It's well overdue time to share some fabulous photo's with you from my ever growing back catalogue of photo-shoots. So here I give you the lovely Brad, Emma and their little boy. This growing toddler who was just finding his feet apparently has a love of swings and slides, and they also enjoyed taking walks as a family.
Bring on Arrowe Country Park on a lovey sunny Saturday morning - much better photo conditions than attempt number one. Unfortunately not everything goes according to plan with an outdoor photo-shoot, and our British skies are not always kind. But my booking promise protects all my clients - if adverse weather conditions makes things un-shootable, I will re-arrange the photo-shoot on a new mutually suitable date.
Brad & Emma were not sure where the wanted their family photo-shoot, so requested I find a suitable park which had nature, swings and a slide!
Arrowe Park makes for some lovely dappled light as the sun falls between the leaves of the estates many tree covered walkways. We just went for a walk exploring on our way to the play park. Part of what you get when you invest in me is a researched shoot to suit your own particular needs.
Because this was my first time doing a location photo-shoot at a park up the Wirral, but also at Arrowe Park, not only did I research where best fit the requirement, I then went to explore and get the lay of the land, before meeting the clients. I try to do this whenever possible to find the best locations for your photographs.
There are two types of photo-shoot - one where it is completely posed or one which is more focused on time together. Emma & Brad chose the latter because although they really wanted family photo's to document this stage in their son's life they were not too keen on posing in front of a camera. Not everybody likes being the subject of attention.
Not being so keen on the camera, I helped Emma and Brad to relax by just getting them to play in the park and focus on their little boy. While they played, I took numerous photo's until the presence of the camera became a little more normal. Continuing by sharing the odd candid style great picture all while having an easy going conversation interjected with the occasional idea or direction always helps a little too.
As the shoot progressed and the whole family relaxed we went for a walk and caught some photo's that involved actually looking at the camera, allowing them to create some moments which their friends and family could really connect with, as if they were looking directly at them! After all, this is what we expect when we spend time with our nearest and dearest - we look at each other as we talk and spend time together.
I'll leave you with the rest of the photo's. I'd love to know what you enjoyed so please tell me in the comments box below...