I was delighted when Kerry got in touch about having a film photography family photo session in Cornwall whilst they were on holiday. I was even more excited when they were looking for a film based photographer which is my speciality! We chatted through their plans and arranged to meet them all at the lovely little fishing port of Charlestown near St Austell in Cornwall for their session.
It was also lovely to see their cute bundle of fun Otis their lovely dog was brought along as well, I knew this would be a fun session. With family sessions I don’t do studio based photography, as I really love documenting real moments and bringing out the love and bond in photos on location. Having worked with children in past work I am very familiar with the short attention span and altogether I find family lifestyle photo sessions a bit different to weddings, except I keep to my style of beautiful and natural.
I had an amazing time with The Bartlett’s down in Cornwall and I hope to return soon to the county as the South West has a very special place in my conscience and visiting small fishing villages, eating pasties, driving the moorlands and looking in awe at the real cliffs and real ocean was wonderful.
If you are looking for a film photography family photo session in an outdoors location or even if you didn’t think that film was still a thing and like the photos all the same, why not get in touch, I would love to hear about your plans! I am available UK and Europe wide.
Because children are full of energy, the best way to show their personalities is to have fun and let them have fun. I always capture a few family ‘portraits’ but my focus is letting their personalities shine on camera. I’m not afraid of them running around and clambering about, in fact I encourage it will a few fun games and ideas!
How cute is their doggy Otis! I love involving pets fully as part of the family.
Of course a family session isn’t exactly a couple session but I still like to photograph couples as part of the session, it’s really important the parents have a little time together for these sessions!
Film processing and lab: Canadian Film Lab
Location: Charlestown, Cornwall, UK