Family photo session in the Hemel Hempstead woodland
I have been waiting to share these images as I had a couple entered into a competition, but finally I can share them! Just before Christmas I photographed this lovely family in the woodland up in Boxmoor in Hemel Hempstead (which incidentally is where I run my Beginners Photography Training Courses). The light was beautiful, but it was incredibly cold as our Decembers tend to be!
I had an idea in my head for a competition image I wanted to take but then something spontaneous happened which was just brilliant! I was just setting up to photograph their daughter sitting on a log and a Robin landed exactly where I planned to photograph her. I quickly span my camera and took 3 or 4 images of the bird and then it flew off and sat watching us from a tree close by. I then took the photo of the little girl and asked her to point to where the sheep were in the field. A little move in Photoshop and voila – Mum has a really unique image that she can say no other families have!
Mum and Dad hadn’t planned on being in any photos but I managed to them persuade them to step in for a couple. This is one of my favourites just hanging out on a log in a forest!
Finally, on the way back from the woods we stopped at another location so I could get some natural light portraits of both siblings and I love the tones and colours in this. There may be no leaves on the tress in Winter but you can still create some beautiful colours if the light is right.
I had such a fun session and I think it goes to show that you can still get great family photos even in the middle of the Winter – its just a case of having to wrap up very ,very warm! If you would to book a family photo session with me, please email firstname.lastname@example.org. I work all throughout Hertfordshire including Hemel Hempstead, St Albans, Berkhamsted, Tring and Harpenden.