Would you rather have photography at home?
Is the thought of a photo shoot at a studio more stress than you can deal with? Are you too busy to herd up the whole family and ask them to be on their best behaviour for a couple of hours, in a strange place with a strange lady with a big camera? If you have small children you may be concerned that they might be a little confused about a photoshoot, especially if they are also very energetic and might not behave in a strange and confined space. Or is it simply that you want a more personal feel to your photographs?
Is it the Personal Feel You’re After?
Do you want your photographs to be more personal and meaningful to you because they we’re taken in your home? You can chat to me any time about a family photo shoot at your home, or you may prefer to be photographed at a favourite location that means something to you and your family. I am sometimes asked along to family celebrations at home because this is often the only time extended families get together and so it’s the perfect opportunity to have some professional photographs taken. If you are planning a big family get together for a special birthday, anniversary, christening or just because you feel it’s time to have the whole family come together I strongly advise that you capture this special time in photographs.
This family on these photographs live on a lovely little farm in Leicestershire and their photo shoot was great fun. very personal to them and they are delighted with their photographs. The children were very energetic and ran around at 100 miles an hour around their fields and home and took great delight in showing me their new baby cows, the areas where they like to play and the tractors, trees and hay bales they love to climb. Of course I was equally delighted to have an abundance of lovely areas to photograph the family. We started with a few family photographs in the kitchen whilst they were still interested in the whole photo shoot scenario. As soon as they started to lose interest (within about 15 minutes) we continued with photographs outside in the fresh air and they got to burn off some energy, doing what they do most days.
I treated this photo shoot like a little adventure, to a certain extent allowing the children to take control, show me around their home and working around their ’50 miles an hour’ energy. There was absolutely no point in asking these children to remain still. I would have been fighting a losing battle from the minute I arrived.
Note: Dad was super busy on his farm and was with us for around 20 minutes for a few family portraits in and around the farm, then he was off doing his ‘dad stuff’. I think he was happy not to hang around for the whole time we were on our adventure.
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If you would like to view more images please take a look at my gallery of studio and location photographs HERE. Or if you would prefer to chat to me about your family photography ideas and inspirations or book in your family photography session at home please feel free to call me on 01455 233224.