This beautiful family booked a Sunset Family Portraits session in the summer & we had the most perfect weather & light. My bespoke Family Photography sessions last around an hour – depending on the children’s ages. We shoot at golden hour which is 1 hour before sunset. This changes drastically throughout the year so I only recommend booking one of these sessions in the height of summer if you are happy with keeping your children up past 8.30pm. For younger children I recommend September & October instead – as the sunset comes in as early as 4.30pm and the weather is often still mild.
We make sure to start with the ‘boring’ sitting down and smiling photos so they are out of the way when the children’s attention is at it’s best. But before long we are playing games, having tickle fights and telling stories!
‘Say Cheese!’ is absolutely banned on my shoots – you only get forced or fake smiles so instead I let the children show me their personality. I often ask the parents and siblings to ‘help me’ get them to smile by dancing like a dinosaur or pulling a funny face!
Off on an adventure!
I want your shoot to feel fun, fast paced and easy at all times! The children won’t get bored and you will feel like we are capturing lots of beautiful and varied images in a short space of time.
Got a fun idea?
Great! I want to hear it! This lovely family asked if they could bring the children’s Bubble guns with them to add another element of fun. Of course I said yes, and made sure we included them in a fun and classic way so that the brightly coloured guns remained out of these timeless portraits but the girls still loved dancing in the bubbles! Family Photography should always be fun and most importantly reflect your family beautifully!
To finish the session we watched the sunset and had some final snuggles!
If you are looking to book your Family Photographer then please do drop me a message via the contact page on my website. I can’t wait to plan something beautiful for your family!