Family Portraiture

    Photographs taken with the correct lighting, contrast and depth are crucial elements to those who wish to produce great photographic works. The goal of a professional photographer is to control light by whichever means possible retaining detail in both highlights and shadows. There is a great distance  between a photograph in which illumination is simply adequate for it to be recorded successfully, and one in which the light has been used to create a powerful and striking image.

    At Thomas B Photography it is our aim to produce consistently high quality images for you to hang on your walls that both enrich your home environment and impress the most scrupulous of onlookers. It takes two seconds to spot a bad photograph, but a lifetime of appreciation for a correctly exposed image.

    Capturing families, children, and babies is such a joy to be a part of, for where else would you get the opportunity to have everyone in the same place at the same.  Teenagers who can’t be bothered having their picture taken usually enjoy the experience. Mum or dad telling them to smile doesn’t seem quite so un-cool coming from a professional photographer. The arrangement of the photography is perfectly balanced, so when hung on your living room wall your picture doesn’t just look like a lucky snap, but more like a work of art. It takes speed, understanding, patience and a versatile ability to capture young children and babies, and that oh so important eye for capturing “ the decisive moment “ when the picture is just right.  

    So we can give you amazing value for money and, as we come from an artistic background of designing concepts and fine art, I like to sketch my ideas in advance of the session, but have been known to shoot spur of the moment poses that sometimes just happen and need to be photographed. You’ll get to choose from between twelve and fifteen different fully airbrushed images all worthy of a place in your home wherever you wish to put them.

    The session consists of approximately ten to twelve different poses, so there is adequate freedom to capture all your requirements. Generally the session lasts for about an hour to an hour and a half. It is adviseable not to book anything immediately after your session, as we have been known to get carried away and give you more of our time than expected. One of the drawbacks of loving what you do.

    Following the session we'll arrange a convenient time and date for me to come to you and show you your images. You can choose whichever pictures you want to purchase in whatever size, medium you wish.

    Each photograph is digitally enhanced with removal of blemishes, spots, unwanted tattoos, re-shaping if required if it’s felt necessary toward the pictures overall aesthetic appeal. A day is spent editing the photographs which involves the above and dropping in, or creating of backgrounds to fit the mood of the shot.

    CLOTHING: Generally, the idea behind a good portrait is to draw the viewers attention toward the faces of the subject/s. It is adviseable not to wear strong vibrant colours, stripey, or flowered patterns. These all distract the viewers gaze. Logos will date your picture along with picture transfers, and will also be very distracting. Pastel colours work well, or similar coloured outfits. Darker bottoms with lighter tops will draw the eyes to where they should be looking. Bare arms can also distract the attention, so long sleeves are better. With children, maybe lose their shoes and socks. Jeans and white shirts always look good, as does the little black number for low key images. A little tip I learnt from a highly regarded professional is, when looking at a picture, turn it upside down to see if your gaze goes to the faces, or not.

    Session: £25.00

     

    Please note. We have a great deal of experience in producing top quality images, and that eperience allows us the ability to arrange people into poses with, what might seem, an effortless manner. A great deal of pre shoot planning is involved with a lot of thought going in to what suits the individual client. Although some shots may be spontaneous, the majority of our work has been constructed in such a way as to give you the results you require. Therefore, it is requested you do not take photos whilste we are working. You are welcome to capture the event from the side line, but please do not take pictures from the photographers vantage point. Thank you.