This post is about a real fun family photoshoot starring little Elle and her parents Melanie and Simon. They approached me in December with the request to have some family portraits taken, but the pictures should also show Shanghai Life. A selection were to be used in a calendar which they were giving as Christmas present to their family back home.
Because it was still winter and Elle at that time only a few months old we were kind of limited with time. We therefore chose to stay in the area around Fuxing park, starting with one of my favorite locations, a Chinese living community on Fuxing Lu.
Melanie, Simon and Elle are a really sweet family and it was loads of fun to take their photographs. Like with many shootings, the story developed spontaneous as we were going along. It seemed like we were particularly lucky on that day to catch some classic Shanghai scenes:
We found this beautiful staircase in one of the houses and met a couple of locals in their pyjamas, too...
This bike just happened to be parked there!
And as we went along we met this old lady sitting on her door step.
She was chatting away to us in anything BUT Mandarin
We then moved on to watch the locals playing mahjong in Fuxing Park
.. and Melanie and Elle joined the afternoon ballroom dancing club for a song
Thank you! Melanie, Elle and Simon for a fun time with you and for sharing your happiness by supporting
Plan International with a charity project at the Philippines!