Family Photography Swansea

“Fun and love.” The two words mum used to describe what she wanted to be captured from the photo shoot. They laughed, ran, swung, cuddled and laughed, and I couldn’t ask for more from a family. It was exciting, touching and exhausting. Shooting with a lifestyle and documentary photography approach maximises the chances of capturing all the warmth and funny stuff that is at the heart of family life. Not to bash traditional photography as I incorporate a tiny bit of that as that’s the safest shot to get, but heavily posed photography doesn’t lend itself well to capturing a spontaneous family. It’s not about manufacturing a look, kids are simply too unpredictable to rely on this. The shoot lasted 90 minutes and William and Lillia, (mum and dads two gorgeous kids) loved running, Jo and Duncan (mum and dad) were also pretty quick, so it broke new ground for me for calories expended on a family shoot.

 

Natural photos full of smiles.

This was photography guided by them and not the other way around, the images capture the essence of who they are. It was their shoot, not mine. All I needed to do was keep the camera to my face and keep up with them. They laughed at me each time I had to take a breather, fortunately for me, dad went and got some ice cream. Sound like a funny thing to do on a photo shoot? Not really. It’s a slice of their life and a lovely little window into how they are on their downtime. While they waited they had a visit from a pug, mum had lots questions about where dad was and then some very outstretched arms on the arrival of the Mr Whippy. All good photographic opportunities. 

 

Embracing the chaos.

I took so many photos, there was ALWAYS something happening. Below are some of my favourites from their session.

Jo, Duncan if you read this, thank you for letting me in and letting your guard down for our time together. You ARE “fun and love” and exude it in spades.

If you want family photography in Swansea, your family captured naturally and your fun and love captured on film please shoot me a message with whatever you’d like to know.  

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Woman and girl hold each other walk along the beach Family of four sit on the sand at the beach family of four run towards the water at the sea side young boy runs towards his fathers out stretched arms father is holding his son and their heads are touching father holds his young son in his arms at the beach mother carries her daughter on her back at the beach family of four laugh and play on a swansea family photo shoot father gives his young son a shoulder ride at the beach girl and boy play at the beach, a wave has gone over their legs girl holds a young boys hand at the beach family of four play in the water at the beachmum and dad tickle their son mum and dad ticked a young boy and girl at the beach mum and dad ticked a young boy and girl at the beach mum and dad ticked a young boy and girl at the beach young girl hugs a young boy at the beach boy laughs at a young girl at the beach young girl hugs a young boy at the beach young girl hugs a young boy at the beach young boy at the beach with his hands in the air young boy at the beach with his hands in the air young boy at the beach with his hands in the air, his family play in the background woman hugs a young boy and girlmother hugs a young boy and girl man hugs a young boy and girl at the beach father hugs a young boy and girl at the beach young boy and girl are hugged by a man man swings a young boy at the beach woman tickles a young boy at the beach mother hugs and young boy and girl at the beach family of four smile and hug at the beach family of four stand and hug at the beach, the sun is behind them mother hugs her young daughter at the beach they are both laughing a family of three are smiling at a pug dog at the beach small boy holding an ice cream looks at his mum with a puzzled look on his facefamily of four sit on the steps at the beach they are smiling a father is taking a lick of his daughters ice cream at the beach a mother reached for the ice creams her husband is holding at the beach a woman is pointing to her face, her son is laughing at her at the beach a young girl is hugged by her mother family of four are in the water at the beach on a swansea family photoshoot

 

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