I was lucky enough on Sunday to be booked for a family session with a friend I've known for a long time. The last time I photographed this family there was only two children so it was about time for an updated photo shoot!
I did this session my favourite way which is just me, my camera and a flash in your home. This means the children are more relaxed because they are familiar with the environment.
For this first series of images I had the children sat on top of the sofa to take advantage of the clean background.
Then I saw the bright the pink beanbag!
Then time to included Mum in the pictures. This one shows the best group shot...
....But this is more natural!
And then a chance for more fun on the beanbag!
Time for something a bit more classic with a chair.
And then time for three generations.
By now, as is normal, my models start to lose patience! So what I always do is plan a totally different setting just to get some different shots without getting frustrated. So on with hats, scarves and boots and out into the garden.
And I have since heard that the outside ones are the favourites so I will certainly continue with this approach!
Next week I start a job on Herm Island, it's not a photo job but I am certainly available for photo shoots in the evenings if you happen to be visiting, I hear it is full of families!