Lifestyle family photography is greatly associated with warm glowing summer days, and draws a natural close after autumn. This year I have made it a bit of a personal challenge to keep shooting during the winter months, and I am loving it!We are having an amazing UK winter really, the light is fantastic, it’s very mild and there are textures and colours everywhere that suit my style down to the ground! Here are some of my favourites so far of my own two all-time favourite models ;o)
On a dull wet dayI say it over and over again, clothing will make or break your shoot, and the yellow coat and wellies do absolutely make these images (both are from JoJo Maman Bébé )You cannot plan your outfits carefully enough for shoots. Being Scandinavian I am naturally quite obsessed with dressing kids warmly and never want them to be cold, especially not during a shoot as they will be instantly miserable. So during this time of the year make them wear ski layers underneath their normal clothes allows them to stay nice and warm without unattractive big coats.
Kids love it when you let them bring a few props, anything on wheels will be great and teddies always look cute!
By the lakeThese are done in Denmark a few days after Christmas, it was quite a dull dark day but with the sun just about to break through!
In the snowI utterly failed on the clothing for these, but who can plan for a snowy day! These images are not really portfolio material, but it was gorgeous lighting and they will serve as valuable memories to me all the same - and that is what I want to do, create these little time capsules!
So, don't sit back and wait for the perfect summer day, you can have gorgeous family lifestyle images all year around! Please get in touch if you have any questions about doing your own lifestyle shoot with your family.