I had a lovely visit to a family home recently for a springtime family portrait photography session. The session involved three generations of the same family and started with some studio style images inside the family home and quickly moved onto some outdoor portraits. I used a portable studio background and studio lights to produce some images on a plain studio background for the family first, but with the sun shining the younger members of the family were keen to venture outdoors for some photographs.
It was a lovely spring day with bright sunshine. Although a little early to benefit from any shade from trees in full leaf which would’ve been welcomed, a great showing of daffodils meant that I quickly asked permission to use a bank of daffodils for some photographs of the family’s young ladies who obliged. An extra bonus was that the daffodils allowed me to photograph the girls with the sun to their backs or backlit as photographers would say, which was perfect as I didn’t need to worry about how bright the sun was shining in people’s eyes on this occasion.
We then utilised other areas of the garden and the outside aspects of the family home to take some more photographs often producing legacy images following on from previous family portrait locations cherished by the family concerned. It’s lovely to be able to take this type of photograph for a family as it charts the passage of time and the development of a family and gives the family photographs of a likeness separated by more than a little time on occasion. With a lovely large garden it was almost a slight shame that the sun was quite so strong, as it did mean that at this early point in the year that I had to work against it’s brightness but we were more than happy to be able to benefit from it’s warmth and great colour.
We had a great time, let little people explore and have some fun and produced some photographs that will hopefully be cherished for many years to come. A lovely family to meet and photograph, I hope you like a small sample of some of the photographs produced.
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