Summer Family Portraits in Surrey
After what felt like the longest winter, summer is finally here and it has been wonderful to be out and about capturing summer family portraits in some of Surrey and London’s loveliest spots.
One of my favourite things about outdoor family photography is that every season bring something special. Summer brings lush greenery, long grasses, vibrant flowers, and warm, soft sunlight. This happy family’s photo shoot last year brought all of these things together perfectly, andI’m delighted to be able to share some of my favourite portraits from their session with you today.
This family had a happy, smiley ten month old baby boy and we started the session with some photographs of the whole family together.
I always aim to start family photo shoots with the whole family in the frame, as it gives everyone a chance to warm up to the camera, and for younger members of the family to get used to the photo shoot experience whilst they’re with their parents.
As you can see this gorgeous little boy took no time at all to warm up to the camera, and gave me such lovely smiles all the way through the session – it was a joy to photograph him!
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One of the lovely things about a summer family photo shoot is that you don’t need to worry about layering up with cardigans, jumpers or coats.
I always recommend that families choose a maximum of three to four complementary colours to base their outfits around, and in the summer soft, muted colours tend to work particularly well. This forward planning helps to achieve a cohesive look, and to give the final photographs a polished finish – as you can see this family coordinated beautifully!
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As the session progressed we moved on to capturing different groupings – each of the parents alone with their son, and of course their gorgeous little boy on his own! I’ve put together some more of my favourites from this session below:
I absolutely loved photographing this lovely family, and I hope the photographs have made you smile as much as I have.
Would you love to have a family photo shoot this summer? Click on the link below to find out more about booking a shoot with me.