In my work as a family photographer London often becomes the backdrop to my images. In my vacation photography it might be some of London’s stunning landmarks. For a family living in London it’s more likely to be their local park. In the case of this natural family portrait it was the family’s favourite London park.
Family photographer London parks
We met up one slightly grey Sunday afternoon earlier this year. It was drizzling a little but there was no way that was going to spoil our fun! When I work with families my aim is to get a wide variety of images, even if the session is only one hour long. I usually start the family photography session with some relaxed portraits of the whole family together. I’ll usually have had a look around the park before the session to pick out a few perfect settings for the photos. This saves time when I’m actually with the family, so we can then focus on having fun and capturing some fantastic family portraits.
The perfect spot for a natural family portrait
As soon as I saw this huge fallen down tree trunk I knew it would work brilliantly for some photos of the whole family together. It was a great seat for the children and the parents could stand just behind them. And I love the two trees in the background that frame the family so perfectly. I got the family into position and we got some lovely portraits of them all looking at the camera. Then I was just about to ask the family to ignore me and tell each other their favourite jokes when THIS happened! Their gorgeous dog decided it was time to join in the family photograph and jumped up onto the tree trunk and pushed in to join the fun! It was such a funny genuine moment and I’m so glad I was ready to catch it with my camera.
This natural family portrait was one of my favourite images from this family photography session – I can’t wait to share a few more with you later this month.