Friday afternoon of last week, I met up with a friend at Coventry's War Memorial park to photograph her son. We had brilliant weather for the shoot - a bright, sunny autumnal afternoon - and my model was brilliant, full of energy and more than keen to pose for me. We started off by playing with some of the many leaves that had fallen from the park's trees - cue lots of leaves taking to the air and lots of smiles.
Next up was the War Memorial itself, and impressive monument and perfect for running around...told you he was full of energy!
My man has a great smile on him, which he was only too happy to show off for the camera.
We then headed off to the adventure playground and I managed to get a few pleasing shots of my model enjoying himself on the slides, rocking things and whatever else was there.
In case you were wondering, my model was born deaf and that thing on his head is actually a processor that allows him to hear, but from how he talks, if that processor were invisible you wouldn't be able to tell that he has a hearing impairment at all. My man actually does a lot of modelling work for the deaf children's charity, so that explains why he is so natural in front of the lens. I captured some great black and white images during the session as well, these three being among my favourites.
Before wrapping things up, I also got some shots of my model enjoying himself on his bike, shots that I was really pleased with - espeically this next one.
Thanks a bunch for having me come and do the shoot, I had a great time and I'm really pleased with the images that I've ended up with. This last one is my favourite from the day - what a great smile!