Yesterday I was in the studio with one of my best friends and her family. Earlier in the year we had briefly spoken about doing a family photo shoot, and as Christmas was coming she decided to book me. The family photos are a gift for one of her relatives for Christmas, and I thought this was a lovely idea. In fact, her mum had been nagging her dad to have photos done for ages, but he is a little camera shy – not that you can tell in the images!
Clare’s family wanted formal traditional pictures that would be fairly timeless and definitely didn’t want any fussing! I had strict instructions to make sure they didn’t have to get on the floor and do any silly poses and I was quite glad of that. Don’t get me wrong, I like doing family portraiture but I don’t always like doing the ‘cheesy’ poses, sometimes I prefer simple and classic, and that suited this shoot perfectly.
What do you think? Do you prefer the more natural look?