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Gift vouchers for photography sessions are great presents and I was glad to meet up with a recipient of one of my vouchers and her family for a lovely relaxed family portrait session at a North Norfolk beach. The gift voucher had been provided as a Christmas present and we headed out for the shoot on a beautiful day in May.

The sun was shining bright and the weather was definitely what I’d define as being shorts weather. Aunt, Uncle, Grandchildren, Grandfather and Mother and parents had all made it out for a special day together as a family at the beach with a portrait session included. We had fun in the woods, in the sand dunes, the fit and young ran around on the beach and everyone enjoyed themselves having a great time in the great outdoors. I’m often told by my client’s who are experiencing their first lifestyle session outdoors that they love the fact that they feel they can act naturally, aren’t restricted and most of all feel relaxed. Add to that adventure for the children and you’ve got great reason to get out and enjoy an outdoor session in some beautiful countryside.

We had great fun, got some fresh air and I was then able to leave a lovely family enjoying themselves at the beach, having recorded a bit of the here and now for the future.

I hope you like some of the photographs.

FAMILY PORTRAITMUM AND DAD PHOTOGRAPHBOY PORTRAIT PHOTOGRAPHGRANDFATHER AND MOTHER PORTRAITCUDDLING COUPLE IN THE WOODS AT THE BEACHAUNT AND NIECE PHOTOGRAPH ON A BEACH HUTNORFOLK PORTRAIT PHOTOGRAPHY BEACH HUTView full post »

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Why do I sell vouchers for portrait sessions? Well basically because they make superb presents for birthdays, anniversary’s, as wedding presents and for Christmas.

What could be better than getting natural photographs of yourself with your family enjoying yourselves as a lasting memento-nothing in my opinion:)

I headed to the beach with a lovely family with one lucky sister being the recipient of a portrait voucher. The day was an idyllic summery day with lots of lovely sunshine so we headed into the woods to hide from the sunshine a little before heading to the beach to enjoy some blue sky and yellow sands action. Little ladies together, family photographs more photographs with grandmother and even more with brother and sister-in-law or aunt and uncle. Plenty of pine cones to play with, lots of woodland to explore, picturesque little spots and then the beach, sunshine and obviously the option to have even more fun after the photographs were all taken. Not a bad way to spend a midweek day during the summer holidays.

If you’d like to treat someone to a family portrait session whether a small or large family then please get in touch, they’re great fun and hopefully you’ll like these photographs that are just a few from this family session as a taster.

SISTERS EXPLORING THE LONG GRASS IN THE WOODS PHOTOGRAPHDONT FORGET THE MONKEYLITTLE GIRLS PORTRAITBLUE SKY AT THE NORTH NORFOLK BEACH AND GIRLEXPLORING THE WOODSFAMILY IN THE PINE WOODS PHOTOGRAPHGIRL AT THE YELLOW BEACH HUTView full post »

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I’m lucky to have clients who regularly ask me to photograph their family, as new additions have arrived, birthdays have come and gone and toddlers have turned into schoolchildren. It’s great as not only do you get to know your clients well but I have the pleasure of people who are quite used to the camera from the very beginning of each shoot, no nerves just natural behaviour and fun, outdoor portrait photography as it should be.

It was good to take one such set of clients somewhere new for a shoot this year, to the woods in full leaf to have a meander along the paths, a bit of hide and seek, a little exploration, even finding some small frogs on this occasion which mum was an expert at catching to show the kids, and some fun throwing some dried leaves around before climbing some fences for photographs with mum and dad.

Whats more we were only about 20 minutes from Norwich but as is usual with Norfolk we were out in the countryside and able to take advantage of the county’s beautiful scenery. Woodland portrait sessions are great fun, particularly in spring when bluebells start emerging and again in Autumn when deciduous leaves change colour and give you a great array of golds and browns to use as a backdrop to shoots combined with superb low angled sunshine. What’s more particularly for the autumnal shoots its a great excuse to get out the wooly jumpers and scarfs for the first time and plan a shoot so that you can take in a Sunday lunch as a family too.

Great fun, I hope you enjoy the photographs.

 

THROUGH THE LEAVES LIFESTYLE PORTRAITKIDS SITTING ON A LOG PORTRAIT IN WOODLANDSISTER AND BROTHER PHOTOGRAPHNATURAL PORTRAIT IN THE WOODSKIDS PLAYING PHOTOGRAPH NORWICH WOODLANDView full post »

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Clients are often a little reluctant to head out to have photographs taken, there’s the fear that you’ll look a bit silly with a photographer tagging along. As an alternative I’m often asked to photograph family’s at their homes but I’m always cautious of doing so for two reasons.

The first reason is that going somewhere unfamiliar particularly when you go for a walk often acts as a great stimulus for adventure and activity and then of course smiles and fun particularly for children. The second is that the home and garden environment sometimes isn’t particularly suitable for portraits. Even when you do have a very beautiful garden as was the case with the following shoot, you sometimes don’t quite have the variety of landscape to keep children entertained for quite long enough and often you might be limited in the number of different backgrounds that can be used for photographs particularly if a bit of bright sun limits the suitable angles at which subjects can be photographed in a natural way.

We started this shoot at the very beautiful garden of the children’s grandparents but soon discovered that we had exhausted the photographic potential of the garden. No worry though as the family knew a great little woodland only a stones throw away that was full of bluebells in flower. Cue a quick car journey and a bit of an adventure for the girls with Grandad and mum through the woods. Our additional little foray added more variety to the photographs provided to the family and I discovered a brand new beautiful place to take families interested in using the beautiful Norfolk scenery as a backdrop.

I hope you like a few of the photographs from the session.

BLUEBELL WOODLAND PORTRAITSSWINGING FROM TREES IN WOODS NORWICHCHASING BUBBLES IN BLUEBELL WOODLANDPORTRAIT IN GARDEN OF HOMEView full post »

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Often people forget that it doesn’t have to be summertime to have fun at the beach. In fact the colours at the beach don’t fade like they do inland. The sea, the sand, the Marram grass stay the same, as do the pine trees. It’s the perfect place for photography year round.

Winter portrait shoots benefit from beautiful low sunlight which is an absolute joy to photograph people in, it’s low and makes peoples eyes shine brightly, it’s warm in colour and it’s best closer to midday than it is during summer so it’s perfectly timed for younger children who get a bit cranky later in the afternoon.

Of course the amount of wonderful coastline that Norfolk has lends itself to it being a great place for family portraits and I was glad to be able to visit one of my favourite beaches at Old Hunstanton in March to photograph some lovely children all belonging to one extended family. The aim was to provide a very lucky Grandmother with some photographs for her grandchildren for her birthday and I hope that we didn’t disappoint. A big part of heading out and about for a lifestyle portrait shoot instead of staying local to your home is that it provides children with entertainment in the form of adventure and exploration. Hopefully in these photographs you’ll be able to see some of the adventure the children had whilst their parents watched. The only downside to the afternoon was that unfortunately we had so much fun that by the time we had finished the beach cafe was closed and there was no chance of ice creams.

I hope you enjoy looking at some of the photographs and please drop me a line if you would like a winter portrait shoot.

 

COUSINS PORTRAIT ON BEACH HUT VERANDA NORFOLKGIRL IN WINTER SUN PORTRAITRUNNING THROUGH THE DUNESPIGGY BACK RACING NORFOLK BEACHView full post »

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