Family Photography | Swansea

Family Photography Swansea

I had the pleasure of meeting Matthew, Lara, and Catrin (their daughter) at Pembrey Campsite when they were visiting some friends. We arranged to meet there and do an outdoor photoshoot to make the most of the beautiful weather.  Mum and dad were super easy going and not entirely down with the whole posing thing.  They were put at ease about what to expect from the shoot and the camera from the start, the instructions were literally “We’re gonna walk this ways guys – just forget about me.” The photography always starts with a long lens as it helps you get accustomed to being photographed and as the shoot progresses and trust builds, we get a little closer to get frame-filling shots. With their daughter coming up to three,  even a short walk around the lanes near the campsite and back were super exciting and this is one aspect of family photography that never gets boring – the sense of wonder that they have.

Family Photography Wales

Lara and Matthew received an online gallery, some of which you can see in the rest of this blog post and also a slideshow to music.  Another aspect of family photography that those in the know love is making the parents and relatives happy.  Getting messages like this  “Omg Dan these are absolutely beautiful I love them, so perfect ❤️❤️ Thank you thank you thank you soooo much. Matthew nearly cried”  makes it more about more than just artistic expression.   Mum and dad have booked another session of family snaps in Wales for early next year, it’s either going to be the beach or the forest and probably nearer sunset, I’m excited already as Catrin is a little cutie and no doubt Lara will dress her in something pretty again, and she’ll also have a little brother or sister.

Family Photoshoot

Kids grow really fast.  If you haven’t had a family shoot done in the last year then your little ones are probably quite a bit bigger already.  If you haven’t got round to booking a family photoshoot because you don’t like posing then get in touch as I don’t do posing. All the shots you see were taken with them just being them and very little involvement from me. I think they did a fantastic job.

Little girl wearing a white dress holds hand with her parents as they walk towards the camera along a forest pathClose up of a young girl holding a pine cone she has found on woodland walk A young girl in white dress runs towards her dad away form the camera, on a forest path Close u of young girl on a forest walk, she has the look of wonder in her eyes. Young girl holds her dads hand and is making a hush gesture with her other hand A little girl carried on her fathers shoulders, tries to poke her mum with a stick at sunny campsite in South Wales Little girl in white dress on her mothers shoulders holds a stick and looks happy, the sun is behind them. Family of three walk along a forest path. The father is carrying the daughter on his shoulders. The little girl is pointing in the direction that she wants him to go. Mother is placing a hat on her daughters head who is riding her fathers shoulders. Little girl on family photoshoot in Swansea in white dress and hat skips down a forest path. Close up of a little girl holding her fathers hand as they walk Black and white picture of a little girl making the sssshhh sound to be quiet while holding her dads hand. Little in a hat is kissed on each cheek by her mum and dad. Little girl in a white dress with a stick stretches to knock something out of tree on a forest path. Little girl with a pacifier is held upside down by her father while she looks at the photographer and smiles. Little girl wearing a hat is kissed by her father on a sunny day at a campsite.

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