Hi, I’m Alex and as you may have guessed by now, I’m a children’s photographer! I’m also a Mum to a boy with more energy than a power station, and a wife to a husband with a serious golf addiction! Here’s a little more about me!
WHAT’S YOUR PHOTOGRAPHY STYLE?
Relaxed! No fake smiles or saying ‘cheese’ for the camera, I prefer to photograph children having fun as this lets me capture their ‘real’ personalities!
WHAT’S THE SECRET TO GETTING SUCH HAPPY PHOTOS?
Kids love to be in control, so at the start of every shoot I invite children to hold my camera and take a few photos themselves – don’t worry it’s fully insured! Then I ask them where we should explore, the games we should play and how loud we should laugh! It works a treat and before you know it they’re so busy having fun they’re oblivious to my camera snapping away!
ARE YOU DBS APPROVED TO PHOTOGRAPH CHILDREN?
Yes! Which is why I’ve had the pleasure of working with corporate clients ranging from local nurseries, Oxfordshire Family Information Service and the National Trust. I’m also fully insured and will supply you with a list of things to consider before your family photo shoot, such as the clothing, footwear and best time of day to photograph your family!
DO YOU PREFER TO SHOOT INDOORS OR OUTSIDE?
Both! Photographing children outdoors gives them the ultimate freedom to roam. Whilst at home we capture their day-to-day life and documents your family home for generations to come! The question is which do you prefer? We can always do half your shoot at home and half outdoors!
WHAT AREAS DO YOU COVER AS A CHILDREN’S PHOTOGRAPHER?
I’m based between Banbury and Oxford so am conveniently located for Warwickshire, Northamptonshire, the Cotswolds and of course Oxfordshire! I’m more than happy to travel, so just let me know where you’d like me to photograph your family and we’ll make it happen!
WHAT ELSE DO YOU LOVE?
* My Dubarry Boots! They’re ideal for a children’s photographer as I wade in rivers or climb trees in order to get the perfect shot!
* Sugary tea – preferably hot! But hey I’m a Mum, so I’m used to drinking it cold!
* Getting dirty! I’m likely to lie on the floor at some point during your photo shoot and lets just say I’ve learnt to embrace mud!
* Framed prints! It’s been proven that children are happier and more confident when their photos are displayed around the house! But I know you’re busy, so I’ll happy arrange for your photos to be printed and even framed. The same goes for photo books or canvases!
If you have any other questions about me, my work as a children’s photographer, or just want to discuss a shoot, then please do get in touch! Contact me