Just received a lovely testimonial from a mother daughter photo shoot at my London portrait studio.
These gorgeous girls arrived at my studio in Brackenbury Village, West London with suitcases full of clothes and accessories a little nervous but excited. The session started with selecting and styling what the girls were going to wear for the shoot. I love this part as it reminds me of being a little girl and going through the dressing up box and it is always great fun to do. We chose various items which would not only look fabulous on each one individually but would work well together too.
Once we had selected outfits it was time for a little bit of pampering with my lovely makeup artists, Amanda Durkin. Amanda has a gift of making my clients look fabulous and also enables them to feel relaxed and ready for their shoot too.
The shoot begun with capturing some gorgeous shots in my London portrait studio before heading to the local Ravenscourt Park.
Here is what they had to say..
“A description of my perfect day:
Every time I turn around my daughters have grown 3 inches and aged 3 years – the song ‘Slipping through my fingers’ from a silly Abba movie can reduce me to racking sobs. A day spent with just us is suddenly no longer the norm and feels like it requires an appointment.
The solution: A family shoot with Serena.
Arriving with my teenage daughters to Serena’s beautiful house and the smell of delicious coffee brewing. Straight into pampering session and even my green tinted and badly hungover 16 year old can’t resist melting into the deliciousness of the soft and beguiling hair-brushing, face moisturising pre- shoot session. Suddenly what perhaps sounded before like a favour to Mum becomes really interesting and we all get swept up into an outfit choosing session – more like ‘dress up’ than Kate Moss pressure – reluctant grins turn to smiles and then peels of laughter.
.. And off we go … 4 hours of pure, wonderful loved up vanity and total pleasure as I watch my girls do ‘natural’, ‘gorgeous’ and then wonderful ‘over the top vamp’, and then me too! Actually caught my daughters looking at me with real pride – That was nice and made me feel great. For them – What a confidence boost – All along they got to see the photos that were being taken and learnt how they were being taken so my photo keen daughter also felt she had a role in what they looked like.
The photos – Oh I love them. They make me smile with pride and joy and the memory of a perfect day.”
If you would like to do a mother & daughter shoot call the studio on 020 8748 1988 or email me email@example.com
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