I think we can all agree that not much has changed in the family portrait world since circa. 1994, to the point that we all share a similar vision of what they typically look like. *Cue, montage of cheesy grins, plain backdrops, black and white everything, awkward poses, the same images over and over and over and over ad infinitum……*

family by lake

In short, they all look the same! Which is madness because I don’t know two families that are the same.

Unbelievably, no one has done much to shake up the family photography world thus far.

*Enters Fliss, stage right*

Hi, I’m Fliss, I make remarkable portraits of remarkable people, thus re-imagining the every day portrait as we know it.

After realising that I had the perfect range of skills to merge artificial intelligence with photography to create a brand-new genre of image making, I tested the technique and was wowed by the results.

pregnant mother with teen daughter husband family

 

Creating this image provoked the question - since family pictures ARE so boring, why don’t I do the unthinkable and create… GOOD family portraits?

I found a couple of clients who were perfect. They are a solid unit who have great senses of humour, love to dress up, have a vibrant social life, and who love to engage with the more interesting aspects of culture. They are the type of people who would categorically never get a typical family portrait made of themselves, because it simply doesn’t reflect who they are.

I started generating some backgrounds and we eventually settled on two really cool ones. We planned their outfits to match and we got shooting. I normally shoot in my studio in Camberwell, South East London, but in this case it made sense to shoot in their home.

The shoot was an absolute breeze. We had a really fun few hours and I presented the final images to them a couple of days later, we were all incredibly excited by the results.

This is one of two shots so have a look through my gallery to see the other one.

What’s so thrilling for me about my process is that because every person I work with is an individual with their own tastes, sensibilities and characters, every single image I’m asked to make puts me on a new visual journey. The outcome is completely unpredictable, so no two days working are the same.

What’s so exciting for my clients is that even though the they may have a look or aesthetic that appeals to them, the AI image generating process means that the images will be a more sensational and captivating version of that look than they were able to anticipate. It’s always a very exciting journey into the unknown, that you get to be at the centre of.

If you’d like to be a part of the pioneering PEEK movement of visual discovery, get in touch to find out more. Your multi-reality portrait is just clicks away.

 

Peace & Love,

PS. I want my blog posts to be authentic and natural, but my website and SEO guy (big up Sudeep!) insists that I have to use certain 'keywords' in my blogs to boost SEO. It's essential for online discoverability. The problem is, when I try to weave all these terms into my writing, it just sounds forced, and strips the personality out of it. As a solution, i'm going to break the fourth wall and shamelessly post them all here within a delightful poem, made by the Chat GPT poets. I hope you understand 🙂

 

In Fulham's palace, a story does unfold,

A family photo shoot, unique and bold.

A talented photographer in London town,

Capturing memories, not a single frown.

 

With a fine art style that's very relaxed,

In this family shoot, no joy is axed.

Photos at home, or in Regent's Park,

Daylight portraits, or in the dark.

 

Maternity, newborn, photoshoots galore,

Her photography specialises, forevermore.

From central London to south east Surrey,

Her swift travels, there's no need to worry.

 

Outdoor family or photos to celebrate,

Natural portraits, love to create.

Across London parks or in West London's haven,

Family moments, beautifully engraven.

 

From family shoot to newborn photoshoot,

Her style of photography, a perfect pursuit.

An award-winning family, on her camera display,

Family's photos turned, in a lovely way.

 

From baby photographer to family's delight,

Children and families n the warm sunlight.

London and Surrey, her lens does explore,

Making memories, oh it's never a bore!

 

Recent family, newborn and family as well,

Quality of the photos, as if by a spell.

Beautiful family, wonderful too,

Relaxed family, in a setting so true.

 

For family pictures, she's your best bet,

She puts you at ease, on that you can bet.

Felt very comfortable, a joy to work,

Her professional photos, a bonus perk.

 

Your time with your family, worth every penny,

Natural photos, she'll take many.

For the family photo shoot, that bespeaks your tale,

With London's photographer, you will never fail.

 

So, for a professional photographer in London, do reach,

For family photography including each,

From newborn baby to the family photos taken,

Please get in touch, you'll be not forsaken.

 

Fun and natural, relaxed and free,

The photos will be as lovely as can be.

or a vacation in London, memories to seize,

Recommend her services, with the greatest ease.

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