An Autumn Family Photo Shoot In Surrey
Last November I had a lovely time photographing this gorgeous family at one of my autumn mini session mornings in Surrey, and I’m delighted to share some of my favourites from their session with you today.
On a mini session day I’ll usually meet four families at different times through the morning, and spend around 20 minutes with them capturing a variety of different photographs; some of the whole family together, some of the children on their own, and some of each parent with their children.
We had needed to reschedule this session because of rain, but it was definitely worth the wait. We had a gloriously sunny morning for it. There was also plenty of autumn colour on the trees and on the ground, which made a wonderful backdrop to the photographs.
I’ve really enjoyed looking back through these photographs as I prepared this blog post. I really hope they bring a smile to your face too!
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During a mini session I work quickly to capture each family in a variety of different ways. Some photographs where they are sitting down. Others where they’re standing. Some with a natural, candid feel and others where they’re looking at the camera.
Before the mini session I also ask each family about their children and their personalities, so that I can get the best from them on the day, and tailor the shoot to them. I come with plenty of games up my sleeves to help keep them focussed and engaged.
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Before each session I also send families tips about choosing clothes for their mini session. I know that deciding what everyone will wear can be the thing you think about most before a session!
When you’re shooting outdoors, the clothes you wear can have a huge impact on the look and feel of the photographs – and when chosen well they bring everything together with a cohesive, harmonious feel.
As you can see this family did a brilliant job choosing their outfits, and complemented the autumnal backdrop beautifully.
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I absolutely loved photographing this family, and hope you’ve enjoyed seeing some of their mini session.