When I write a blog post about my family photography sessions and shoots I have a look back at the edited photographs and pick out some that I feel represent all those delivered to a gallery for the client to view. It’s a great chance to look back at my work and experiences with my clients. Usually when you’re editing as a photographer it’s fairly intense and when the images are delivered you’re onto the next shoot or edit. So this image selection process is a chance for a bit of reflection, not to mention great fun, always accompanied by a smile or two.
For the family featured in this blog we were celebrating the end of high school and a bit of calm, precious family time before working life and further education put people in motion again. We went to the Langley Senior School grounds to photograph the family and not having visited the main site before I couldn’t help be impressed by the grandeur of the grade 1 listed former house onsite which wouldn’t have looked out of place on most period dramas!
We explored country tracks, Capability Brown landscaping and gardens, and finally the grounds of a church situated on the estate. There was a bit of “blue steel” posing, a great bit of canine wrangling, a dip in the garden water feature, lots of hugs, cuddles and a few attempts by mum to embarrass her son with a big kiss! 🙂 It was great fun and hopefully the photographs will provide a valuable snapshot of family life in the summer of 2022.