Connecting with Children to create better Children's Photography in Warwickshire

I often find I make a strong connection with the children I’m photographing. It’s a transfer of energy and trust. I give lots of energy and attention to a child and they give energy and trust back. It’s genuine – children will detect false attempts at friendliness merely to get them to do something. I do find children fascinating and generally good fun to be with. I love it, as often happens, when a three-year old opts to hold my hand on the way back from a shoot. It’s a sign that they’ve had an enjoyable time, they trust me, and, quite often, they don’t want me to leave.

If possible, I try to deep a little under the surface to find out what makes a child tick – what is their relationship with siblings, what really fascinates them, what is their personality. Then I can show that in the images I create.

In the pictures are gifts that two children made after the photo-session and then gave to me. Really touching. Thanks to them and their Mum.

I’m based in Studley and travel from Birmingham to the Cotswolds, including Worcester, Bromsgrove, Redditch, Stratford-upon-Avon, Warwick, Leamington Spa and everywhere inbetween. There’s more of my family photography in Birmingham here.