Tuesday, 13 September 2016

A family photo shoot in Kensington

Kensington family photo shoot

As a London Family Photographer, Kensington is one of my favourite locations.  I've done quite a few this summer in various locations around the area, all with young children.  Firstly Holland Park has particularly great vistas and great light that is shaped by the abundant trees, take a look at a few from a recent shoot there..  I love the low wooden fences too.
Kensington Photographer

A photo shoot in Kensington

The next place I love is Kensington Gardens itself, even though it can be crowded I just did a shoot there on a very busy Saturday in August and still managed to crop out the crowds and use the lovely landscapes there to get great family shots.  A Kensington Photographer is spoilt for choice really..

Location shoot Kensington

I highly recommend that when doing a shoot for a young family, location is best, the outdoors is so much fun for the children that they don't need any special handling and the backdrops in London are fabulous.

Susan Porter-Thomas Photography - LSWPP Award winning portrait photographer in London

Wednesday, 1 June 2016

British Summer time!

The Weather

So most of my shoots are location family photo shoots in London and as such we have the not insignificant issue of the weather to deal with.  This spring has been a very good case in point with drastic swings in weather meaning it could be perfect conditions in the morning and clearly the opposite by mid morning~!!  So what to do, Well I really do think that as family photographer London is pretty much perfect despite this, it's usually got great overcast diffused light usually with a bit of a breeze (wind machine) and because of this, the outdoor locations I usually use are not too crowded and I can find a great vista without having to airbrush out random families in the background.

I find that everyone young and old relax far easier if they are outside as it's not too abnormal a setting, so once they've got used to me holding a camera, things settling down very quickly.  A studio environment certainly has its place, but for natural relaxed portraits nothing beets a trip to the park.  Little kids who have a very short attention span are ideal for location shoots.

The above photo was taken in Kew Gardens, a stunning location all year round.  

Susan Porter-Thomas LASWPP Family Photography London