Earlier this summer I had the pleasure of being contacted by Nicky who I'd met last summer at Anna's wedding where I was the photographer. She liked the photos I took of her sons so much that she wanted me to come over for a family portrait session to capture the energy and nature of her beautiful boys.
When it comes to family sessions with young kids I always recommend to my clients for it to take place somewhere familiar to the young ones. Usually for me the back garden, a nearby field, a park or even in their own home is perfect as the mood for the session is light and the idea is to have fun!
Activities are great for getting high energy shots plus it distracts the subject allowing me to get some sneaky shots where there's no barriers in expressions and it's in these moments where I know I'm capturing something special. I guess I just like to be invisible and keeping the kids playing and entertaining themselves let's me capture the moments I want as well as summing up what they enjoy in this point in their life.. plus it's fun to join in with all the fun and games :D
Anyhoo have a look at this gorgeous family and let me know what you think!