family photoshoot autumn woods behind the scenes

A family photoshoot in the woods – ‘behind the scenes’

Rupert Barker 5dMk3, behind the scenes, Elincrom_Qudra's, Family, Lifetyle, Portraits, Website

As a new feature here on my blog I’m going to start showing a more detailed view of my Private Commission family portrait shoots. Thank you very much to The Platt family for giving me your permission to share these images.

Back in the Autumn of 2016, I met with The Platt family in some woods near to Malmesbury, the main brief of the the shoot was whole family photographs, concentrating on the children but also Mum and Dad. And thats as loose as the brief needed to be, sometimes its just better to get the family in a beautiful place and take photographs of them being themselves. We had a great shoot, working in the woods is really one of my favourite places, and with a stripped down camera bag and my trusty Elinchrom Quadra Rangers I can carry all I need to shoot fun, simple family portraits whilst still having the full creative control ‘studio’ strobes give you.

family photoshoot autumn woods behind the scenes

I love the Autumn colours but there are so many opportunities in the woods whatever the time of year.

 

family photoshoot autumn woods behind the scenes

There is always time for some silly faces…….

 

family photoshoot autumn woods behind the scenes

Sometimes simple is best.

 

family photoshoot autumn woods behind the scenes

Even with all the colour in the woods, I still process images to Black and White, it still has that fantastic way of making us look at the image differently, concentrating on those expressions here for example.

 

family photoshoot autumn woods behind the scenes

Billingham Bags – still the best – this one is nearly 10 years old and still has no wear or faults, and my Elinchrom Quadra Ranger and a Portalite Octo Softbox, allow me to single handedly take the studio anywhere we can walk.

 

family photoshoot autumn woods behind the scenes

……and here is the shot.

 

family photoshoot autumn woods behind the scenes

And just before we got back to the cars, there is always time to get one more shot, I never shoot with any time limits except those that the client has…….I just hate thinking I might have to leave when I have to often be more worried about the weather or failing light……..

Thanks for reading this far……I’d love to hear you comments on both the images and this type of blog post……

If you’d like to know any more or to book your own family photoshoot (woodland is optional!) post me a comment on FB or get in touch by all the normal means, there are links to them all over this page!!!

Thanks, Rupert.