Fun family photoshoot in Sevenoaks - with added wet weather!

January 16, 2014  •  Leave a Comment

You have to be prepared for the weather really. I'm addicted to checking the weather forecast in the days leading up to a photoshoot - sunny, cloudy, light showers or continuous rain?? The outlook is of course always changing, and my hopes for some great outdoor opportunities wax and wane accordingly. And that is leaving aside the time I spend checking what direction the sun might be in and what angle a client's house and garden is facing - all in the hope of some cracking sunshine and backlit portraits.

This family photoshoot in Sevenoaks did not have the best of weather though, but whenever there was a break in the rain we would be straight outside, umbrellas at the ready. We managed to get enough time to take a couple of nice group shots in the garden...

 

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When the weather was not so kind, we moved to a comfy sofa near a window - always a good place for some pleasing light, and it's quite easy for people to relax, chill out and lose any fear of the camera...

 

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I also brought with me a large softbox that's big enough to get a family in front of for some studio style shots. Really, why do you need to go to a studio for this - do it all in the comfort of your own home, drink tea and eat biscuits between shots! Now, I'm not always a huge fan of white backdrop photographs, but I think that's mainly because they take away a lot of creativity from the process. At the end of the day they do look good printed, and obviously give a crisp clean look to everything. And they also work whatever the weather is doing outside!

 

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Finally, a little bit of fun with a crazy lens and ring flash - everyone joined in with this!

 

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