A colourful family portrait – Shoreditch

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One of my favourite things to do during lockdown has been looking back on photos from past family photography sessions. I’m really enjoying choosing my favourite photographs and working out why I like them so much. I absolutely love the use of colour in images, so that’s why this family portrait stood out for me. It was with a lovely family from America on their London vacation photography session.

When I do outdoor family photoshoots I’m always happy to be flexible with timings in case of bad weather. On the morning that I was due to meet up with the family there was a very slight chance of rain. It looked minimal though, so we decided to stick to our original plan and hope it would stay dry. We met up at Tower Bridge, had a quick chat about their holiday in London, and then started taking some family portraits. We got some fantastic shots of the family together enjoying this beautiful part of London, but then unfortunately the rain became heavier and didn’t look like it was going to stop any time soon.

A family portrait with all the colours of the rainbow

So we decided to call it a day and meet up later in the week to finish the session. As we’d already got so many lovely images with Tower Bridge in the background we decided to do the rest of their London vacation photography session in a different location. After a little discussion the family opted for Shoreditch. I was so happy, as this is one of my favourite areas of London for family photography. It’s full of life, colour, vibrancy and the most wonderful wall art and graffiti.

We spent a very happy hour strolling around this quirky area, taking relaxed portraits in front of all the colourful walls. The wall art in this particular image just had to be photographed! The bright colours of the rainbow are such fun and suit this family’s nature so well. I also love the symmetry of the two windows either side of the family.

I really hope to get back to my London vacation photography before too long. In the meantime, if you’d like to see more photographs of families on holiday in London please do take a look here London Vacation Photographer

family of five standing in front of a colourful wall


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