Thursday, 4 April 2013

Family portrait photography at Coate Water Country Park, Swindon

Early Autumn last year provided some lovely colours for a family lifestyle shoot.  Jayne was keen to have some family portraits done to update their collection and chose to go to Coate Water Country Park near Swindon for their lifestyle shoot.  We had a lovely autumn day - the colours were just starting to take hold on the season and her two boys had plenty of space to run around between shots.  Many parents have concerns on a shoot that their children won't behave or smile for the camera.  This is the joy of a lifestyle shoot - getting young children outside in a location they are comfortable means that there are ALWAYS good pictures to be had. Seriously, all children will spend some of the shoot messing about but equally once they relax and play they will also forget about the camera and the fact they are there to be photographed.  This too is when I am able to capture those natural smiles and not the forced grimace parents dread.

Although most parents are looking for natural images, I always start with a few "safe" images - capturing some relaxed group shots.  This sets the scene and ensures whatever happens those family shots are in the bag, especially before anyone gets muddy or messy; this can add to photos later in the shoot but I need to ensure your clean and tidy shots are covered first!  These images are still relaxed and informal and most families will end up choosing at least one of these images as a framed print.

Here are some favourite images from the day.  If you are looking for some relaxed family portraits then do please get in touch to arrange a lifestyle shoot.

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Judi is a fine art lifestyle and wedding photographer based in Oxfordshire working mainly in Oxfordshire,  Wiltshire, Berkshire, Gloucestershire and the Cotswolds but will consider comissions throughout the UK.  Working on location using natural light Judi focuses on capturing beautiful relaxed images of you and your family. Using an artistic eye Judi will not just capture your memories but create a work of art which can be presented in luxury fine art albums or as framed art or canvases to hang in your homes. 

Judi also provides services for commercial businesses including headshots, nursery and pre-school portraits as well as special events such as birthdays and christenings etc.