Hello there! It appears that summer has, at last, landed in Farnham and what’s one of the best things about summer? Beautiful gardens, long evenings outside with friends and playing outside in the sunshine.
Last week I had a lovely family photos session with the wonderful Emma and Martha.
The Secret Garden of Farnham
There is a little, almost hidden ‘secret’ garden in Farnham town centre, and if you haven’t found it yet, you soon will. We decided to photograph in Victoria Garden as right now it’s in its full blooming glory – huge dusky pink roses, lavender. It is honestly gorgeous, and the people in charge of its upkeep are really doing such a good job.
Emma and Martha are the kind of sisters I always wanted – as an only child. They are both confident and happy, full of ideas and fun – photographing them was natural and easy and they were soon requesting photos and thinking of different ways to act in the images.
This session was a mini session – so it was only 30 minutes (see pricing) but in that time we got some gorgeous floral portraits.
This month I was lucky enough to be asked to photograph little Oscar to celebrate his 3rd birthday. It also introduced me to the place of Ash Vale photography, which was somewhere so close to me that I had just never explored before. So – yes to exploring new places!
During a full photo session, the time allocated is two hours. During these two hours you can (within reason) do anything that you would like – stay at home, visit the grandparents, go for a walk etc.etc. It’s completely up to you and what you want to get out of a photo session with me.
We started the photo session by spending the first hour having a family adventure through the woods, finding dandelions and beetles, and trying to stay away from those pesky stinging nettles. The walk was such a lovely way to get to know the lovely family I was photographing and also to explore some great woods that I’d never been to before. The weather was absolutely gloriously sunny so it was wonderful and refreshing.
After the walk, we went back to Oscar’s house where I spent the last hour or so documenting Oscar’s gorgeous little party with his friends and family. The cake, Peter Rabbit themed of course, was so stunning and the joy and happiness on everyone’s faces as they celebrated where full of love and pride.
Posted below are a small selection of the final images from the day – I’ve left out any images of the other children specifically just to respect their privacy. BUT here is a good old overview of our wonderful shoot in the sunshine in Ash Vale, with little Oscar and his family.
Well, it seems like spring and summer has well and truly hit us now with some glorious sunshine. Knowing England it will be raining and possibly snowing again pretty soon, but on one of these lovely patches of sunny weather I had my first bright family photo session of the year at Farnham Park.
Now, being in England, photographing in bright sunlight is something I don’t get to do too often so this was a literal breath of fresh air. The warm tones and contrast in the photos was a new challenge but I love the air of adventure and happiness the bright sunshine adds.
The Farrant family where absolutely wonderful – and Oscar was a complete superstar for the camera. Not forgetting at all little Tilly, who was her happy and very patient little self the whole way through. Oscar was a big fan of dinosaurs and was the perfect big brother collecting flowers to give as gifts to his parents and his baby sister, Tilly.
If you are interested in booking your own family photos please do check out some more info or drop me a message too. I still have some availability this summer to book in family sessions so if you have any questions either don’t hesitate to ask me.
Ahhhh autumn is definitely here and that makes for such wonderful photos. Just walking home from work the light feels like autumn, the trees are red, pumpkins are starting to pop up all over the place and there’s a certain chill in the air that says Halloween is on it’s way.
Last weekend I met up with young Taylor and her parents at Farnham Park in Surrey to try and create some images that could turn into good juicy book covers. There was no brief, just ‘make sure Taylor has a good time too and get some gooduns’.
During our shoot, me and Taylor went off and did our own thing. We talked about how to eat Oreos, spiders, and played a game of hide and seek that ultimately resulted in the photo of Taylor in the tunnel.
When photographing children it is SO important that they are happy and having fun if you want them to be co-operative in any way – this is one of the main things I have learned doing family photography. It’s a balance between letting them be in control and having a play and getting the shots you want and need.
I’m thinking about writing an e-book about everything I have learned from photographing families and children. If anyone is interested, please do leave a comment and let me know and I’ll get on it.
What’s your favourite thing about autumn?
Family Photographer in Farnham
Hey! I’m Jas, your lifestyle family photographer in Farnham – If you’re looking for a family photographer, you have come to the right place. I photograph families of all shapes and sizes, focusing on real and candid moments – based in the town of Farnham in Surrey and surrounding areas I try to capture the uniqueness and happy moments in your family. From a newborn baby photo session to children to teens I aim to celebrate and capture this point in your family story.