An extended family shoot for a family in Sevenoaks
Judith first got in touch as her sister was visiting from Hong Kong and wanted to know if I could come and photograph them all, together with their little ones’ Grandparents, just before the main summer holidays started.
I often get booked for these shoots and I know I say this a lot, but I do love these shoots. It’s really lovely to have the extra dynamic of the grandparents and witness the very special relationship that they have with their grandchildren and capture how much the grandchildren adore them. It’s just so special as a photographer to capture that. Timeless in fact, to look back on for years to come.
I turned up at the family home and immediately knew this was going to be lots of fun. The older children took me by the hand and proudly showed me their garden. It was just perfect for our shoot and I was very excited to get started.
I always like to get what I consider the “trickier shots” done first, before the little ones lose interest, as can often happen. As a predominately documentary style photographer, this really doesn’t matter, because everything I do is so candid, it really works for the younger children.
This said, these guys were great for the whole shoot. I started with the full extended family, then moved on to shots with the grandparents and all their grandchildren (one of which was only a few months old). Next came the individual family shots outside and natural shots of the children playing. I then took the families into a bedroom to photograph the children on the big bed. Kiddies love this, as it’s a golden opportunity to jump up and down, and lets face it, what child doesn’t like that?!! It is also a great way to capture siblings when one of them is a tiny baby.
I finished the session off by taking couple shots of the adults and individual portraits of the older children before it was time for me to say goodbye and head back home
If part of the family lives overseas, it’s always a good idea to get in touch early. My summer and Christmas diaries get booked way in advance and I like to get these scheduled early. I can come to the family home, or meet you in London, or somewhere else outside. I’ve shot these at Riverhill before, who are always happy to let me have private access if it fits into their schedule. All the information on these sessions, including the pricing can be found here.
For more examples of this kind of shoot, please click here and I look forward to capturing your family memories one day soon.
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