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By Dave Henshaw, Apr 15 2017 01:24PM

I had looked forward to today's photo shoot for a long time, as it was the winner of the portrait voucher I donated to 'Down syndrome Liverpool Group' in 2016.


A lot of you will already know that our son Max has Down syndrome and we are constantly working alongside groups throughout the north west to help raise funds and awareness for the condition.


'Down syndrome Liverpool Group' raise thousands of pounds every year and I was really pleased to be a part of that fundraising by donating the portrait voucher.


But today was all about the winner and 4 year old Melody from Liverpool arrived at the studio and stole our hearts, what a beautiful little girl she is. From the minute she arrived I was on my toes trying to capture her every move and I loved every minute!


As with most child portraits, after 30 minutes she was ready to leave, she'd had enough of me trying to direct her, she knew what was best and made sure her toy monkey got in on the act too.


Overall it was an amazing photo shoot, short and sweet, but we got the shot!


Look out for it here on my website and on my social media soon.


Have a great Easter weekend everyone.


Dave

By Dave Henshaw, May 20 2016 12:32PM

I'm all for doing things a little bit different and getting creative at the last minute, but when you've been making plans, researching locations and getting everthing prepared for a very important photo shoot, nothing frustrates me more than the Great British weather letting us down!!!


And that's exactly what happened yesterday! I'd already planned a shoot day with award winning make up artist Anne Bowcock and the original idea was to take a couple of models on location, but when I was contacted by Kiera Weathers management and they told me that if we could arrange to do the photo shoot with her on the 19th May, then that would be perfect, all of our plans changed.


We discussed mood boards and Kiera was spoilt rotten with a fabulous collection of outfits from Mabel Doll.


On the day, we got off to a good start, it was a little overcast and all was looking good, but within 30 minutes the weather changed dramatically and the heavens opened, it meant that our amazing plans of a location shoot changed and it was time to set up the home studio, it's never ideal, but we do get some decent work done in it.


Kiera was in great spirit, we had the music on loud and we all just got on with the shoot.


I'm really pleased with the results and I'm looking forward to working on a few edits over the coming days.

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