Family Shoots Outdoors Or In A Studio, Which Is Best?

7 April 2021

We all know being outside makes our senses come alive but have you ever thought about having a family shoot outdoors too? See the reasons why you should book an outdoor family shoot in Cornwall below!

“I’d love to book a family shoot in Cornwall but hate having my photo taken!” I hear you! Over the years I’ve discovered clients assume they’ll be standing still and posing uncomfortably with fake smiles (camera face) for the entire duration of their family session. That couldn’t be further from the truth and here’s why I shoot families outdoors at their favourite locations….

1 – Photography Studios Can Feel Imposing

Photography studios are a un-natural environments and feel clinical. It’s hard for most people to be able to relax, especially children. Big lights, white backgrounds feel imposing and can make you feel a bit like a rabbit caught in the headlights!

2 – Familiar Surroundings Help You Relax

Choosing a location which means something to you for your shoot is grounding. It’s familiar, you feel comfortable there and you have a connection with it.

3 – You Are Free To Move Around

Being outdoors allows you to move, your senses to come alive and you to feel free. Once this happens I’m able to capture that connection in photographs for you to treasure forever.

4 – You Can Have Fun In Nature’s Playground

Kids can run, play and have an adventure (grown-ups can join in too!). Once you’re outside having fun with each other, you’ll totally forget you’re even on a photo shoot.

5 – A Chance To Connect With Nature And Each Other

Being outdoors allows you to connect with nature and each other. This helps you relax and have fun together, the real authentic smiles are the ones you look beautiful in. Not the forced “say cheese” kind.


Authentic & soulful reminders of your story

Family photography shouldn’t be stiff and boring; you shouldn’t have to stand still awkwardly posing and saying cheese. It should be fun, relaxed real.


(Just the way it should be)

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