A Family photographer near Stratford-upon-Avon is shortlisted for a national award

Yay! It’s always pleasing to be recognised for your creative work. I’ve been shortlisted into the top ten of a national competition for professional photographers. My award winning image is of a father & son, as in my normal family photography. But it gets better – the father is me and the son is my son. It’s a self-portrait ! So I’m doubly pleased since it’s not often I set up a photo of myself and my son, and even rarer to be featured as a model and photographer, all in one go.

This is the type of family photo I take regularly – as a family photographer near Stratford-upon-Avon. I travel to families in Warwickshire, Birmingham, the Cotswolds, Worcestershire, and sometimes further. It’s a job I love doing – creating beautiful, personal things that people will treasure. What makes this image special (apart from the fabulous subjects, of course!), is the beautifully soft window light coming from the right of the image.  That creates the beautiful light on our faces, especially my sons.  It was taken in our living room, which is nothing special. It’s the use of the light that requires experience as a photographer.

You can see more of my work as a baby photographer, and a family photographer.