Location: Berkshire, UK
I met the Smith Family for their portrait shoot on location in Berkshire and the weather couldn’t have been more perfect! The sun was low in the sky (it was an early morning shoot) creating a lovely golden glow and there was frost on the ground. Paul and Lucy had two lovely children who were wrapped up warmer than me – sensible kids…! At the beginning, Ellie wasn’t 100% sure of the shoot and took a little persuading (after finding the frosty leaves!) to look at me with the camera but when she did she lit up the frame! David who was dressed in a blue puffy coat looking so warm was taking it all in his stride….a real natural in front of the camera, come to think about it so was Paul and Lucy. We shot a selection of casual images and some a little more staged, but to be honest when it comes to photographing children – you have just got to go with the flow and if they want to do something, you go right after and capture it.
When Lucy had contacted me she was looking for some images she could use for their family Christmas card – I loved this idea and so we made sure we nailed this shot….. I won’t post any images that they might use for their card until after Christmas so we can keep it as a surprise! The location I had chosen was great for children – it was quiet so having no distractions made it easier for Mum and Dad 🙂 and I managed to get some really great shots of the family playing and laughing in the sunshine.
I love the fact with my job I can capture wonderful photos, frozen in time that families will treasure.
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