I had photographed Rachael and Daniel’s wedding and documented their babies as the family grew and it was a pleasure today to visit their home for some family portrait photography and update the family album with some relaxed pictures of the children. Here are a few images that caught my eye at the editing stage. Children often are more at ease at home and it’s a great opportunity to shoot some images of them in their own surroundings.
It was a pleasure to welcome back Steve, Lisa and the boys for another studio family portrait photography session today. I understand that in America a lot of families book a family portrait session once a year which is a really nice idea. I think most parents would agree with me that the children grow up pretty fast and how valuable would an album be with, say, 20 family portraits spaced a year apart? Pretty amazing I think. Here are few favourites from Steve and Lisa’s studio portrait session.
One lovely thing about children’s photography sessions on location is that you can get them occupied in everyday tasks. This not only makes for a more natural style of image but I think it has greater meaning in years to come. Here’s a couple of favourite images of Evie engaged in a spot of gardening.
Here are a couple of favourites from a childrens photography studio portrait session of Rory and his big sister Ellie. They had a good time, can you tell?
The lighting can be a challenge outside the confines of the studio but I enjoy the challenge. The backgrounds to the images are obviously a lot more personal to the subjects. Given that family portraits are treasured for decades after the event I think it’s really nice for the children to have this insight into how their house looked when they were young and also how their parents looked at the time.
I had photographed Andy and Viv’s wedding a few years previously and it was a delight to be asked back to photograph them and baby Charlotte.
Here are a few favourite images from their home portrait session.
Usually we spend around an hour and a half shooting a family session at home and this can be extended if necessary. I find with younger children that it’s best to let them dictate the pace of the session. Sometimes it’s fun to extend the session with a trip to the local park or other outdoor location. In a few years it’s lovely to look back on what seems like a normal everyday occurrence for the children.
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