As you well know, my specialty are unposed, documentary photoshoots, be it 2 hours or the whole day, breakfast to bedtime. While with a Day in the Life photoshoot it’s basically a no-brainer: you get on with your normal day and I document it, a shorter photoshoot stumps some of my clients for ideas on what to do.
So, I’ve put together a list of things you could do together as a family for your documentary photography session in the Spring – whatever the weather. Choose one that speaks to you as a family – either something you do together on a regular basis, or something you’ve always wanted to do and know will enjoy.
One of my favouritest things about British Spring are the stunning displays of bluebells that fill our forests come April or May. This year the bluebells have come pretty early, but there’s still some time left to capture the best of them. Here’s how.
My mission is to make sure every family remembers not to chase “perfect moments” or “perfect family photos” but instead takes the time to document the little everyday things that are unique to you – things that one day in not so distant future will become the big things, and the things you miss the most.
Ah… Pinterest-inspired summer. Happy family all dressed in colour-coordinated outfits, walking along the beach, holding hands and laughing. Perfectly dressed children running in synchronicity across a pristine stretch of white sand. Wind artfully blowing your long dress while your hair stays put. Al fresco dining, everyone laughing, sipping pomegranate cocktails from frosted glasses…. Bliss…
Wait. Stop right there. Do your summer days look like this? Mine sure don’t.
Horniman Museum is a little hidden gem in the leafy Norwood / Forest Hill in South East London. I used to live in Dulwich and actually did a spot of research at Horniman as part of my Master’s in museum management while I was at Greenwich University (standing with a clipboard and bothering visitors with a bunch of questions – fun!) but since we’ve moved to Molesey 6 years ago I haven’t really been back – until now.
When the weather outside is less than ideal (I’m writing this as 40mph winds rage outside and the rain is lashing against the windows) many parents are inclined to delay their family photoshoot and wait until spring/summer/better weather.
While I absolutely love being outside and capturing family fun in the great outdoors, what I don’t love is waiting until later to capture precious memories of your children growing up. But there’s no better time than right now. So here are my top 6 family photoshoot ideas to try at home, whatever the weather.
Hello and welcome! I'm Antonina, an award-winning documentary family photographer, specialising in the authentic and meaningful photography for families in London and Surrey. I'm also available for commissions further afield - please get in touch for more details.