A few weeks ago I was asked by Graham to take to take some portrait photographs of his wife Anne to mark a very special birthday celebration. If I remember rightly she was going to be 50 very soon (but I think he must have been making that up, she certainly didn’t look that old).
Graham and Anne are both in excellent shape, very slim and athletic and both keep themselves very fit, training in karate several times each week. (perhaps that’s why they look so young. They have recently returned to the UK from New Zealand, where they lived for a number of years and are currently staying in the picturesque market town of Braintree in north Essex. They joined me for the morning in my photographic studio in Gosfield only a few miles away.
Before diving straight in to taking photographs we spent a few minutes discussing the format of the shoot and the types and styles of photographs we / they wanted to achieve. It was decided to go for a mix of fairly formal studio portraits followed by some more relaxed outdoor portraits in a nearby local park.
The shoot went very well and we came away with a broad collection of different images, I have produced a selection of these below.