Baby Rafi: Crazy Hair

Rafi is quite simply a dream for a photographer. His expressive face, big blue eyes and wild red hair make him a very striking little man indeed! Despite having lots of pictures taken on the family camera since Rafi was born in January, his mum Susan wanted some really bright, fun and high-quality pictures of her little boy and she got in touch with Elstree Photo Studios to provide them.

Rafi came to us in the morning and he wasn’t his usual spirited self- in fact he was pretty tired and made it abundantly clear that he didn’t like certain poses we tried with him! Photography can be a waiting game, and after a few moments of patiently lying on the floor (both myself and Rafi) I was able to pick some of the right split-second moments that encapsulate Rafi’s inquisitive eyes, and his huge smile.

We had a couple of outfit changes too, which give great variety to the shots. Susan was over the moon with the pictures, as was Laurence- Rafi’s dad… who himself has similar hair! We provided the family with a stunning four foot canvas to adorn the wall of their living room for many years to come, and we really look forward to doing more shoots with Rafi over the next few years.



Blake Ezra

Blake Ezra regularly works on commission for some of the UK’s biggest publications and organisations. His background in informal education brings an ability to work easily with people from all walks of life, bringing out their character in his pictures. Blake Ezra has worked on commission for newspapers such as The Sun and The Financial Times, and organisations including Chessington World of Adventures, Harrods, Lulu Guinness, National Lottery, Playboy, The Chief Rabbi, and World Jewish Relief. He has also recently become one of London’s most sought after wedding photographers through a blend of attention to detail, strength in versatility, ability to capture a moment, and not-yet-certified workaholism. Favourite experience in photography: “I always see photography as a passport to privilege- to situations whereby access is nearly impossible without a camera. There have been many moments in my career so far where I’ve spent time in crazy situations- backstage at concerts, royal weddings and plenty of helicopter-based aerial photography. However, nothing beats seeing the reactions on clients faces when presented with their pictures.” ‘Nothing makes me happier than taking pictures I know my clients will love, I usually work with a beaming smile on my face! I gain massive job-satisfaction when I see my images seen by millions of people in the national press, but equally nothing beats the feeling of creating personal memories for people who will cherish them forever’