What makes for a good family lifestyle shoot?
The main thing is to pick something that those being photographed can enjoy, in an environment they are comfortable in. This means all can relax and have fun, which will really show in the final photographs.
Keep it simple. I can advise on this when we chat through and plan your informal lifestyle shoot.
Incorporating a few moments to stop and pause works well. These natural breaks to admire a view or have a snack make great moments to capture the group together.
On longer shoots, you've more time to relax and be yourselves. If you are having fun you'll forget about the camera, which is great.
Lets have some fun together!
We can inject a bit of fun by incorporating a bit of play into the portrait sessions. So what is normally just a walk in the woods becomes ... a leaf fight, a tree climb, who can jump the highest, splashing in muddy puddles etc etc. These simple games can be enjoyed by all, there is no upper age limit!
The sessions are designed around you to tell your story, so if the example above does not sound like you, don't worry we'll discuss your needs and tailor the session to them.
Can Lifestyle shoots take pace anywhere?
The simple answer is yes, there might be a few places that are unsafe or where specific permissions are required, but this is the exception not the rule.
Lifestyle shoot ideas...
The list of options is endless and ultimately we will plan a session that is unique to you, but here are some ideas:
Walk/play in the woods
Family and friends barbecue in the garden
Splashing in muddy puddles with the kids
Home baking as a family in the kitchen
Games in the garden, football at the park
A themed party with friends
A romantic walk with a loved one - not exclusively for those recently engaged
A cycle ride, playing football in the park, mountain biking or a canoe trip down the river...
The style is very casual and is great to capture candid shots of you, family, kids, parents, friends as naturally as possible.