The Gothmother

The Gothmother

The Gothmother

It was the day of my booked Mother and Son photo shoot with John and everything was great from the start. Before I even got into the room it was very easy to get there with my son’s big pram. When I got there my son was asleep so John offered me a beverage while we signed papers and discussed the shoot for the day.

John had booked in extra time for me because, well babies can be difficult sometimes. Before any photos had been taken John and my son, Daegan, 4 months old, began bonding and he took a shine to John straight away. The room was lovely and there was a lot of soft material options to lay Daegan on and make him feel comfortable. John even went the extra mile and turned the heating up before we even arrived so that Daegan would comfortable in more natural poses while un-dressed.

Daegan was very happy the entire time during the shoot apart from when he got a bit hungry, John was perfectly fine with this and let us take a time out to feed him. We then took the opportunity of him napping after his bottle for some sweet, precious mother and baby cuddling shots which were lovely.

These were on a lounging couch which i lay across with him on my chest asleep as I would do at home. This is the exact thing John captures in his photos. Just natural, raw humans and their connection. After a few natural pictures were taken we began to pose him with some of his favourite teddies as John suggested to bring.

Even though i was holding him up with his teddies John made the pictures look great. Then came the beautiful floor photos. Daegan lay on blankets and i curled around him and John got some beautiful bird’s eye view pictures of this, as well as entertaining Daegan at the same time.

The last scene was Daegan in a suitcase which may i say was ADORABLE. The vintage suitcase was laying open flat with lots of blankets inside to make it cosy. He fit in there perfectly. Some shots were in his vest and then the last ones were of him naked and they were all so lovely and pure.

After the shoot finished Daegan began to get a bit frustrated and got upset, John actually offered to cheer him up while i packed Daegan’s stuff away and John was walking around the room chatting away to him. Once i had finished John was showing Daegan previews on his screen which i was very excited about because all of them were stunning. At the end I began putting Daegan in his pram ready to leave and i was actually offered to be walked out with Daegan by one of John’s associates as it had gotten a bit dark. I was waited with until my taxi arrived and helped to get him in the car.

An all-round amazing, care-free and happy experienced.

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Three Part Portrait

Cake Smash

Mother and Son came to the studio with friend who had made the cake, especially for the little boy, Elliott.

Shannon was really excited when she saw the set up. Elliott looked adorable, had dungarees on with ‘I am One’ printed all over.

First Mother & Son sat on the chaise lounge, birthday boy banner on it.

John was talking to Elliott throughout making him laugh. We had bubbles blowing around for him to play with.

For the second part of the shoot, there were a couple of suitcases set up on the floor, Elliotts name and age in blue 3d letters and number placed on top. Elliott sat on the floor with his cake – banana covered in cream and sliced banana.

He dived straight in with both hands and soon ended up with cream all over his face. Diving into the cake and eating most of the cream, the little boy was bored and started to crawl off! We pulled him back for one last shot and then we finished off with a good clean up shoot.

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The Gothmother

The Gothmother

  It was the day of my booked Mother and Son photo shoot with John and everything was great from the start. Before I even got into the room it was very easy to get there with my son’s big pram. When I got there my son was asleep so John offered me a beverage...

Cake Smash

Cake Smash

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Sam and the teddies

Sam and the teddies

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Sam and the teddies

Sam and the teddies

John Bentley – creating portraits others only dream of doing

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Little chap

Portrait of little boy sat in suitcase

Everything here at fourTwographs starts with either a email or phone call. We always try to answer any questions about the cost and process of the portrait creations, but all concrete leads start after the phone call to a relaxed meet in either the clients home or venue of choice. I generally suggest a local coffee shop – Local to the client that is. The case study here for example was for the mother, Karen to contact myself via email and then also our facebook page. I followed up with the message and then a phone call to arrange a meet at  coffee shop local to us both. I met Karen, her mother and little Sam 3 days later at Chill @thecowshed and discussed her requirements for the portrait creation – this is the consultation all clients receive. We discussed times and styles and then arranged for the 9am shoot because this was the best time to find the little boy at his most cooperative 🙂 The end result was, we got to be entertained by this cute little boy, and in the process Mother got to choose some beautiful captures for print. Below are a selection of prints created on the day.

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The Gothmother

The Gothmother

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Cake Smash

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Three boys and a box of raisins

Three boys and a box of raisins

Quick early shoot Saturday  morning with these handsome young boys

These three were brilliant sitters. Nominated for a photoshoot by their Grandmother from a facebook request I had put out there on my page – clicking the image will take you there – looking for a couple of “angels in disguise” Well I must say they must have been well disguised, because the young lads were very well behaved. Well I say “well behaved” apart from the obvious brotherly pushing and pulling and sulking to get us to this shot you see above, they caused me no problems whatsoever. In fact they were in and out of the studio withing 70 minutes leaving me and mother with a nice collection of  62 shots to choose from. The end result being 20 images to exhibit and a purchase of 4 prints.