Location based lifestyle family portraits within Surrey

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.

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Teenage Portraits on location at Morden Park, Surrey

Apologies for the break in blog posts again of late… I’m guilty that once things get busier, sadly the first thing that always slips is the poor blog – you’ve only got to see my chequered posting history to see a rather all too familiar pattern emerging!

I will once again try to kick-start things with another little post to hopefully help get things back on track.

This post relates back to a shoot I did probably around 18 months ago, which despite the time lag, ironically is one that I have wanted to get on here before now because it was such a fun job.

I’d been commissioned by a lady to photograph her teenage daughter and a group of her school friends, as they were moving away and she thought that it would be a lovely memento for her daughter to remember her friends by.

Initially, it had been arranged that I was to conduct a shoot at their house using the portable studio equipment.

However, after some thought I advised them that I felt that a location shoot would be better suited due to the number of girls, and that they would also benefit from something that was less formal.

I also knew that Morden Park was literally across the road from their house, and having conducted many weddings there at the registry office knew that the grounds would provide us with some great opportunities.

My proposal at first wasn’t accepted too well from the girls, as being teenagers and of an age where they are extremely self-aware, naturally they didn’t fancy being seen out at the local park having their photos taken – that just isn’t cool apparently!

Fortunately, my powers of persuasion won, and we headed over to the park to capture the various portraits from the complete group through to smaller variations and singular shots.

Despite the girls’ initial reservations, they soon got into the swing of things, and in the end actually fully embraced the fun well beyond my expectations – to the extent that one of them proposed that they all could climb a nearby low based tree to pose in that!

I kid you not… I went with the flow and as a result we got some brilliant shots, which encapsulated everything so perfectly.

It was definitely a shoot to remember, and I hope that the photos have provided them with something that they will remember and treasure as a reminder of that day and the many years of friendship that they’ve shared.

Here below is a selection of the images that were captured from that shoot.

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Model Portfolio Portrait Shoot

This post is a little reminder that we do also provide commercial portrait services for aspiring models, actors/actresses, dancers and singers.

In any of these lines of work, a portfolio is required to showcase the person and their commercial potential.

Especially for aspiring young models, a varied portfolio is a must and is an imperative investment if they are to approach modeling agencies to seek modeling work.

We recently did a fashion based model portfolio for the lovely Hayley.

Using our local area of Carshalton we managed to find some brilliant backdrops to inject some character and style into these fashion styled portraits.

You can view a large selection of the images from the day below…

A big thank you to Natalie Foster of Creative Hair, Nails and Beauty (Carshalton High Street; 020 8669 6515) for her fabulous hair and make-up on the day – all of which was superb! 🙂

Hayley Clarke, Model Portfolio portrait photography, posing on a tree stump in Ruskin Park, Carshalton, Surrey
Hayley Clarke, Model Portfolio portrait photography, posing on a tree stump in Ruskin Park, Carshalton, Surrey
Hayley Clarke, Model Portfolio portrait photography, posing on a wall in Ruskin Park, Carshalton, Surrey
Hayley Clarke, Model Portfolio portrait photography, Fashion based, Ruskin Park, Carshalton, Surrey
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Hayley Clarke, Model Portfolio portrait photography, posing against a big meshed gate in Ruskin Park, Carshalton, Surrey
Hayley Clarke, Model Portfolio portrait photography, posing against a big meshed gate in Ruskin Park, Carshalton, Surrey
Hayley Clarke, Model Portfolio portrait photography, posing against a big meshed gate in Ruskin Park, Carshalton, Surrey
Hayley Clarke, Model Portfolio portrait photography, posing against a big meshed gate in Ruskin Park, Carshalton, Surrey
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Hayley Clarke, Model Portfolio portrait photography, posing hanging from a hand rail in Ruskin Park, Carshalton, Surrey
Hayley Clarke, Model Portfolio portrait photography, posing in front of the water reservoir chamber in Ruskin Park, Carshalton, Surrey
Hayley Clarke, Model Portfolio portrait photography, posing in front of the water reservoir chamber in Ruskin Park, Carshalton, Surrey
Hayley Clarke, Model Portfolio portrait photography, crouched in front of the water reservoir chamber in Ruskin Park, Carshalton, Surrey
Hayley Clarke, Model Portfolio portrait photography, crouched in front of the water reservoir chamber in Ruskin Park, Carshalton, Surrey
Hayley Clarke, Model Portfolio portrait photography, lying on top of a stone wall in the empty water reservoir canal near Ruskin Park, Carshalton, Surrey
Hayley Clarke, Model Portfolio portrait photography, lying on top of a stone wall in the empty water reservoir canal near Ruskin Park, Carshalton, Surrey
Hayley Clarke, Model Portfolio portrait photography, posing on top of a stone wall in the empty water reservoir canal near Ruskin Park, Carshalton, Surrey
Hayley Clarke, Model Portfolio portrait photography, posing on top of a stone wall in the empty water reservoir canal near Ruskin Park, Carshalton, Surrey
Hayley Clarke, Model Portfolio portrait photography, fashion based posing against an old garage door in Carshalton, Surrey
Hayley Clarke, Model Portfolio portrait photography, fashion based posing against an old grungey wall in Carshalton, Surrey
Hayley Clarke, Model Portfolio portrait photography, fashion based posing against an old grungey wall in Carshalton, Surrey
Hayley Clarke, Model Portfolio portrait photography, fashion based posing against an old grungey wall in Carshalton, Surrey
Hayley Clarke, Model Portfolio portrait photography, fashion based posing against an old grungey wall in Carshalton, Surrey
Hayley Clarke, Model Portfolio portrait photography, fashion based posing in the All Saints church yard in Carshalton, Surrey
Hayley Clarke, Model Portfolio portrait photography, fashion based posing in the All Saints church yard in Carshalton, Surrey
Hayley Clarke, Model Portfolio portrait photography, fashion based posing in the All Saints church yard in Carshalton, Surrey
Hayley Clarke, Model Portfolio portrait photography, fashion based posing in the All Saints church yard in Carshalton, Surrey
Hayley Clarke, Model Portfolio portrait photography, fashion based posing in the All Saints church yard in Carshalton, Surrey
Hayley Clarke, Model Portfolio portrait photography, fashion based crouch posing in the All Saints church yard in Carshalton, Surrey
Hayley Clarke, Model Portfolio portrait photography, fashion based crouch posing in the All Saints church yard in Carshalton, Surrey
Hayley Clarke, Model Portfolio portrait photography, fashion based posing in the All Saints church grave yard in Carshalton, Surrey
Hayley Clarke, Model Portfolio portrait photography, fashion based posing in the All Saints church grave yard in Carshalton, Surrey