Portraits in the park photography session with a family from Wimbledon, London
Family photo on Wimbledon Common

The 1st February – so where did January go?!? I have had such a relaxing time since Christmas as this is my quietest time of year and I have loved it! I have also had the great privilege of speaking within the business school at the largest photography convention  in Europe called “The Societies” a couple of weeks ago but I will dedicate a whole blog post to that very soon. Today has been a whirlwind of calls, opportunities, shoot bookings and my son’s interview at Esher College in Thames Ditton – it seems like yesterday he started nursery! So to write a blog post has been later than planned today.  So here is the post about a Wimbledon family photography session in the park.

Three photos with the Swedish family who live in Wimbledon cuddling their two boys in the woods and two boy portraits in black and whiteI had an opportunity in January to archive all my 2015 photography sessions and it has been great to see all the wonderful clients I have had over the last 12 months. I would like to talk about this particular family who are gorgeous! The boys were really well behaved but lots of fun and the parents were very open to ideas I had for the shoot.  I sometime think people think that I am quite mad when I ask them to do strange things but when they come to see the images they understand why….

Two swedish boys who live in London sitting on a log in the woods wearing blue tops and smiling for the photographer

Preparation for a Portraits in the Park Family Photography session

Before a Portraits in the Park photography session I always email a “what to wear guide” a few days before the session which has common sense hints and tips on how to prepare for the shoot.  I must admit this family really did very well.  It is only when I get home and download the images that I can see the impact of the choice of clothes .  One thing I recommend to assess the choice of clothes that my client lays out everything on the bed to see if there are any major clashes and that the colours have a harmonious flow.

Two boys from Wimbledon in the park sitting on a log a black and white photo. They are playing and laughing

As part of my time with a family I do like to take photographs of the parents together as it is usually the case that they haven’t had a photograph taken of themselves for a very long time.

A swedish couple who live in wimbledon sitting in the grass with the sun on their hair and a photo of them holding each other by a tree

I always ask for the children to bring something on the shoot to play with and the family love tennis so they showed me their moves…. Dad showed me too!

two boys and their father who are wearing blue polo shirts - the family from wimbledon playing tennis with the tennis racket in the park

The family loved the images and they bought my Marcello Collection which included a Rossini album which I know they will treasure for ever.

Booking your family photography shoot for 2016

Looking to this year – I am already 30% booked for my family shoots (based on previous yearly averages) and the “Portraits in the Park” session has been so popular over the last few years and with March, April and May almost booked I am now taking bookings for June and July. So if you are thinking of having a family photography session then please get in touch with me soon.

Annie Armitage – Photographer

Annie Armitage is an established photographer who specialises in producing timeless images. She has had her business over 9 years and as one of the top contemporary, family lifestyle photographers in the UK she produces images of pregnancy, newborn, babies of all sizes, children, familiesteenagers (seniors), dogs and also has a commercial photography side to her business which is predominantly headshots as well as formal but approachable portraits for annual reports or PR purposes and lifestyle images for SME’s portfolios and website.

Annie is based in Kingston upon Thames and the area that she does photography in the following areas :- Central London, Kingston, Surbiton, ThamesDitton, NewMalden, Wimbledon, Wandsworth, Clapham, Battersea, Putney, Richmond, Barnes, Fulham, Sheen, Hampton, Twickenham, Teddington, St Margarets and throughout Surrey including Godalming, Woking, Cobham, Weybridge, Esher, Claygate, Oxshott and Ottershaw, Surrey

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To contact Annie about your requirements – please go to the Contact form on her website or alternatively email her at annie@anniearmitage.com or call her on 07711 391919

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