First up is Jack
followed by Beccy. These were taken using two studio lights and a black back drop.
This one is an older one, it was taken during Feb half term. One of my mum's at work was happy for me to take some photos of her new son, who is just so adorable, this is one of my favourite.
I had a big debate with a chap at cc re portrait images. He says that a good portrait has to have the eyes of the model wide open and they are not to be smiling. I can't bring myself to fully agree with that, I like to see a model smiling I feel it shows some of their personality and gives something to the photo, yes admittedly the eyes close up somewhat when laughing or smiling (mine nearly disappear altogether - not photogenic!) but it gives life to the image. Though having said all that it does depend what you are trying to convey in your image as well. Having seen Louise's images the first two make me wonder what they are thinking, while the others make me smile so much especially the pout!! Love to know what everyone else looks for in a portrait.