Taking a look inside…

If you’re a regular reader of my blog or familiar with my work, you’ll know that most of the family portraits I shoot are outside, taking advantage of the wonderful Suffolk countryside around us. However, a few weeks ago I was invited into the holiday home of one family to capture an intimate portrait from the comfort of the sofa – and what a joy it was!

As a photographer, you can sometimes become accustomed to using the same backdrops or surroundings for shoots. This new challenge threw me outside of my usual routine and make me think about new camera angles, allowing me to still learn after years in the industry.

Being indoors for this portrait was a really wonderful experience. I felt I got to know the family better, build a stronger rapport and most importantly capture some beautiful images for them that they’ll treasure forever (I think the following photograph speaks for itself here…)

From now on I’ll definitely be thinking more outside of the box (or perhaps inside is more apt) when it comes to locations for portrait shoots … watch this space!

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Tony Pick is one of the UK’s leading portrait photographers with an international client base. He runs his successful ‘Tony Pick Photography’ business from his fine art gallery in the beautiful seaside town of Aldeburgh, Suffolk. The business has grown from it’s original beach hut location to it’s current high street gallery and now includes a whole range of services including Lifestyle Portraits, Landscape & Seascape Fine Art, Photo Training Workshops and Creative Weddings. Having left his corporate photography career behind him 13 years ago, he moved, with his wife Lizzie and family to Suffolk with the intention of leading a quieter life. He has since gained a reputation for the outstanding quality of his work. Tony has also built up an enviable client list for his ‘Tony Pick Lifestyle Portraits’ with clients coming from all over the world to invest in a location portrait shoot. He also runs his very successful ‘Tony Pick Photography Training Workshop’ days. These workshops are all bespoke where delegates can choose from a variety of subjects, landscapes, seascapes, lifestyle portraits, wildlife, post production etc. Tony’s passionate about photography and his business and strives to inspire others to ignite their passion for photography. The landscapes and seascapes which drew him to the area are still a huge inspiration to Tony who is never happier than when he is on the beach with his camera either on his own or inspiring others. Print sales are available here. “If you’re passionate about photography and are looking for some inspiration, you are very welcome to visit us at the gallery where we are sure you will find some!” p.s. he is also crazy about sea-swim-bike-run-tri!