Extended family shoots are great, and this one for 12 people, at Hall Place Bexley, is a perfect example of how lovely these can be. I was contacted as the Nanny had asked for photographs of the grandchildren for her birthday and I was delighted to take this wonderful families pictures.
We started at the family home, their garden was beautiful and just perfect to get some formal group shots. Whilst my photography style is documentary, some people like some formal group shots, to make sure we have everyone in the shot that should be there, looking at the camera (hopefully!!) and their garden was just perfect for this. I quickly worked through a shoot list that saw grandparents with grandchildren, everyone together, adult siblings in a shot, and then individual family groups. After this part of the shoot, we grabbed our bags, I changed my camera lens, and we headed out for Hall Place Bexley.
The afternoon was glorious, and the minute we were out of the car park I started snapping away. I love capturing images of families just standing and talking, these images speak volumes to me, and I got some great ones here. We walked through the grounds stopping in various places to allow for groups to be put together and photographed in a candid way. I stopped to take some portrait shots of the children too which meant this family had a great variety of images to choose from (they chose them all!)
I loved this bunch, they had bundles of energy, I loved how much they clearly got along with each other and the close bond the grandchildren had. The result made Nanny cry on her birthday, having purchased the digitals the family set up a gallery slide show on the family TV and this is a great way to view your images.
Im often asked to shoot extended families, particularly with the grandparents and I thoroughly enjoy doing these. If your interested in booking, please just get in touch firstname.lastname@example.org