It’s always nice as a family photographer when previous clients recommend me to their family and friends. This was the case here, when Jane got in touch last summer to arrange a London family photography session in Fulham Palace for her family. Her sister-in-law, who I’d photographed a few times previously, had given her my details.
Jane was interested in a relaxed outdoor family photography session to include her husband and young son. After going through various options we decided a one-hour photo shoot would fit the bill perfectly. As part of my business I now offer four different types of packages for families, so there’s always something to suit everyone. If you’d like more details on these inclusive packages they can be found on my website Alexa Kidd-May Photography Pricing
So we met up one wonderfully warm day last August in Fulham Palace, one of my favourite places for children’s photography shoots. It’s full of interesting backgrounds and beautiful corners for children to explore, so there’s no chance of them getting bored for a second.
Jane’s son was so sweet and had brought along his favourite toy monkey for company. Parents often ask me if it’s ok to bring along toys and games for the children and my answer is always a positive yes please! It’s lovely to think that in the years to come the grown up children can look back on these photos featuring their beloved cuddly animals. Also I find that it helps children feel relaxed and at home if they have some familiar playthings to amuse them while being photographed, without them feeling the need to pose for the camera. The results of this approach tend to be a set of authentic images, which are true to the children’s personality.
We had a wonderful time exploring the grounds of Fulham Palace, with monkey in tow and managed to capture a wide variety of fun images in the hour we had. It was great to photograph Jane and her family – hopefully we’ll meet up again soon to see how they’re getting on and of course to catch up with that little monkey!