I provide a variety of portrait shoots for different clients ranging from baby sessions for new families, to small family groups with one or two children, all the way up to family gatherings typically involving about 10-20 people. However, I’ve recently started to offer “Fine Art Portrait Photography” sessions which are based upon high quality portraits of the individual, and are typically aimed at parent’s who’d like stunning images of their children.
There’s a slightly different approach to these sessions. First and foremost the Fine art portrait photography sessions aim to produce images in beautiful outdoor locations. This is because there’s simply no canvas or interior which can look as beautiful as natural settings combined with great natural light. To get the best of the natural light, these sessions will concentrate on the times of day that have the most beautiful light i.e: morning and late afternoon to evening. To shoot at this time of day with younger children often requires a slightly shorter session as they’ll often get tired easily particularly in the early evening. Finally, the camera lenses used for this type of shoot are dedicated professional lenses for portraits, which make distracting foregrounds and backgrounds absolutely beautiful and concentrate your eye on the subject of the photograph.
For this session, we photographed in the early evening mainly in a water meadow full of natural flowers and the odd tree or two. We then moved to a nearby woodland to shoot a few more images looking for pockets of evening light which on this occasion were a little few and far between. Hopefully you’ll agree that the images produced are lovely, and that the young lady’s personality shines through in what are still natural images.