Girly Glittery Photoshoot Fun in Crawley, West Sussex

It is always such a pleasure to spend time with Emma and her FOUR gorgeous daughters, and what better way to do so than by taking photos, which on this occasion were for a glittery photoshoot taking place in Crawley, West Sussex.

I’ve had the idea of a glitter photoshoot on my mind for quite a while but haven’t felt brave enough to take some round to a client’s home through fear of being thrown out!

The lovely team at Bar 7 in Crawley have kindly been allowing us to use their fantastic space whilst they’re closed, so this was finally our chance to create a mess, knowing it could easily be swept and cleared up!

The girls were on great form as always, I’ve got to know them all really well over the past year or so and we always have a giggle. Their energy as a foursome is a sheer joy and they are always up for ‘helping’ me.

I have been focussing on low-key portraits recently (meaning a darker background, rather than a white one) I think it lends itself to some really flattering lighting and also sits well with our brand, offering a vintage style, which always looks so lovely with the kiddos.

I wanted to get the girls warmed up so we started with some individual portraits, where I could pose them and get them used to the camera. I always spend time with children before we get into the shoot as it’s crucial that they feel comfortable with me before I start snapping away. On this occasion, it was very easy as the girls and I already have a great friendship but if I’m working with a new client, I do pride myself on spending enough time to ensure they’re comfortable, relaxed and ready to go – otherwise the pictures just don’t do them, or me, justice!

After a few portraits, Flo (the cheeky one with the cute glasses) decided that she was going to be model extraordinaire for the day and was pretty set on photobombing most of the session.. in my mind, this just enabled me to capture her personality in its fullness and I think it made for some lovely candid shots.

Vintage Photoshoot Sussex

Vintage Photoshoot Sussex

Vintage Photoshoot Sussex

Vintage Photoshoot Sussex

Vintage Photoshoot Sussex

Vintage Photoshoot Sussex

Vintage Photoshoot Sussex

Vintage Photoshoot Sussex

Vintage Photoshoot Sussex

Vintage Photoshoot Sussex

Vintage Photoshoot Sussex

Vintage Photoshoot Sussex

Vintage Photoshoot Sussex

Vintage Photoshoot Sussex

Vintage Photoshoot Sussex

Vintage Photoshoot Sussex

Vintage Photoshoot Sussex

Vintage Photoshoot Sussex

Vintage Photoshoot Sussex

Vintage Photoshoot Sussex

Vintage Photoshoot Sussex

Vintage Photoshoot Sussex

Vintage Photoshoot Sussex

Vintage Photoshoot Sussex

Vintage Photoshoot Sussex

 

Then it was time for the glitter! We did this at the end of the session as part-bribe and with us knowing that the clear up may take some time. Much to our amusement we were able to torment Ash with the sparkly stuff as he has a very strong hatred for it, to the point where he left the studio for a while! The temptation to scatter him with it was very hard to not give into.. but of course we didn’t, Nick and I aren’t ‘that’ mean 😉

We got the girls to do some lovely pictures, very subtle shots with them blowing the glitter at the camera and smiling sweetly, and then chaos ensued, it was being thrown everywhere, rubbed in heads and hair and them rolling around in it on the floor. To me, it was great as it made for some really fun pictures, but I didn’t envy Emma having to bath and brush it out of them once home! The things we do for art ‘eh?!

The clearing up was not as bad as we expected and as such, are now open for more glittery photoshoots! So if you like this idea and would like to book, do drop me an email lucy@candyflossandbowties.com or call me on 07843 092735.

Glitter Photoshoot Sussex

Glitter Photoshoot Sussex

Glitter Photoshoot Sussex

Glitter Photoshoot Sussex

Glitter Photoshoot Sussex

Glitter Photoshoot Sussex

Glitter Photoshoot Sussex

Glitter Photoshoot Sussex

Glitter Photoshoot Sussex

Glitter Photoshoot Sussex

Glitter Photoshoot Sussex

Glitter Photoshoot Sussex

Glitter Photoshoot Sussex

Glitter Photoshoot Sussex

Glitter Photoshoot Sussex

Can you guess where the glitter that was thrown between the shots above and below ended up?! (Clue.. there is no photo!)

Glitter Photoshoot Sussex

Glitter Photoshoot Sussex

Glitter Photoshoot Sussex

Glitter Photoshoot Sussex

Glitter Photoshoot Sussex

Glitter Photoshoot Sussex

Glitter Photoshoot Sussex

Glitter Photoshoot Sussex

Glitter Photoshoot Sussex

Glitter Photoshoot Sussex