We talk a lot about taking more everyday kind of photographs. I think there’s lots of reasons that many of us don’t necessarily take those snapshot moments quite as much anymore. For us, we’ve mostly got a particular style of photograph in our minds and have recently recognised that most of our everyday things are often taken on i phones. I’m sure we’re not on our own here!
but what will this mean as we all grow older? Will we still keep those memories safe? or will they be locked away on memory cards and masses of uploaded but never seen again files? Read More
Here’s some ideas to help you to take your own family photographs in a documentary style, or help you to take documentary style family photographs in a more professional way.
1 - Sit and chat for 10 minutes before you bring out the camera. This allows the family to feel more comfortable with you and that they are ok to continue along with their day to day. It’s important that everyone is their natural selves so that you can capture those moments so be patient, you will be rewarded in time.
2- Suggest an activity, breakfast, cooking, bathtime, feeding the dog, reading. Whatever is normal for them at that time of the day, and watch carefully. Read More
It’s one thing feeling as though you can take a good picture and are ready to start being paid for your photography and a whole other element being professional enough to run your own photography business.
We thought it may be helpful to those of you who are at the start (or even middle) or your photography journey to be able to hear from our experience, the kind of things you may come across and hopefully give you some tips for how to handle potentially tricky situations .
I can’t say we’ve always got it right, and we’ve certainly had to learn along the way BUT.. I do feel it allows us to at least share with you, what you can possibly come across and how you can lessen the worry.
Sometimes managing people’s expectations and also making sure you look at things from all angles can be life savers. Here’s our 8 best lessons learnt over those 8 years. Read More
When everywhere you look, it’s all about the perfect family and yours is changing and evolving. Read More
We wanted to write a blog about how we photograph the little ones, but before we start, I do want to say these are just the things that we’ve learnt along the way. We love what we do and love being around families, so these are some of the things that we’ve noticed as we go. These work if you are being paid to photograph children / families, or if you own some children and it’s a quick guide to some of the things we’ve do at most of our family shoots. Read More
Why listening to yourself and giving yourself enough time and space, is one of the best ways to bring your creativity back into a flow. Read More
Which lenses work best for family photography - Here we go through our experiences working with different lenses and talk about which are our favourites and why. Read More
Last summer we headed up to Tynabruaich in Scotland and these are some of the images from that trip. It’s something we want to do more as a family in 2019, if it’s climbing a mountain one weekend going on a plane and exploring new countries or just being out close to home on the moors. If you could recommend anywhere in the UK or further a field then please let us know. Read More
Jo & Nadinoo Read More
Preset used to edit this post Winter Warmers
Family is everything. When you have the chance to stop and really see it. Really see you. Having photographs taken at any point are always going to mark parts of your life that will at some point seem like such a distant memory. That’s why we wholeheartedly love to take these pictures for you. They matter, you matter. Read More