black & white lifestyle portrait shoot. Louise, James & Matilda

I dont post enough portrait work on the blog so to start the ball rolling heres a lovely black & white lifestyle portrait shoot I did last year with Louise, James and little Matilda.
I first met Louise and James when I photographed their wedding in 2012 so was thrilled when they called to see if I could do a baby bump session with a planned follow up shoot when Matilda was born.
Its lovely when a past client gets in touch for another shoot and what made this so nice was we did all the photo sessions at their wedding venue, Kilworth House.

On the day I had originally planned to do some of the photos outside but due to the weather turning we decided to shoot in one of the hotel rooms.  Working in a limited space but with great light and shade, I decided to keep it simple.  Louise, James and Matilda in close to each other, tight cropping in camera, and using the available light / simple reflectors to keep a depth to the photos.
Regardless of what lighting is used on a shoot it all comes down to mum, dad and baby feeling relaxed in the surroundings and more importantly comfortable with the photographer.

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