The home environment can often be a very relaxed location for portrait photography at home and is particularly good for young children particularly if you want home comforts at hand. A recent portrait session saw me visiting a young lady at her home from home i.e.; her grandparent’s house to photograph her with her older cousins. The weather was unfortunately a bit on the damp side and we weren’t able to reschedule the session but we worked around the rain showers and still managed to get out in the garden for some photographs before being forced back inside for some more candid portraits of the family enjoying themselves.
The little lady enjoyed playing with some of her toys, posing with mum and dad for cuddles, playing with her cousins and crawling around outdoors during the dry spell of weather before a game of hide and seek around Grandmother’s kitchen. It was again a really relaxed way to photograph the family and record a little snippet of a one year old’s life with her family.
I hope you enjoy some of the photographs.
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.
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.
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.