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.