This one is a bit of a work and pleasure post. I am a Photographer by day and a Blogger by night so wanted to combine the two a little and show you some of my favourite outdoor family shots.

There’s nothing better than doing your job outdoors on a warm sunny day with the most beautiful natural light around you. It is the absolute optimum time to take photographs. Just pick your times carefully as the harsh midday sun can make photography conditions a bit tricky.

My favourite time is in the morning around 10 or 11, and again in the evening around 6 or 7. This is only during Summer, as of course winter in Scotland means the darkness creeps in at around 4 in the afternoon.

So this is a family I have worked with several times before. They are friends of my sister and so we are all very comfortable in each others company. This makes a mountain of difference when you’re taking photographs. It means there’s no awkwardness and stiff smiles, and generally makes life much easier for both parties.



I use a 50mm lens for these types of shoots. I find it provides the best level of depth within each shot, while preserving the clarity of the subjects and their surroundings. They are by far my absolute favourite shoots… So much fun!

Roll on Summer!!!

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