Kew Gardens, London, June 2015
Shot on Nikon f100 & Pentax 645
Developed & Scanned by Carmencita Film Lab
I have spend my entire London life living without visiting Kew Gardens. Can you believe it? So when the most gorgeous family asked for a family shoot in Kew Gardens I was like ‘er…YES!’ and it was so much fun.
Generally speaking I am very much a lifestyle photographer, capturing authentic and genuine moments – well with a bit of direction of course! So a walk around Kew Gardens is a dream location for me.
The Keyte family were so relaxed, incredibly down to earth & easy going.
They also had the same aim as me.
They wanted come away with a imagery that showed them as a family – laughing, together, happy. Not sat in a stuffy studio, with a bright white backdrop and a bunch of lights on them. We were in their comfort zone, something familiar and meaningful for them. I tell you what – it makes a difference!
Londoners! Step away from booking the studio session! Try a family shoot in Kew Gardens. Or Richmond Park. Or Victoria Park. Or anywhere where you be and behaving like the family that you are!
A few points to take on board though, if you want to get out and about with the little ones. Bring toys, snacks and be prepared that this shoot will probably take longer than planned. But think of the gains. A day out, fresh air, lots of walking (running!) around and beautiful, true photographs.
If you are considering a family shoot in Kew Gardens (or any gardens!) then don’t hesitate to contact me.