I’m really excited that my good friend Tora and her husband are about to welcome their first child in to the world! I was looking out of my office window and noticed that the leaves have started to change colour to the most beautiful golden russet, against a gorgeous blue sky – the perfect back drop for a photo shoot. It inspired me to invite Tora to Mousehold Heath in Norwich to capture some autumnal shots of her baby bump to celebrate their pregnancy.
I’ve lived in Norfolk for a lot of my life and I’m slightly embarrassed to say I rarely make it over to Mousehold Heath. I really need to change that! The woodlands are stunning and constantly changing tones and form – a photographer’s dream.
When I shoot, I really like to incorporate light and shadows into my work and to embrace the autumn colours. I love wild and rambling natural settings. Tora stood surrounded by ferns and tall trees. We really lucked out when the sun started to beam down through the foliage and branches, and spot-lit Tora’s pregnant beauty. She brought a couple of changes of clothes, so we played around with her outfits, complimenting the natural setting, but also standing out and being bold.
I hope you enjoy the results. The baby is due in just a few days and I am looking forward to photographing their bundle of joy once it’s born – what a treat!