A Tender Moment – Cardiff Bluebell Child Photography Sessions
“The bluebells made such a pool that the earth had become like water, and all the trees and bushes seemed to have grown out of the water. And the sky above seemed to have fallen down on to the earth floor; and I didn’t know if the sky was the earth or the earth was water. I had been turned upside down. I had to hold the rock with my fingernails to stop me falling into the sky of the earth or the water of the sky. But I couldn’t hold on.”
I’ve spent A LOT of time in the bluebell forest this year. I’m not complaining though. I got to meet so many lovely families who joined me for either a mini session or a full session in this magical place. I’d love to share each and every session with you but rather than bore you with a sea of blue I thought I would instead share just one.
What I love about photographing in the forest is the diversity of the light. It can change almost from second to second (which can make my job tough!) making it look dramatically different. You never can tell what you’ll get – it keeps me on my toes. Diffused light is easier but harsh light can be a bit tricky. You need to pick your spots carefully.
When faced with harsh light on a mini session (just 30 minutes) ideally you want a model who is nice and calm; one that is happy to sit and take it all in whilst I photograph. Both boxes had a fat tick with this mini session.
So, as I wave goodbye to the bluebells for another year my mind is whirring with other fantastic locations for mini sessions. Evening in a summer meadow anyone?