A silhouette portrait in London

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I love this silhouette portrait from one of my London children’s photography sessions. It was taken at the end of a really fun shoot with such a sweet little boy. The boy’s mum had booked a session when I had a stand at the Baby Show Olympia last year. And when lockdown finished we arranged to do the photos in September in one of London’s beautiful parks.

Such a fun children’s photography session!

So this little boy was an absolute dream to photograph! He was very happy to be exploring the park and excited to be running around in the sunshine. In addition to this he was a complete natural in front of camera. He literally didn’t stop laughing for the whole hour we were together! So as you might imagine it didn’t take too long to get a huge variety of fantastic images. I love it when this happens as it gives me a little more time to experiment with photos, something I’m always keen to do on London children’s photography sessions. In this particular London park there is a covered walkway with arches. Over the years it’s a feature of the park I’ve used a lot with families. This time I wanted to create something a little different.

Creating a silhouette portrait

So while the little boy played in front of the archway I took several shots. The bright light was coming from behind him – as a result it produced the perfect silhouette. He wasn’t there for too long, but I’ve learnt over the years to work really quickly with young children. Just as he pointed to where he wanted to go next, I captured the image below. I just love the way his finger is pointing towards the next adventure. And with the beautiful trees in the distance framing his face it’s a children’s portrait that I’m really happy with.

If you’d like some unique photos of your children, please do get in touch. You can find details of my London Children’s photography here London Children’s Photographer

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