I have always thought of myself a bit of an outdoorsy kind of lady…. But lately I have been very much an indoor kind of photographer. I shoot mostly indoors, use artificial lightings and gears to create the right light, fancy backgrounds and have been enjoying controlling the creative process from the initial notes and plans to the execution. With an indoor shoot you have to think of everything, because you start from a blanc canvass. What to wear, how to accessorise. I love a classic portrait with a twist. I like minimalists pictures, simplicity.
With outdoor shoots, you have to improvise, you have to let things go, you have to fix a lot of things that you could not control in post production unless you spend hours researching the location, going there at several times of the day checking where the sun is and will be. And then there’s the weather. Will there be any sun at all? How strong will it be? And then you have to cope with the weather too. Britain is not exactly reliable…. But sometimes, it just all comes together.
I had the chance to do a newborn shoot for lovely outdoorsy parents in one of those very hot day this late August. It was so hot outside that we could do those adorable naked baby shots with a very comfortable baby, and it just felt like everything fell in place that day. I had never done a newborn shoot outside ever!! But there’s a first for everything.
I like when a plan comes together!! 🙂
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