Child Portrait Photography - My January Project

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Month of Jorja

Having a bit more time on my hands before work gets busier in the spring, I took the opportunity to work on some personal projects at the start of the year.  I love taking portraits and I love photographing my kids so my plan was to take a photograph of Jorja (to start with) every day in January.  I wanted to try a range of different styles, from simple clean portraits to environmental portraits and trying out different types of lighting.  

I anticipated a couple of potential problems.  Firstly Jorja's co-operation, which turned out not be a problem at all and she happily collaborated with extra ideas.  I think being involved in the process and only interrupting her day for a few minutes helped.  Also, with daylight hours being short in January especially when the kids are at school on weekdays, I worried about the lack of natural light but this never became a problem as I had plenty to keep me busy with additional light.  Turns out I quite like the dark.

I loved doing this so much, I was a bit sad when it was complete but I've had Dexter to move on to and keep me busy.  Here's the full collection of my month of Jorja:-

 Tablet

Tablet

 Rainy

Rainy

 Still rainy

Still rainy

 Reading in Blue

Reading in Blue

 Eyes

Eyes

 Glass

Glass

 Stairs

Stairs

 Breakfast

Breakfast

 Reading content

Reading content

 Winter sun and a stick

Winter sun and a stick

 Sky at dusk

Sky at dusk

 Waiting at the barber

Waiting at the barber

 Floor

Floor

 Ballerina

Ballerina

 Post

Post

 Snow's here

Snow's here

 Snow day

Snow day

 More reading

More reading

 Strokes

Strokes

 Happy

Happy

 Cold morning

Cold morning

 Lookout

Lookout

 Tired

Tired

 Moves

Moves

 In the Wars

In the Wars

 Post-swimming Lull

Post-swimming Lull

 parkrun 10

parkrun 10

 Dancing in the Rain

Dancing in the Rain

 Homework

Homework

 Chilly

Chilly

 Double

Double

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