You want to do what? Outside? family photoshoot in Essex

28th October 2018 by maryann in Family photography 0 comments
The Menagerie Lifestyle Photography
You want to do what? Outside? family photoshoot in Essex

When someone books me for a family photoshoot in Essex, it can mean one of two things, a gorgeous outdoor photo session, or a beautiful posed studio session. Both have their pros and cons, but there is a special place in my heart for outdoor photography. 

family photoshoot in Essex, You want to do what? Outside? family photoshoot in Essex, The Menagerie Lifestyle Photography

All too often I have people telling me how uncomfortable they are having their photos taken,  how their children won’t stand still for five minutes, or even won’t comply with the idea at all – and that’s absolutely normal, as a mum of five, I still can’t get my children to stand still in a studio and smile naturally for the camera! But that’s where a more organic approach to photography comes into its own, I don’t ask you to stand still, smile, pose or anything else that doesn’t come naturally. My outdoor sessions are just an hour or two of you being you, doing your thing and letting your children play while I goof around with a camera. Yes, the children will play with sticks, get a little dirty, find a few bugs and run a bit wild, but that’s exactly what I love to capture – the beauty of childhood! 

The same goes for grown-ups too, there is so few of us that are naturally comfortable in front of the camera, but while we can probably leave out the sticks, bugs, and dirt if you like, an outdoor photographs can be a great alternative for all kind of occasions, whether you want to record your engagement, celebrate an anniversary or just because, why not opt for a more natural, holistic approach to getting those gorgeous photographs? Of course I can arrange a photo session in the local park in Essex, but I’m equally, if not even happier to go to the beach or even into the city, wherever you feel the most free and easy! 

Whatever your reason for needing a photographer, I am so excited to hear your story, do get in touch, even if its to chat over the possibilities! 

I’ll leave you with a few shots of Kai and Freddie from this week’s outdoor photoshoot, taken in the grounds of my studio while listening to the cockerels crow and getting excited over chickens with blue ears, whatever works, right? 

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