Beautiful three generation family portrait photography | Leeds

This little girl was a bundle of joy to photograph on this three generation portrait photography session in the summer. I was delighted when I was contacted by Eileen – she had won one of my portrait photography prizes in the silent auction that I donate twice a year to the fabulous Bradford Cancer Support charity.

When I arrived, on this lovely sunny day, we started the morning with a cuppa (as always) whilst I got to know the family a little bit more before I started taking the photographs. This gorgeous giggly little girl was accompanied by her parents and grandparents and we spent around three hours together photographing inside and out, playing games, reading lots of lovely books and spotting the wildlife outside.

When I’m photographing families, I always seek to capture the family emotions and connections to tell their unique story. Here you will see the bond between the little girl and her parents, and also the heart warming connection with her grandparents too… I hope you enjoy their story, thanks x

Fun with three generations on a family portrait session | Ilkley

Can you hear the giggles? ….

Fun with three generations on a family portrait session | Ilkley

Fun with three generations on a family portrait session | Ilkley

Fun with three generations on a family portrait session | Ilkley

Fun with three generations on a family portrait session | Ilkley

Fun with three generations on a family portrait session | Ilkley

Fun with three generations on a family portrait session | Ilkley

Fun with three generations on a family portrait session | Ilkley

Fun with three generations on a family portrait session | Ilkley

Fun with three generations on a family portrait session | Ilkley

Aeroplanes with Mummy …

Fun with three generations on a family portrait session | Ilkley

Quiet reflection with Daddy …

Fun with three generations on a family portrait session | Ilkley

Fun with three generations on a family portrait session | Ilkley

Fun with three generations on a family portrait session | Ilkley

Fun with three generations on a family portrait session | Ilkley

If you’d like me to capture your story on a portrait photography session, then please do get in touch here memories@ceciliacostello.co.uk and I’d be delighted to chat through your thoughts and get you booked in for 2019! Thanks Cecilia x

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Maddi | The golden hour dancer | Bingley St Ives Estate

Maddie the dancer | Beautiful golden hour portraits | Bingley

This year I’ve had the pleasure of photographing two dancers in their own environment: no pressure to have that perfect pose, straightest leg or best ballet bun. I wanted to explore these two wonderful dancers being themselves and to produce some beautiful, natural and timeless portraits that they could treasure. It was important to me on both portrait sessions to work with the elements (and boy did we do that with the first shoot!).  The first shoot was with Emily in the snow (remember the horrendous winter of 2017?). If you didn’t manage to see the photos from Emily’s portrait session you can skip onto this link here.

With Maddie, I wanted to explore capturing images in the golden hour. The golden hour, for those that don’t know, is the hour just before the sun sets…so with our glorious long summer nights it was a perfect time to head outside and have FUN. Which we did…lots of it!

Maddie is an incredibly graceful dancer, full of fun and amazingly flexible. I wanted her personality to shine through the photos so I asked her Mum to bring along a variety of dance outfits that she would feel really happy in and more importantly allow some self expression. So donned with three pairs of pointe shoes (red, blue and pink), a blue feather boa, funky skull hat,  floaty dresses and scarves we set off on our little adventure. The location is an area that I’d pinpointed over a year ago however I couldn’t reach it due to the snow for Emily’s shoot. It worked our brilliantly though as the light in the golden hour was beautifully diffused by the trees.

I’ve selected some of our favourite images to share and I really hope that you love them as much as we do. Working with the golden hour posed a number of technical difficulties to start with however after a bit of practice and my Canon 5Dmk3 set to manual I soon got the hang of it and managed to capture a few dreamy images.

Maddie the dancer | Beautiful golden hour portraits | Bingley

Maddie the dancer | Beautiful golden hour portraits | Bingley

Maddie the dancer | Beautiful golden hour portraits | Bingley

Maddie the dancer | Beautiful golden hour portraits | Bingley

Maddie the dancer | Beautiful golden hour portraits | Bingley

Maddie the dancer | Beautiful golden hour portraits | Bingley

Maddie the dancer | Beautiful golden hour portraits | Bingley

Maddie the dancer | Beautiful golden hour portraits | Bingley

Maddie the dancer | Beautiful golden hour portraits | Bingley

Maddie the dancer | Beautiful golden hour portraits | Bingley

Maddie the dancer | Beautiful golden hour portraits | Bingley

Maddie the dancer | Beautiful golden hour portraits | Bingley

Maddie the dancer | Beautiful golden hour portraits | Bingley

Maddie the dancer | Beautiful golden hour portraits | Bingley

Maddie the dancer | Beautiful golden hour portraits | Bingley

Thank you for looking through this post. October is a fabulous time of year for family portraits particularly with all the beautiful colours. If you’d like me to capture your memories in a relaxed and fun way then please do get in touch at memories@ceciliacostello.co.uk and we can get a date in the diary x

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Cheryl & Dave – vow renewal ceremony | East Riddlesden Hall | 28th May 2018

Twenty years of marriage is worth celebrating, in whatever way you choose, as it’s a fabulous milestone in a couples journey together. Celebrating it with a vow renewal ceremony in the same venue where the marriage took place – is even more special. When Cheryl & Dave asked me to capture their story I was over the moon!

Cheryl wanted the day to have a relaxed party vibe where everyone could kick back, enjoy the surroundings and delicious food. There was face painting for the kids, an old fashioned sweet stall for everyone and lots of games for the children to enjoy. East Riddlesden Hall is a National Trust gem – when you drive through the gates and are greeted with the sweeping lake and historic house beyond, it takes your breath away. The characterful old Airedale Barn, opposite the house, is stunning was the perfect place for the ceremony.

I started capturing their story at Steeton Hall Hotel, where everyone was getting ready for the day. To capture a story I have to be a quiet observer. I like to stay in the background and wait for those precious moments to reveal themselves. What I love about this first ‘getting ready’ shot, is the pure joy on the faces of the bridesmaids. They giggled and laughed through the morning – curling their hair and applying toenail polish up until the last minute! It was fab.

There are lots of images to tell this story however for this post, I’ve chosen a few of my favourites (and the couples!) to give  flavour of the wonderful day… x

Cheryl & Dave’s vow renewal ceremony | East Riddlesden Hall | May 2018

Cheryl & Dave’s vow renewal ceremony | East Riddlesden Hall | May 2018

Cheryl & Dave’s vow renewal ceremony | East Riddlesden Hall | May 2018

Cheryl & Dave’s vow renewal ceremony | East Riddlesden Hall | May 2018

Cheryl & Dave’s vow renewal ceremony | East Riddlesden Hall | May 2018

Cheryl & Dave’s vow renewal ceremony | East Riddlesden Hall | May 2018

Cheryl & Dave’s vow renewal ceremony | East Riddlesden Hall | May 2018

Cheryl & Dave’s vow renewal ceremony | East Riddlesden Hall | May 2018

Cheryl & Dave’s vow renewal ceremony | East Riddlesden Hall | May 2018

Cheryl & Dave’s vow renewal ceremony | East Riddlesden Hall | May 2018

Cheryl & Dave’s vow renewal ceremony | East Riddlesden Hall | May 2018

Cheryl & Dave’s vow renewal ceremony | East Riddlesden Hall | May 2018

Cheryl & Dave’s vow renewal ceremony | East Riddlesden Hall | May 2018

Cheryl & Dave’s vow renewal ceremony | East Riddlesden Hall | May 2018

Cheryl & Dave’s vow renewal ceremony | East Riddlesden Hall | May 2018

Cheryl & Dave’s vow renewal ceremony | East Riddlesden Hall | May 2018

Cheryl & Dave’s vow renewal ceremony | East Riddlesden Hall | May 2018

Cheryl & Dave’s vow renewal ceremony | East Riddlesden Hall | May 2018

Cheryl & Dave’s vow renewal ceremony | East Riddlesden Hall | May 2018

Cheryl & Dave’s vow renewal ceremony | East Riddlesden Hall | May 2018

Cheryl & Dave’s vow renewal ceremony | East Riddlesden Hall | May 2018

Cheryl & Dave’s vow renewal ceremony | East Riddlesden Hall | May 2018

Cheryl & Dave’s vow renewal ceremony | East Riddlesden Hall | May 2018

Cheryl & Dave’s vow renewal ceremony | East Riddlesden Hall | May 2018

Cheryl & Dave’s vow renewal ceremony | East Riddlesden Hall | May 2018

Cheryl & Dave’s vow renewal ceremony | East Riddlesden Hall | May 2018

Cheryl & Dave’s vow renewal ceremony | East Riddlesden Hall | May 2018

Cheryl & Dave’s vow renewal ceremony | East Riddlesden Hall | May 2018

Twenty years of marriage is worth celebrating, in whatever way you choose, as it’s a fabulous milestone in a couples journey together. Celebrating it with a vow renewal ceremony in the same venue where the marriage took place – is even more special. When Cheryl & Dave asked me to capture their story I was over the moon!

Cheryl wanted the day to have a relaxed party vibe where everyone could kick back, enjoy the surroundings and delicious food. There was face painting for the kids, an old fashioned sweet stall for everyone and lots of games for the children to enjoy. East Riddlesden Hall is a National Trust gem – when you drive through the gates and are greeted with the sweeping lake and historic house beyond, it takes your breath away. The characterful old barn, opposite the house, is where the ceremony took place.

I started capturing their story at Steeton Hall Hotel, where everyone was getting ready for the day. For me to tell a story through my photography style, I am a quiet observer. I like to stay in the background and wait for those precious moments to reveal themselves. What I love about these ‘getting ready’ shots, is the pure joy on the faces of the bridesmaids as they giggled and laughed through the morning – curling their hair and applying toenail polish up until the last minute! It was fab.

 

 

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Helen’s 50th birthday | Rudding Park Hotel | Harrogate | February 2018

Helen’s 50th | Rudding Park | Harrogate February 2018

When I’m booked to capture some beautiful moments at a fabulous party I do a little merry dance…over the last few years I’ve been asked more and more to photograph small events. All the recommendations have come via word of mouth which is brilliant! I’ve photographed an 18th birthday celebration in Restaurant Bar & Grill in Leeds, a number of 50th birthday parties, one 120th (an 80th and 40th combined at a gastro pub in North Yorkshire), christenings, bat mitzvahs and silver wedding anniversaries. So I was delighted when Helen contacted me in January to photograph her wonderful 50th birthday party at the stunning Rudding Park Hotel in Harrogate. Having worked at the hotel a number of times before, I couldn’t wait to get back there.

Helen had around 120 guests and the attention to detail in all the preparations was second to none. I met the family in the library to take a few photographs before heading to the champagne reception. As couples arrived, I photographed them on the imposing staircase and then we headed into the dining room for dinner and further celebrations. Everyone had a brilliant evening.

The photographs that Helen chose to have in her stunning album really do relive the story from the evening. Here are some favourites. x

Helen’s 50th | Rudding Park | Harrogate February 2018

I could’t wait to head up to Rudding Park Hotel in Harrogate

Helen’s 50th | Rudding Park | Harrogate February 2018

Helen’s 50th | Rudding Park | Harrogate February 2018

Helen’s 50th | Rudding Park | Harrogate February 2018

Helen’s 50th | Rudding Park | Harrogate February 2018

Helen’s 50th | Rudding Park | Harrogate February 2018

Helen’s 50th | Rudding Park | Harrogate February 2018

Helen’s 50th | Rudding Park | Harrogate February 2018

Helen’s 50th | Rudding Park | Harrogate February 2018

Helen’s 50th | Rudding Park | Harrogate February 2018

Helen’s 50th | Rudding Park | Harrogate February 2018

Helen’s 50th | Rudding Park | Harrogate February 2018

Helen’s 50th | Rudding Park | Harrogate February 2018

Helen’s 50th | Rudding Park | Harrogate February 2018

Helen’s 50th | Rudding Park | Harrogate February 2018

Helen’s 50th | Rudding Park | Harrogate February 2018

Helen’s 50th | Rudding Park | Harrogate February 2018

Helen’s 50th | Rudding Park | Harrogate February 2018

Helen’s 50th | Rudding Park | Harrogate February 2018

Helen’s 50th | Rudding Park | Harrogate February 2018

Helen’s 50th | Rudding Park | Harrogate February 2018

Helen’s 50th | Rudding Park | Harrogate February 2018

 

Helen’s 50th | Rudding Park | Harrogate February 2018

Helen’s 50th | Rudding Park | Harrogate February 2018

Helen’s 50th | Rudding Park | Harrogate February 2018

 

Helen’s 50th | Rudding Park | Harrogate February 2018

If you have a special celebration coming up that you’d like me to photograph so that you can enjoy the evening with your family then please get in touch on memories@ceciliacostello.co.uk and I’d be delighted to chat through your exciting plans. I look forward to hearing from you soon. C x

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Robin | Baby & Family photography at home | Huddersfield

Meet Robin. An avid reader and lover of toy cars – especially a little red one….This has to be one of my favourite baby & family portrait photography sessions from last Autumn. When I’m photographing small children the majority of my portrait sessions take place at the family home – which is where the children feel the most comfortable and parents don’t have to worry about travelling to a location.  The light in this family home was lovely. The large patio doors let lots of light into the living room so this is where I started first. Robin showed me his toy cars, books and teddies and he enjoyed lots of cuddles with his mummy and daddy. I just love this first photograph below it really tells a story and I can’t help wondering what he was thinking.

Robin | Baby & family portraiture at home | Huddersfield

I like telling stories with my imagery. When I saw this sofa and the circular shelves I knew it would make a lovely photograph…

Robin | Baby & family portraiture at home | Huddersfield

As I said at the start, this little man loved reading… even at this tender age he was engrossed in every book he picked up. Here he is reading to his parents …

Robin | Baby & family portraiture at home | Huddersfield

Robin | Baby & family portraiture at home | Huddersfield

Robin | Baby & family portraiture at home | Huddersfield

Cuddles with Mummy…

Robin | Baby & family portraiture at home | Huddersfield

 

Robin | Baby & family portraiture at home | Huddersfield

Robin | Baby & family portraiture at home | Huddersfield

Lots of giggles…

Robin | Baby & family portraiture at home | Huddersfield

Playing with the outdoor tap… he loved getting splashed…

Robin | Baby & family portraiture at home | Huddersfield

Robin | Baby & family portraiture at home | Huddersfield

Robin | Baby & family portraiture at home | Huddersfield

Robin | Baby & family portraiture at home | Huddersfield

Robin | Baby & family portraiture at home | Huddersfield

Robin | Baby & family portraiture at home | Huddersfield

I hope you enjoyed this selection of images from one of my Baby & Family portrait photography sessions. If you’d like me to capture your story then please contact me on memories@ceciliacostello.co.uk and I’d be delighted to book you into one of my midweek baby portrait sessions.  I take bookings months in advance. I look forward to hearing from you. Cecilia x

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Family portrait session at Yorkshire Sculpture Park

Family portrait session | Yorkshire Sculpture Park

Working with fabulous families in the Yorkshire Dales is what I absolutely adore. This lovely family from Wakefield held their family portrait photography session at the iconic Yorkshire Sculpture Park. Spring is a beautiful time to capture some lovely portraits and in May 2017 we met early one Sunday morning. We had a great time, walking through the woods chatting about friends and school. We played a game of hide and seek amongst the stunning sculptures and the girls walked Hershey their gorgeous dog. I just love the portrait of the three of them below … he has such a fabulous expression.

I love the photos that we’ve selected below – I hope you enjoy them too!

Family portrait session | Yorkshire Sculpture Park

Family portrait session | Yorkshire Sculpture Park

Family portrait session | Yorkshire Sculpture Park

Family portrait session | Yorkshire Sculpture Park

Family portrait session | Yorkshire Sculpture Park

Family portrait session | Yorkshire Sculpture Park

Family portrait session | Yorkshire Sculpture Park

Family portrait session | Yorkshire Sculpture Park

Family portrait session | Yorkshire Sculpture Park

Family portrait session | Yorkshire Sculpture Park

Family portrait session | Yorkshire Sculpture Park

Family portrait session | Yorkshire Sculpture Park

Family portrait session | Yorkshire Sculpture Park

If you’d like me to capture some special moments for you and your family and turn them into timeless pieces of art then please do get in touch at memories@ceciliacostello.co.uk and I’d be delighted to chat through your thoughts and get you booked in for 2018! Thanks Cecilia x

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Emily | The dancer in the snow | St Ives Estate, Bingley

I’ve been super excited to share these portraits in the snow that I took of the lovely Emily on Wednesday 28th February. Emily – a lovely dancer that I’ve known for years – contacted me a week previously asking if we could do some snow portraits. Having photographed Emily previously (in warmer weather) I’d mentioned my vision of taking photos of a dancer in the snow and had joked at the time if she would be willing if we ever got the chance. So you can imagine my delight when Emily pre-empted my call to her.

After arranging last minute childcare with a very helpful friend (because the schools were closed) the plan was set.

Whilst the rest of Bingley were house bound, whilst the schools were closed and most of you were wrapped up warm at home or work, we ventured out to my favourite local park. Being one of the only cars on the road (three skidded and one crashed behind me!) I began to doubt if we’d ever get to our frozen wonderland. As we drove into the park, I could have been in the depths of Austria – it was breathtaking. It also took your breath away being -6c on the car thermometer and at least -10c outside.

My aim of the photoshoot was to capture fresh, natural portraits showing Emily – the snow princess – in her environment completely oblivious of the cold.  Great ideas seem easy when you’re in the warmth of the car. When we stepped outside and started walking to the lake, I knew that my main aim was to keep Emily from going blue (!?). Secondly, I quickly realised I’d need to work fast and keep my fingers from freezing. Thirdly, I was keen to get the right kind of ‘white’ as photographing snow can be so tricky.

Once in place, Emily got changed and I started photographing – both of us dreaming of warm sunny beaches. After ten minutes we stopped for a quick warm up then we marched around the lake to a sunny spot and Emily ran through very deep snow (in her pointe shoes) to a lovely unspoilt patch of snow between the trees. By this time neither of us could think straight, the wind was biting, I had no feeling in my fingers and Emily’s feet had frozen and we both were struggling to speak… however these are some of my favourite photos…such beautiful light, natural smiles, loads of laughter and a light and airy feeling to the photos. Here are a selection of our favourites. Enjoy x

Emily | Portraits in the Snow | Bingley

Emily | Portraits in the Snow | Bingley

Emily | Portraits in the Snow | Bingley

Emily | Portraits in the Snow | Bingley

Emily | Portraits in the Snow | Bingley

Emily | Portraits in the Snow | Bingley

Emily | Portraits in the Snow | Bingley

Emily | Portraits in the Snow | Bingley

Emily | Portraits in the Snow | Bingley

Emily | Portraits in the Snow | Bingley

Emily | Portraits in the Snow | Bingley

Emily | Portraits in the Snow | Bingley

 

Emily | Portraits in the Snow | Bingley

Emily | Portraits in the Snow | Bingley

Emily | Portraits in the Snow | Bingley

Emily | Portraits in the Snow | Bingley

Emily | Portraits in the Snow | Bingley

Emily | Portraits in the Snow | Bingley

Emily | Portraits in the Snow | Bingley

Emily | Portraits in the Snow | Bingley

I absolutely loved taking these portraits of Emily. It invigorated me as a photographer. It made me think quickly. It made me laugh. It challenged me. It pushed me out of my comfort zone and more importantly it made us both smile. Not every photograph is technically 100% accurate however working at minus 10 it’s quite hard! I hope these pictures have bought a smile to your face this morning and can remind you how beautiful winter can be. If you’d like me to capture your memories then please contact me on memoreis@ceciliacostello.co.uk and I’ll be delighted to chat through your photoshoot and get you booked in.

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Family photography in Haworth | Autumn 2017

I’ve been dying to write about this wonderful family shoot I did back in September. It was brilliant. We all had such a lovely time and laughed loads. This portrait photography session was bought by the children as a wedding anniversary gift for their parents. The session was held at their home near the beautiful village of Haworth and we even managed a fine dry day for the shoot.

As well as the five family members there were three beautiful dogs and two horses in on the action which made for a very interesting session. My client was really keen to have a portrait of all her children plus the three dogs – and as you’ll see from the images below – we managed it with a lot of giggles along the way. Their beautiful golden retriever absolutely loved the camera (and more so my feet) as when the other two dogs were in position he’d wander to me and sit at my feet. He was adorable and eventually with a little help from everyone I got the image.

I was very proud today to hand over the three stunning frames to the family and I hope that they enjoy them over the festive time. Here are a selection of favourites – enjoy x

This is my favourite image of the children and their dogs. I just love that everyone is looking at the camera and the expressions on the dogs are priceless.

Family photography Haworth

Family photography Haworth

I just LOVE this image…

Family photography Haworth

Family photography Haworth

Family photography Haworth

The golden retriever actually sat on my feet …

Family photography Haworth

Family photography Haworth

Family photography Haworth

Family photography Haworth

Family photography Haworth

Family photography Haworth

Family photography Haworth

Just love the rawness of this image…

Family photography Haworth

Family photography Haworth

Family photography Haworth

Family photography Haworth

Family photography Haworth

Family photography Haworth

Family photography Haworth

Family photography Haworth

Family photography Haworth

Family photography Haworth

Family photography Haworth

Family photography Haworth

Family photography Haworth

I hope you enjoyed this selection of photographs from this family portrait session. If you’d like me to capture your memories in 2018 then please get in touch in January so that we can book in your date. Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year to everyone x 

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Family photography at home in Wakefield | June 2017

I first met Claire at a Christmas fair. We instantly got along as she chatted to me about her family and we discussed my photography. I explained to Claire that I love to spend time with families in their homes and capture the connections that tell their story. After browsing through my work on the stand a portrait photography session voucher was purchased and a provisional date set for the summer. When we spoke nearer the day, Claire told me that she wanted to achieve some very natural photographs of them all enjoying their lovely garden and some beautiful portraits that captured her two children perfectly. My heart skipped a beat when I found out that the children adored playing with their mud kitchen, trampolining and pushing each other around the garden in a wheelbarrow – I knew that I was in for a great shoot.

On the morning of the portrait session I couldn’t have wished for better weather. It was wall to wall blue. I started photographing the children in their home, chatting about their certificates, favourite books and teddies, trophies that they’d won for sport – you name it we talked about it. After a while we headed outside to play a few games. Running races, croquet and trampolining were all tackled with enthusiasm and laughter. Mum, Dad & Grandma all joined in too.

Taking portraits that really capture a child’s personality is so important to me. Children quite often play to the camera and I find that working through this crazy ten minutes and taking time to get to know the children, makes them be themselves around me. Trust is so important in my job as a story teller and I always know when the children start to be themselves and relax around me and the camera.

I started with the individual portraits. I’d spotted this area in the garden when I arrived and I knew that the trees would make a great background. I also wanted to capture a really natural smile so we chatted freely about concerts, school, dance, favourite pizzas and friends. A great game that I love playing is guessing the names of their best friends – it invariably ends in laughter as it always takes me ages to get the right answer!

Family photography at home | Wakefield | Summer 2017

Earlier in the portrait session, I had spotted a lovely red brick old garage at the side of the house.  Composition is very important to me in producing timeless images and I knew that by positioning the little boy to the right of the window it’d work well. I love the little boys smile and stance – just perfect. These beautiful framed portraits now hang proudly in their kitchen.

Family photography at home | Wakefield | Summer 2017

Family photography at home | Wakefield | Summer 2017

Family photography at home | Wakefield | Summer 2017

Family photography at home | Wakefield | Summer 2017

Family photography at home | Wakefield | Summer 2017

Family photography at home | Wakefield | Summer 2017

Family photography at home | Wakefield | Summer 2017

Family photography at home | Wakefield | Summer 2017

Family photography at home | Wakefield | Summer 2017

Family photography at home | Wakefield | Summer 2017

Family photography at home | Wakefield | Summer 2017

Family photography at home | Wakefield | Summer 2017

Family photography at home | Wakefield | Summer 2017

Family photography at home | Wakefield | Summer 2017

Family photography at home | Wakefield | Summer 2017

Family photography at home | Wakefield | Summer 2017

Family photography at home | Wakefield | Summer 2017

Family photography at home | Wakefield | Summer 2017

I hope you like the selection of photographs taken at this family portrait photography session in Wakefield. If you’d like me to capture your memories please give me a call to arrange your own portrait shoot on 07947 160185. I’m taking bookings now into 2018 although I have a couple of slots left for Autumn portraits (which make great Christmas gifts).

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The cousins portrait session | Roberts Park | Saltaire

One of the privileges I have being a photographer is getting close to my clients. From the minute they book a portrait photography session with me I work really hard to make connections, even on the first phone call. It’s so important for me to be able to get this trust quickly from each client to put them at ease and then when I arrive to photograph them we already feel like we know each other.

When I first spoke with Kellie we had a long chat about the cousins that would be the portrait photography session. Important to Kellie was that I captured each cousins personalty and the fun they had just being together. Kellie explained that they all get on well, enjoy playing games, football, skipping and making each other laugh. We met at the bandstand at Roberts Park one Sunday morning in June. I was surprised to see when I arrived over 100 vintage buses in the park and lots of visitors so I headed to my favourite spot in the park away from the hustle and bustle. The sun was baking on the day so I was always looking for shade (to try and minimise that overhead unflattering light) and create some fabulous shadows on the image. The children ran around, played football and had such a giggle together. They were all a delight to photograph. This picture below is one of my favourites. The little boy spent a while trying to learn to skip whilst his lovely cousin was practising her gymnastics. I really love their concentration and the shadows on the path.

The cousins portrait session | Saltaire

Please read on to see the rest of their story and a few more favourite images. These two brothers were adorable to photograph, full of cheekiness and fun.

The cousins portrait session | Saltaire

The cousins portrait session | Saltaire

Skipping again… I can hear the giggles from here.

The cousins portrait session | Saltaire

Very proud big brother…

The cousins portrait session | Saltaire

The cousins portrait session | Saltaire

The cousins portrait session | Saltaire

The cousins portrait session | Saltaire

The cousins portrait session | Saltaire

The cousins portrait session | Saltaire

The cousins portrait session | Saltaire

The cousins portrait session | Saltaire

I hope you enjoyed this selection of images from the cousins portrait photography session in Saltaire. If you’d like me to capture your memories and turn them into timeless pieces of art then please give me a call on 07947 160185 or send me an email to memories@ceciliacostello.co.uk I look forward to hearing from you soon. Or you can send me a message on my Facebook page too.

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