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A glowing review for Gracie May Photography

I just received the most lovely review email from a recent session and I wanted to share it!

Having followed both of Elizabeth’s facebook page, I already really admired Elizabeth’s amazing talent and her real openness and generosity in sharing her experiences and advice on photography in plain English. When I received the email about the mini sessions I jumped at the chance of having a session, choosing to blank out the small matter that it was 3 hours away. There was never any doubt in my mind that I wouldn’t be 110% satisfied with the results.

Elizabeth was so friendly on email and we even video Skyped before the session, it was great to get some help particularly as Amie had lots of wardrobe choices!

The choice of location for the photo session was really great, 100 hundred acre wood – the children were already intrigued and excited at the opportunity to explore the wood and climb new trees. We were blessed with great weather, bright if not a little cold.

When we actually met Elizabeth it was as if we’d known her for ages, she is a complete natural with children, they just loved her!  We ventured off in to the woods to find a quite glade away from other walkers.  Ben volunteered to be first which was fine, Amie was kept involved being the photographers helper holding the circular reflector (great move) and James was happy to go climb a tree.  The session was just fun!  Ben was asked to think about his favourite star wars character and what character other members of the family might be.  There was lots of lively banter during the whole session as we laughed at the choices of characters and generally enjoyed ourselves.  Amie loved being in front of the camera and holding her prop case. James had found his tree and that was his choice of location as he was naturally happy up there rather than standing in front of the camera. Elizabeth was happy just to go with the flow and took quite a few of his images there – something he was pleased with.

Group shots are always very interesting to try to get a good one of all three of them. There is often quite a bit of playful jostling, tickling as well as banter. Elizabeth handled this amazingly well and kept them all engaged, they loved the running towards camera. Having burnt off some energy they crouched down together. Elizabeth asked them to say the alphabet – one letter each, which took their mind off the camera. The end gorgeous shot is one taken after that activity.

We were all so pleased, loving the end results. They are beautiful and really reflect each child and evoke so many wonderful emotions of love. The composition, light and wonderful autumn colours and being in a wonderful woodland environment is so special.  I did have to look-up what ‘Bokeh’ meant but now I know, there is lots and it is beautiful!
Would I recommend Elizabeth to others? Yes, without hesitation!

The Author & Artist

I'm Elizabeth, the photographer behind Gracie May Photography. I've been shooting since my first wedding in 2008 on a borrowed camera.

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