Toddler Photo Session | Hengistbury Head | Dorset Portrait Photography by Robert Whetton

by Robert Whetton 19. September 2014 18:00

Last Sunday saw me spending the afternoon with Lou, Dom and their twin girls Harper and Scout for their annual photo session. I photographed these girls last year too at Moors Valley Country Park, but didn't blog it, well I haven't blogged anything in quite a while, though problems with the blog and other things happening.

Much has happened in the two and a half years since I photographed the girls when they were just 5 months old. Lou is now running a very successful business, Lou Brown Designs and is also on NoTHS. And Dom has changed his work too, from having to commute to Portsmouth to now just down the road to Poole.

We started at the house, well, a converted church, its pretty amazing to be honest! A huge open plan area with bedrooms off to the side (I'm hoping to shoot someone there). Once Lou and Dom had everything the girls needed we set off for Tuckton, to catch a boat to Hegistbury Head beach.
NB. No bacon sandwich this time around.

Scout puts pyjama bottoms on scouts head - Portrait Photography Dorset

Mum and Dad with the twins - Portrait Photography Dorset

Its amazing to see how much the girls have changed since last year, and the different personalities they each have. Scout being the more adventurous type and Harper is fun but very thoughtful at the same time.

Paying for the boat - Portrait Photography Dorset

Family boarding the boat - Portrait Photography Dorset

Once tickets had been bought we boarded the fine water vessel.

Harper and Scout check out the water - Portrait Photography Dorset

Waiting for the boat to leave dock - Portrait Photography Dorset

At one point I thought we might have had the whole aft of the boat to ourselves, but the space was soon filled by a couple more families and a dog.

Boat

There was plenty to see on the journey to Hegestbury Head and it kept everyone entertained, the girls asked plenty of questions about the things they could see.

Scout talking to dad - Portrait Photography Dorset

Mum has cuddles with Harper - Portrait Photography Dorset

Dad has cuddles with Scout - Portrait Photography Dorset

Harper has more cuddles with mum - Portrait Photography Dorset

Juvenile swan - Portrait Photography Dorset

Looking out to sea - Portrait Photography Dorset

Harper people watching - Portrait Photography Dorset

Lou said that Harper was a watcher, and wasn't sure where she got her stare from, but i think we now know Lou!

Scout looking overboard - Portrait Photography Dorset

Heading out of Christchurch harbour - Portrait Photography Dorset

Everyone waving at boat - Portrait Photography Dorset

We passed a few boats on the way, the girls would wave enthusiastically.

That's enough thanks Bob. Harper covers the lens - Portrait Photography Dorset

Taking a couple of shots of Harper, she decided that was enough thank you Bob, and covered the lens with her hand. Reminded me of when Maisy was smaller and did a similar thing.

Scout spots tree on Hengistbury Head - Portrait Photography Dorset

Scout spotted a Tree that they're used to spying on the trip and pointed it out.

Speeding sail boats- Portrait Photography Dorset

These young sailors were all about the speed, and we had a near miss with them.

Setting foot on dry land - Portrait Photography Dorset

Everyone looks at the water - Portrait Photography Dorset

Excited about coming onto dry land for ice cream and cake!- Portrait Photography Dorset

Once on dry land, only one thing was on their minds. Cake and ice cream!

Scout and Harper make their way to the ice cream shop - Portrait Photography Dorset

Dad gives the girls a swing - Portrait Photography Dorset

The girls wait patently for their ice creams - Portrait Photography Dorset

Dom took the girls to the shop to get cake and ice cream.

Harper gets a Lime Icicle and Scout gets a Mr Whippy - Portrait Photography Dorset

Harper likes lime flavoured things, and scout opted for the Mr Whippy.

Dom has ice cream in his beard - Portrait Photography Dorset

"Ice cream?" said Dom.

Scout lets Harper eat some Mr Whippy - Portrait Photography Dorset

So sweet to see the girls sharing their treats.

Family sit to eat their treats - Portrait Photography Dorset

Close up of the girls eating their ice creams - Portrait Photography Dorset

Dom pretends to eat more of Scouts Mr Whippy - Portrait Photography Dorset

Scout goes adventuring with the help of Dad - Portrait Photography Dorset

Ice creams and cake eaten, was time for exploring and fun!

Dom and Scout standing on rocks at Hegistbury Head - Portrait Photography Dorset

Harper running on Hegistbury Head - Portrait Photography Dorset

Lou and Harper at Hegistbury Head - Portrait Photography Dorset

Mum and Harper playing - Portrait Photography Dorset

Full length shots of Scout and Harper - Portrait Photography Dorset

Lou and Scout - Portrait Photography Dorset

Harper and Scout hiding while playing hide and seek with mum- Portrait Photography Dorset

The girls love playing hide and seak, although their hiding isn't the best, it works on the idea of if they can't see you, they must be hidden!

Lou finds Harper and Scout when playing hide and seek - Portrait Photography Dorset

Harper running while playing hide and seek - Portrait Photography Dorset

Lou finds the girls and Harper counts - Portrait Photography Dorset

Everyone had a go at hiding and seeking.

Scout and mum hide during hide and seek - Portrait Photography Dorset

Scout and dad find mum - Portrait Photography Dorset

Though some were better at hiding than others.

Mum and dad holding girls pointing out to sea - Portrait Photography Dorset

Harper jumps off of a rowing boat - Portrait Photography Dorset

Harper and Scout play on the gang plank - Portrait Photography Dorset

All fun must come to an end, and it was time to catch the boat back to Tuckton.

Scout walking hand in hand with Dom - Portrait Photography Dorset

Scout finds a Pepper Pig plaster in Doms pocket - Portrait Photography Dorset

Scout found a Peppa Pig plaster in daddy's pocket!

Harper sitting on mums lap in the boat - Portrait Photography Dorset

Dom acting like he's cold on the boat - Portrait Photography Dorset

Wind picked up and it got a little chilly..

Harper being tickled by dad on the boat - Portrait Photography Dorset

Harper being tickled by mum on the boat - Portrait Photography Dorset

Harper sings row, row, row your boat - Portrait Photography Dorset

Harper sang a very good Row, row your boat.

Lou and Scout make funny faces - Portrait Photography Dorset

Scout and Dom look out at the harbour - Portrait Photography Dorset

The girls asking dad more questions - Portrait Photography Dorset

Everyone disembarks the boat to dry land once more - Portrait Photography Dorset

Walking back to the car - Portrait Photography Dorset

The girls get a shoulder carry to the car - Portrait Photography Dorset

Lou and Dom, I have to say, you have the most adorable girls ever! they have such great character about them! And I'm glad you've decided to change to a bi-annual shoot instead. They are growing so fast and it would be a shame not to have a reccord of it.

See you guys in the New Year!

Want a baby or toddler photo session? get in contact. Pricing starts from just £160.

Geek Alert! This has been my first shoot to edit with the new CaptureOne Pro v8.0! have to say the guys over at PhaseOne have done a fantastic job with the new features and impressive speed, you might have noticed that the Black and White shots have a film grain, this is thanks to the guys at PhaseOne who have added a 'grain' feature, you get a choice of different grains and the ability to control how much you add to a photo. Fantastic!

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Harper and Scout.. A Day of Adventure | Baby Portraits by Dorset Photographer Robert Whetton

by Robert Whetton 7. February 2012 20:53

Back in December, singer / song writer Lou Brown asked me if i would come over to her house and document a day with her beautiful 5 month old twin daughters Harper and Scout. The day started at an unheard of time.. 7am! this meant getting up early! considering I'm not in bed most nights until after 3am, I planned an early night beforehand!

What can I say about these 2 girls.. they were absolute troupers! and I have to say that the Bacon sandwich cooked up by Lou's partner Dom was outstanding and very welcome! 

I followed the lives of the girls documenting their day without being obtrusive to the activities of the family and came away with some stunning photographs, that I hope the Kippin-Browns' will cherish for the rest of their lives! 

Dad holding Scout - Baby Portraits - Professional Portraits Dorset

Harper and Scout laying together -   Baby Portraits - Professional Portraits Dorset

The one thing I didn't want is to have a flash going off in everyone's faces every time I took a Photograph. So I armed myself with fast prime lenses..

Scout changing out of her pyjamas -   Baby Portraits - Professional Portraits Dorset

Harper having a cuddle with mum -   Baby Portraits - Professional Portraits Dorset

Harper and Scout having some playtime with mum -   Baby Portraits - Professional Portraits Dorset

Scout takes a cat nap -   Baby Portraits - Professional Portraits Dorset

Harper sleeping in mums arms -   Baby Portraits - Professional Portraits Dorset

Scout and Harper sleeping in their cott -   Baby Portraits - Professional Portraits Dorset

Dad in the kitchen making up milk bottles -   Baby Portraits - Professional Portraits Dorset

Dom gets some sleepy cuddles with Scout -   Baby Portraits - Professional Portraits Dorset

Lou grabs a kiss on Scouts head -   Baby Portraits - Professional Portraits Dorset

Scout is not a happy bunny -   Baby Portraits - Professional Portraits Dorset

Dom works on the computer with Scout asleep in his arm -   Baby Portraits - Professional Portraits Dorset

Harper not happy about Mum clearing her nose -   Baby Portraits - Professional Portraits Dorset

Mum and Dad bottle feed the twins -   Baby Portraits - Professional Portraits Dorset

Dad eats Scout -   Baby Portraits - Professional Portraits Dorset

Mum and Dad get the twins ready for their bath -   Baby Portraits - Professional Portraits Dorset

Harper and Scout enjoying their bath before bed -   Baby Portraits - Professional Portraits Dorset

Mum and dad dress the twins for bed -   Baby Portraits - Professional Portraits Dorset

Scout and Harper have their last bottle in the low light of the bedside light -   Baby Portraits - Professional Portraits Dorset

A bedtime story to help Harper and Scout nod off -   Baby Portraits - Professional Portraits Dorset

Mum catches 40 winks -   Baby Portraits - Professional Portraits Dorset

Thanks again guys for letting me enter your home and capture the moments in your life.

See you at the girls 1st birthday!

If you would like to organise a day with you and your baby please check out the babies page on my website.

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