My track record around buying successful Xmas and birthday presents for my wife is not exactly spectacular. So this year I gave it a lot of thought and decided to make her some nice portraits of our 3 boys. I had recently bought some off-camera flash gear (softbox, brolly etc.). I decided to give it a run out at Middle Head Fort.
Now my boys are not really the clean cut “perfect boys” that you often see when you walk into friends houses and you see the professional portraits on the wall with not a hair out of place. I was adamant that I wanted the portraits to really capture the essence of my boys. I think I have accomplished this even though these are not your traditional portrait shots…. dirty feet, disheveled hair etc.
My wife loved her present and the photos are now framed and hanging on the kitchen wall.
At least I got it right this year 😉
Happy New Year to all my photo buddies and readers of my blog.