Family Photography at home is great, as for younger members of a family, and probably old too, the home environment is a place to relax. On this shoot from last year, I visited a relatively new family to capture some of their life with their newest member, and into the mix we also managed to get some shots of the family’s lovely Collie dog. I spent a couple of hours with the family producing natural shots in the house, front and back gardens and on a short walk down the lane on which the family live. It was all very relaxed and hopefully this shows in the photographs. One young man certainly spent a great deal of the time smiling.
We started indoors, introducing the family’s young son to the idea of a photographer and cameras in the living room. As it was a bright day there was lots of light indoors and plenty of time to make an acquaintance whilst photographing a little bit of cruising around sofa edges and tables in addition to family cuddles. Moving outdoors to the back garden we found a favourite swing and the family’s Collie dog. With a bit of planning and a well placed favourite ball we even managed to get the young man on his swing with his Collie beside him before also getting some shots with mum and dad. With the sun being so bright we had to be quite careful to avoid quite a blinding sunlight by sticking mainly in the shaded areas of the back garden so also explored the front lawn of the property which owing to a large oak tree on it’s boundary had some great leaves for a certain young man to play with as we tried to get some portraits of him sat on and crawling around the lawn. Finally we had a little walk looking for some lovely soft light and any little places we could find down the lane from the house before returning to the family’s home.
I photograph lots of different shoots each year but by far my favourite are shoots outdoors or family photography sessions at home. If you’d like to book a session then please get in touch. I hope you like a few of the photographs from this shoot below.