Winter in the woodland seems like the most unlikely time and place to get family photos, but with some colourful outfits, climbing and fun games, it's pretty easy to capture portraits of children. I love to capture portraits naturally and this session was by far a firm favourite. We spent a few hours in the forest and let the kids climb and explore. using my Canon 70-200mm 2.8 meant I could sneak portraits without them even noticing as they played. So the kids did not even know there was a photo shoot in session.to snap the rare and sweet moments they have together. How often do you capture a brother pouring tea for his little sister at her teddy bear tea party in the woods?
I mean, how often do you capture a brother pouring tea for his little sister at her teddy bear tea party in the woods in the middle of winter?
You see, as amazing as bluebells in the woods are (and they remain my best selling theme session of the year) it's the bluebells that make those photos as they dominate and catch the eye before anything else. The endless ocean of soft blue flowers blanketing the woodland floor under the canopy of trees is stunning, but I still think winter portraits are just as beautiful.
In these winter woodland child portraits shot in the Kent woodlands, it's the children that make the photos. The fact the 'dull' woodland sets an even background means you see the children in the photos first. I just love the mixture of sweet play, exploration and close-ups.
I'm posting this to show that non-conventional photo sessions can be just as magical and produce stunning family portraits in winter. Who knew the sleeping woodland could be so hospitable and kind.
Thank you winter woodland, you are so kind.