Cheeky Zane: Blue Eyes

Zane’s mum Charlotte had called us last year to do a set of environmental portraits of her gorgeous little boy- playing at home, running around the garden and generally causing mischief.

Luckily, Charlotte loved those pictures and I suggested she bring Zane into Elstree Photo Studios during the setting up process. In came Zane- cheeky smile, massive blue eyes and very little inclination to behave for photographs! Fortunately his lack of focus was nothing that couldn’t be fixed by Toy Story’s Woody and Buzz, so in they came and Zane was delighted.

I spent a bit of time observing Zane, allowing him to do his own thing and forget I was even there- occasionally finding the right moment to click the shutter and catch Zane off-guard. The pictures came out really nicely, and Charlotte absolutely was over-the-moon to have these memories to cherish forever. For me, it was a very fun day at work- Zane is a real character and depicting his character out in these pictures was very rewarding. Hopefully Woody and Buzz enjoyed it too!

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’