As a children’s photographer, Douglas will create memorable pictures that will be cherished and treasured. Of course, this demands more than technical prowess or the latest photographic equipment. Above all, we believe great children’s photography relies on the photographer establishing a comfortable atmosphere with the child where the photographic session is fun and exciting.
Having photographed children for many years, Douglas’s approachable, relaxed style enables him quickly to form a rapport with children of all ages, from early years to teenagers. His technical experience enables him to work quickly, which is especially important with little ones who have short attention spans!
Douglas’s photographs of your children can be formal or informal, or both. The choice is yours. For informal shots, he employs reportage camera techniques and angles to avoid using formal lighting set ups. These photographs capture younger children playing unselfconsciously in their gardens or at a London park with family and friends. His more formal, posed portraits are usually taken indoors and will use specialist lighting as necessary, but they still manage to express all of a child’s individuality and personality.
Ahead of the shoot, please consider if you’d like some of photographs of your children pursuing hobbies, such as playing with their toys or Lego, or playing a musical instrument they are learning. These will bring out your child’s personality and help them relax, as well as making interesting shots in their own right.
Whether photographing indoors or outdoors, at home or at a pre-arranged venue, Douglas will ensure he meets your specific brief. He is happy to take individual portraits of children or group shots with parents and other relatives.
Douglas manages to put everyone truly at ease and creates photographs that, even people who consider themselves to be un-photogenic, are delighted with! He is particularly good with babies and children and has photographed our daughter every year since she was born - with wonderful results