Family Photoshoot with Gareth and Natalie

In addition to wedding photography I also do the odd family photoshoot when people ask me to!  It’s something I’ve done for my own family and friends and it supplements the wedding photography quite nicely, so you will see more of this from me next year.  I’d arranged to meet up with Gareth and Natalie again, with their three lovely little people, Jude, Ava and Ella.  I chose the time of day very carefully, we wanted to get golden hour for this shoot, and I also kept a close eye on the weather.  As Gareth and Natalie don’t live anywhere near me, we arranged a half way point and Natalie found some lovely woodlands for the photo shoot.

The gear

As always with young children, getting them to play along was quite a challenge, but by the end we’d gotten some lovely shots that I know they are very pleased with.  Here are some of the images, for those interested the cameras used were a Sony A7R3 and Sony A9 and the lenses an 85 1.4 GM and 70-200 2.8 GM.

Natalie and her daughter – family photoshoot
The whole family

Bribery Required

After about half an hour of any family session you can almost guarantee that the kids will start getting either bored , fed up or hangry! This is what happened on this shoot but luckily Gareth and Natalie came prepared. A few M&Ms later ( and some wet wipes ), the kids looked a lot happier. Moral of the story, for any family photoshoot, bring bribes, food and things for them to do! You will also notice the matching outfits. Making the clothing consistent is quite important. For more hints and tips on family photoshoots check out this article( not by me, but by someone who also got their family photos done by their wedding photographer! )…

The two girls – family photoshoot
Natalie and Gareth’s little boy
Family Photoshoot – Natalie and Gareth’s youngest daughter looking cute

Booking a family photoshoot

If you liked these shots and would like to book a photo session for your family just drop me a message via the contacts page here…

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