All about you and your story! Portrait shoots don’t necessarily mean using the studio. Let's take a walk along the beach, go conker hunting in the woods or time spent at a spot that’s meaningful to you. Our “studio” can be a country field, shingle beach, coffee shop or your own home. It’s all about where you feel comfortable with your clan.
When it comes to wardrobe, it’s best to wear what feels comfortable. Props can be fun: a kite that you fly together, a picnic blanket you use every summer and don't forget your family pooch! All these can make for brilliant photos, whatever brings you joy. The key thing is to use things that mean something to you. I find that the very best images are often not the ones where you’re smiling at the camera. My favourite photos tend to be the ones where you’re letting go... cutting loose and forgetting about the camera entirely.
I shoot outdoors and love natural light, early morning or late afternoon/evening are my favourites. Generally, if we can shoot in the golden hour (this is that pretty light just before sunset!) this makes my heart sing just a little too.