children for the Cherub’s scheme which is run by the MPA.  My particular customers come from the PR1 postcode area – Preston.  It covers a wide range of different types of people – well off and not so well off.  Young mums and older mums.  A broad range of cultures too.

This morning I went to Preston to photograph a little boy – only 2 months – and his big sister got in on the act too.  She emerged, tousle haired and sleepy, just as I arrived.  Then she ate breakfast and most of it ended up around her face.  She had this open expression on her face – completely trusting.  I think she’s lovely.  I hope her life turns out to be a rich one.

Here she is……..messy face and all.

Portfolio pictures

I’m trying to get some work together for the MPA Cherubs scheme  – and to get my licenciate for the MPA, BIPP and SWPPA.  I don’t really think that letters after your name stand for much really – you either like the work or you don’t. 

So you make up your mind about these and tell me what you think.  I’d like to have your comments please!

 

Eleanor and Katy and Bebefoto

Before I started working on Fotoamour I was photographing children – pre-schoolers in the main.  And just recently I’ve had a lot of referrals for this kind of work.  I have a company called Bebefoto too – just another in the stable! 

I love photographing children, but I’m not really into just standard stuff.  Although the cheesy grin at the camera is inevitably the ‘money shot’ with parents, it is not the sort of image that ‘does it’ for me.   Because of the way that Bebefoto works I can indulge myself to a certain extent.

So I get to shoot the stuff I love about children – the curve of a toddler’s cheek, the tilt of a nose, the back of their necks (they aren’t even front on to the camera for goodness sake!).  These are the things that get forgotten but that make your child so special and unique to you.  It is like the smell that babies have … and lose once they get just a bit older.  And something that you can never recreate, because it is only about your own child.

They are the images that make my heart lift and take me back to the days when Myles and Barnaby were little.  Before they got more angular and their features lost the softness of babyhood.  Characteristics that are now lost and can only be recovered by some serious dredging of the memory bank.   Even the stuff that you perhaps wouldn’t have liked so much at the time – like the little bit of scaly ecezema behind the knees, or a birthmark that has now faded. 

So here are some pictures from some children’s shoots that I have done recently.  I hope you like them as much as I do.  Oh, and I’ve put some ‘money’ shots in too for those that want a little reassurance that I’m not a complete nutter!

So just to reinforce the ‘Jo is a nutter’ theory here are two shots of noses – well, not quite.  One is of a nose, a sweet upturned tilt of a thing and dusted with freckles, the other – the first – is of a little girl’s profile with a sweep of lashes (yes and horrors, slightly out of focus, but I like it purely for that reason – its slightly misty looking).  Sweet and innocent and lovely.

And this next set of three images should be seen as a sequence.  A moment of excitement and some giggling from a little girl.  Most people would settle for the final shot but I like the set of three – its a story of childhood, isn’t it?

Thanks to Eleanor and Katy’s parents who didn’t hesitate to allow me permission to put pictures of their lovely daughters on my blog to promote my business.  It was a generous act – thankyou.

Jo

Eyelashes

 

If you had a daughter, wouldn’t you want them to have eyelashes like these?

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