Some people worry about having location shoots during the winter months as the beautiful colours and blue skies are often few and far between but there is no need for concern. With carefully chosen locations and the use of creative lighting we can turn a grey, damp December day into a heart warming family photography opportunity.
I like to start the session with some simple walking shots. This gets everyone nice and relaxed and burns off any nervous energy that the kids may have.
When everyone is suitably relaxed we run through some family group shots, capturing a mixture of different groupings and then some individual portraits before we take a short walk to our next location.
One of the things I enjoy about photographing at Colzium Park is the number of different looking locations all within a 2-minute walk of each other, adding to the variety of final images. It also keeps little ones interested, as they have different places to explore.
Some people can be apprehensive about having a professional photo shoot. They may feel a little awkward 'posing' in front of the camera. The secret to success is not posing just let things happen naturally. For example, above I had Matthew lean against the tree while Leslie snuggled into him, creating a very natural looking pose.
We grabbed a quick family shot here as well before a brief walk to the next location.
I love these tree lined steps as a backdrop for photographs. We finished off the main family shoot here with the usual mixture of family groups and individual portraits. All the Wilkies were fabulous at having their photographs taken but the star of the day was definitely wee Harris. He never moaned once, always did exactly what he was asked all with lots of enthusiasm and he even busted out his own model moves! To finish we had a quick stop at the play park as his big sisters headed back to the car to warm up.
I still have dates available before Christmas, book soon to avoid disappointment. All family shoots come with their online album of approximately 50-70 photographs (with full printing rights) where you are free to download and share your images as you please. You also receive your mobile app with a gallery of your images. Family shoots available from £149, please check my website or get in touch for more details.