Outdoor Family Photography Sessions Are Back!!
I have had lots of enquiries regarding Outdoor Portrait Photography Sessions, so I have taken some time to answer some of your questions and I hope this helps.
Frequently asked questions
Where is the best place to have an outdoor family photography session
Where ever you want. I have done sessions in parks, beaches, gardens, woods, you name it. I think it is nice to have an outdoor photography session in a place that is important to you. Personally, I love our local park, we have lots of amazing memories there. I love that we have gorgeous portraits of our children there now too.
Will we still get a formal type image
The great outdoors is a brilliant studio. Trees and foliage give a gorgeous backdrop that will make your portraits sing. I am very experienced with the changing light and I assure you, you will get gorgeous formal photographs, as well as fun active photographs
Is it possible to get some natural images of the children playing
Of course. I love outdoor photography sessions for that reason. They are active and great fun and I try to keep the children engaged with games etc, so playing is a must. I concentrate on a small enough area, so that there isn’t too much walking, but I use little stops on the way to keep kids interested.
Will it take long
I move really quickly, and keep to a number of simple locations, using different perspectives at each location. I try to limit the amount of walking everyone does, as adults and children loose interest if they have to cover a lot of ground during the session. The photo session can take up to an hour.
Is it suitable for babies
Yes, but this really depends on their age. I think once they are sitting you can get some lovely portraits. I can bring a nice rug to sit them comfortably too. I have done cake smash portrait sessions in the park and they were great. I have even done new-born sessions outdoors during the summer.
Is it suitable for large groups
Definitely, I love extended family groups outdoors, as you can get a big family shot that you can’t achieve indoors.
What should we wear
As ever, dress in something comfortable. I would also advice to dress for your surroundings. If your session is in a wood or park don’t dress too formally as it might look strange. If you want the children to run around and play, make sure their clothes allow them to do that.
Can we bring our pet
Of course, I love to include pets in sessions.
If the weather is bad can we postpone
Yes, all outdoor photography sessions are weather dependent, so if we need to postpone we can and I will organise that next suitable date at the time of the postponed session, so that there is no delay in you getting your photography session done.
It is more expensive than a photography session at home?
No, I price all my photography sessions the same. I find it less confusing for my clients and then they can choose a session that suits their family at a great price.
What areas do you cover?
I work mainly in Dublin but I will travel to wicklow, Kildare, Meath and further a field.
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