Linda was bought a Nina Mace Photography gift voucher last year by her work mates and we planned in a photo session for February in Basingstoke, Hampshire. The session was with Linda, her husband and kids, plus her sister and family and their horse! We were so lucky, it had rained the 7 days beforehand and then it stopped for the day of our photo session. We planned to shoot later in the day to get that lovely golden hour glow and I packed my boots so I could get into the paddock with the horse. It was a great session some of my favourite images are shown below, especially the crazy one of everyone together at the end 🙂
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I know this family pretty well you can say – I grew up with Rob (and his sister Karen who is one of my best friends) as they lived 5 doors down from me in a village just outside of Basingstoke. I was so pleased that they asked me to come and take photos of their new baby and of course their beloved dog 🙂 Baby A was so cute and basically slept the entire session so most of the work was making sure Rob didn’t mess around – as you can see he managed to be sensible for a whole hour and then at the end had to make a beard with his wife’s hair…some people never change!!
The winning image was chosen and they received a free Canvas from Yellow Sprout https://www.facebook.com/Yellowsprout. And to my delight I was then called by the Guild of Photographers to say that my image had been chosen as the National Winner and had won £1000 worth of wall products! The family are so pleased and you can see the winning image above.
Nina Mace Photography wins National Portrait competition
Last month I ran a day of outdoor sessions in Hemel Hempstead and Elizabeth contacted me for a session for her, and her extended, family. The family included her sons and daughters and it was also an opportunity to get photos of the 5 grand children.
It had been threatening to rain all week but we were really lucky and at the last moment it cleared up. As I work a lot outdoors, I try to make sure that even if we have light rain on the day of the shoot, we have options. At this location we had a barn area and a forest which is so well covered we wouldn’t get wet.
The grandchildren were 4 boys and a girl, and the boys were at that age where having their photos taken is so “not cool”. We took a relaxed walk through the woods so they could get to know me a bit and then we stopped to take some photos. Once the boys got into the swing of things they were great and we got some lovely natural portraits of them just laughing and smiling. You can also see an example of a frame design I supplied for the family
I’ve known Sarah and Steve for years (19 actually..boy that has made me feel old!) as we went to University together in North London and I was her bridesmaid. Sarah is a great friend and pretty much got me through Uni so I am forever in her debt! Sarah is NOT keen on having her photo taken, but I took some for her on the fly last year and she liked them so she felt a bit more comfortable booking a full session with me. Sarah’s mum and dad had travelled up from Eastbourne and Steve’s parents, brothers and sisters were also at the house as Steve’s parents were heading back to Hong Kong that evening. It was a great opportunity to get an up to date group photo and it was made even more fun with the addition of the 4 grandkids. We had a BBQ in the day (they always do great chicken!) and then waited for the sun to get a bit lower before we went ahead with the session. Some of my favourite images are below and I especially love the kids, who cracked up the whole time.