As I am writing this post, the sun is shining and it feels like Spring is coming. I am excited to go out and enjoy longer days and the warm sun on my face. I am hoping that the sun will stay with us for a few weeks at least 🙂
Signs of Spring also means that outdoor family photo sessions can resume and I am so looking forward to this time of year. Some of you have already booked a session with me and I am excited to meet you 🙂 I hope you feel the same way and looking forward to your outdoor family photoshoot.
For those of you who have never had a family photo session before, I thought I could help you. I am absolutely passionate about outdoor lifestyle photoshoots and I have listed below a few pros as to why I think outdoor sessions in particular are so special. These family photo sessions are one of my favourite and so worth doing. It is a rare time when all family members are in front of the camera and it is typically either mum or dad taking images of the kids. When you have a family photo session you are guaranteed all of you will be captured and you will treasure these moments together forever.
So without further ado here are the benefits of an outdoor family photoshoot:
If you have been following me for quite some time you probably know I love working with natural light. Having an outdoor session means we have plenty of beautiful natural light to use. I also love to work with a golden hour which adds to the beauty of the images.
Beauty of nature
When I am outside in nature I feel happy. Warm sun, beautiful grass, flowers and trees are working their magic. During the session, you can enjoy your family time and appreciate the beautiful nature. Kids can run free and explore. We can go on a short walk and observe the change in nature. In May, you can see blossom trees and bluebells. In Summer, kids can run in wildflowers. Autumn colours and Autumn sun brings warmth and in Winter we can enjoy cold crispy mornings.
When we are shooting outdoors we are spoilt for background choices. In my pre-session consultation, we decide on a location together. I often ask clients whether they have a special place in their minds for a session. if they don’t then we discuss where they like to spend time and what they enjoy doing outdoors. Nature provides amazing backgrounds. We can have a session in the forest or with colourful wildflowers. Beach photo sessions are gorgeous too. Nature has so many colours and textures and it’s great to use that as a backdrop for family photo sessions.
What I love about a family photo session in nature is that you don’t really feel like being at the session. Being outdoors makes people more relaxed. You are not confined to limited space in the studio and your kids are more likely to enjoy the time outdoors rather than focusing on whether they smile correctly to the camera in the studio. During my family photo sessions there is lots of laughter and I have no doubt your kids will love it!
I hope you have enjoyed reading these few pros of an outdoor family photoshoot and they convinced you to book a family session 🙂 If that’s the case I would love to chat to you and find out what you and your family love about the outdoors. I cannot wait to start planning your family photo session.
Till next time