It's rather handy having a wife who is a genius with the sewing machine.
Jacqueline's business, 6am Dance and Stage Wear, needed some images to update her Etsy and Facebook page, and I was more than happy to help out. So off we went to Marine Park, a lovely area of South Shields, to shoot two great little dancers, Ashton and Aniyah.
Although the sky was clear, there was a bit of a haze in the air, and I was concerned that the light was going to make the images a little flat. Luckily, I've a pair of 600 Watt battery powered studio lights, so we set one of them up as a key light and used the sun to back-light the girls. This set-up showed off the costumes really well and produced some wonderful images.
The park here is really great for photography. Apart from the rolling grassed area and lake, there's some nice architecture and even a waterfall! This made a great backdrop for us. It did involve the girls being lifted over a spiked fence, but Ashton, Aniyah and their mums were ok with it.
Overall, it was a great afternoon, and the girls were absolutely brilliant. We came away with some amazing shots and even managed to squeeze in time for an ice-creamed theme photo ...!