Well, the summer is now officially here, and the sun should be making more regular appearances for us with any luck from here on… well, that’s the theory anyhow!
With the climate generally now both warmer and dry it’s an ideal opportunity for families with young children to explore lifestyle family portraits outdoors on location.
The difference between an outdoor lifestyle shoot over a studio shoot is quite great, they vary greatly.
There is no right or wrong, it just boils down to preference as to what you might like in regards to photographic style;
• Location Family lifestyle shoots
Generally these are more natural, and feature more engagement either with a task and or other family members. They’re also more relaxed as you’re not confined to a small area like a studio.
• Studio Family Shoots:
A studio shoot is a bit more formal – everything is more controlled, from the activities/posing through to the environment, lighting and surrounds. As a result you get more consistency through that control, unlike outside shoots where you are exposed to the elements and the location.
Whatever your choice, you’ll end up with lovely results regardless, it’s just about you deciding what you prefer in taste and what fits in better in your living room in regards to where you will be displaying those images.
Please have a look here below at some photos that were captured from a young family location shoot at Box Hill in Dorking, Surrey.
As you will see with the outdoors you can achieve more variation, and a more natural set of results.
If you and your family are interested in learning more about our location and lifestyle family portraits, then please visit the following page for further information.