Keep calm and have a family location shoot...
The Brecon Beacons is an amazing place, the locations here are incredible. If you often read my blog posts you may have seen my last entry about engagement shoots on location. Click here to read it if you haven't yet!
Here are 3 reasons why I feel that location shoots are amazing.
People tend to be more relaxed outside, it's simple fresh air and nature is calming. Now if you have a couple of excited children who like to run around, laugh and play a location shoot would most probably be better suited than a studio shoot would. I'm not saying a studio shoots isn’t a good option, if this is what you want they will work out just fine. However if you want natural unposed photos where a child feels they can be them self a location shoot will achieve this. Location shoots also work great for shy people for these reasons.
As we live in an amazing area the colour of course depending on the time of year is incredible. However I even like shooting in winter, I love frosty blue skys with rolling dramatic clouds and naked golden trees. Yes, ok its cold. However that means cuddles! I'll ask you to hold your children tight and all keep warm. This will get natural laughter and smiles. Whats not to love about that? Then we have spring, pink, blue, green and to sound even more like a cliche... birds singing and trees budding. It's also warm enough to wear your favourite jumper/jacket on a shoot. Spring just makes for great photos! Summer, now if you follow my work you will know I LOVE evening sun, I adore golden hour photos. I even smiled writing that... GOLDEN HOUR, it just sounds so picturesque, and believe me it is. It's also (sometimes) warm enough for dresses, t-shirts and shorts. Summer time photos in long grass, sunflower fields and rivers with mountain views make amazing memories captured. After summer comes the best time of all, Autumn. I love Autumn it's my favourite time of year for many reasons. Again we get awesome afternoon/early evening sun. We also get fallen leaves, reds, cooler air, rain (yes I'm going there, rain doesn't always ruin a photoshoot) It also gets darker quicker, this means an earlier finish for me, the earlier I finish photoshoots for the day means I can get on with editing and preparing photo galleries. I could go on and on about why Autumn is fantastic for photos, but I like to keep my blog post short and sweet, like myself. So my main point, it doesn't matter the time of year you book your photos for you will get outstanding images regardless.
Covid-19 has hit us all hard in one way or another, It's taken away loved ones, freedom and so much more. Inside doesn't always feel like a safe space these days. As restrictions keep changing studio shoots have become a little trickier, not being able to mix households has meant that many shoots have been postponed/cancelled. Location shoots mean social distancing is easier, (I have a big lens.... just saying) so I don't have to be close to you to get amazing photos. We can gather in larger numbers outside this means that I can take family photos with mixed households. Now more than ever after families being apart for so long capturing our bonds and loved ones just feels more important...
Here are a few of my favourite location photoshoots.