OUTDOOR FAMILY SHOOTS
For a Family Photographer London is my awash with amazing locations for photo shoots. I want to create beautiful, tasteful and creative portraiture and by doing an outdoor photo shoot you allow children to be relaxed and unrestrained which leads to gorgeous natural images. They are only little (and cute!) for a short period of time, capture it now with some discerning portraiture and your memories will be preserved long after they have grown up.
Should we go for an outdoor shoot?
For Family Photography London is spoilt for amazing places to go. I strongly believe that location photography is the way to go with younger children, they are far more relaxed, are easily entertained and distracted and are free to move and to explore, all of which lead to far better expressions and a really enjoyable family experience. I will lead the kids around from one setting to the next staying just long enough to get some great shots without them getting bored before moving to the next place. There won’t be much walking as all the places I like to shoot in have great locations really close together, and I wouldn’t want the children to have to walk too far as it may effect their mood!
If you’re concerned about how your children will react to a shoot, read this blog I wrote and don’t worry… Family photo shoot tips and advice for parents
How old do the children need to be?
Children need to be old enough to either sit or walk on their own to make the most of the shoot outside. I would not recommend a newborn or a crawling baby, as newborns will generally be wrapped up so tight when outside that it’ll be hard to see them properly, and crawling babies won’t sit still long enough for portraits to be taken. They want to be on the move which, when crawling, means they have their head down which is not great. So as long as they can walk or sit then we’re ok..
What should we wear?
I will give you a call to discuss clothing and colours to use, taking into account the children’s characters and colouring and the time of year to choose clothes and props that will compliment them and make the most of their session. In general you should aim to compliment each other and the colours of nature at the time of year you’re having your shoot. Take a look at this blog for my advice on clothing and colours.. WHAT TO WEAR
How long are the sessions?
The location shoot would take around an hour and the edited images will be ready to view from your home computer within a few days. I will take both black and white and colour images, I think they work equally well and are both going to stand the test of time.
I am happy to photograph siblings together and separately and parents with each child, it may take slightly longer to do 3 kids but I work quickly so as not to have them run out of steam and I find that the kids truly love the sessions and feel very special having their portrait taken.
How far ahead do I need to book?
My weekend sessions book up to 2 month ahead of time, though weekdays can be booked up to 2 weeks ahead so it’s worth thinking ahead about when you want to do your shoot.
It’s a great experience for both proud parents and beautiful children. Do give me a call to discuss your options- 07815 864884.
HOW DO I SCHEDULE A TIME WITH YOU?
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HOW MUCH ARE YOUR SHOOTS AND PRODUCTS?
My shoot fee is £170 which covers my time and experience but does not include prints or digital files. If you would like a full price list Do fill out the form below
+44 7815 864884