I love the autumn. It is quite possibly my favourite time of the year, visually at least! And perfect for creating family memories with a trip to the park for a kick about in the fallen leaves.
It is now the start of December, and the last of the autumn leaves are disappearing as we are fast approaching winter, but we shouldn't let this hinder us in getting some great shots.
We at Lucria Creative feel that family photography should be about naturally fun images. No fake smiles or stiff, awkward poses here. And the best bit, is that you don't even have to brush your hair if you don't want to. Be messy, be natural, be yourself! So of course the kids love it. And it is just as fun for the parents as well.
Let's get rid of the stress that tends to envelope the house before something such as a school photo or a booked studio appointment with a professional photography studio. We of course can do those studio shots if that is preferred, and for certain photos such as baby or bump shots they are ideal. However, we find that getting the family out and about, as you would often do together anyway, is much better for getting real memories captured, especially when it comes to family photography that the whole family will cherish.
Now of course, not everyone likes to have their photograph taken, and kids can often get shy when someone is asking them to smile, while pointing a camera in their face! Who wouldn't? But nothing gets the kids to ingnore the guys with the camera more than giving them some leaves to kick about and have fun with.
For our family and chidren photography packages it is all about you and your kids forgetting that they are having a photoshoot. Nothing faked - just real family fun. Bring a ball, a bike or any favourite toy! Friends and family should all be encouraged to get involved. And often, it really is as simple as taking a trip the local park, getting the kids to play like they normally would and letting the magic happen. This time you just have us in tow capturing all those wonderful moments for you.
Click the video below to see a little more information on our autumn inspired family photography shoots.
Wayne Hudson. Lucria Creative.