When the rain is pouring outside, I’m sure most people don’t think “yay, it’s my family photoshoot day!” – would you?  This rainy day family shoot has quickly turned into one of my all-time favourites, however.

The majority of people would wake up to a grey skies and reschedule their family photos. However, I implore you to take a look at these and realise just how irrelevant the weather is in family photography.  The best bits of having your family photographed are the little moments that get captured; the kisses, hugs and laughter.  Sure, it’s always nice to have a beautiful forest around you or be playing on the beach, but those things are the backdrop to your life, not the fabric of it.

Photos at home

Mel and Heidi never left their living room during the photo session. Yet the photos are fun, varied and really show the great relationship they have with each other.   It’s part of the reason that I feel having photos at home is such a great idea.  They were already relaxed and in a familiar environment before I even walked through the door.

Heidi is a really smart little two-year-old – her speech is insanely advanced and she was chatting to me about all sorts of things.  She loves books and reading a lot it would seem.  She sang loads of songs, shared her (wooden) birthday cake with me and treated various ailments while playing doctor.  Suffice to say I loved my time hanging out with these guys a lot too!

Behind the scenes

Mel very kindly let me video the session so that I could show people a little behind the scenes action on a family photoshoot.  If you want to have a little look at that video then follow this link.  I hope it’ll give you a good idea about what it’s like to be photographed by me.  If you’re interested in finding out more, drop me a line 🙂

rainy day photoshoot in St Albans