Summer family photo session in Honley woods

One of my favourite places to go if you’re looking for a naturally wild place for family photos is Honley Woods.

Here are a few from a session I did off the beaten track exploring the woods with this young family.

Why I love Outdoor Photo Sessions for Young Children

If you are a new parent, every moment with your little one feels like a gift, with the odd chore thrown in, let’s be honest!

Those moments can be fleeting, from their first smile to their first steps, you want to capture every precious memory. There’s never a better time than right now to capture those memories, don’t wait until you’ve lost that weight or had your hair done!

One brilliant way to do this is through a summer photo session in the great outdoors. Not only does it provide a beautiful backdrop for your photos, but it also offers numerous benefits for both you and your child.

Natural Light:

Summer brings longer days and abundant natural light, which is ideal for photography. Outdoor sessions  allow for softer, more flattering light that adds a warm, natural glow to your photos. Summer landscapes burst with vibrant colours, from lush greenery to blooming flowers.

Freedom to Explore:

Outdoor photo sessions provide children with the freedom to explore and play in a natural environment. This allows for candid moments and genuine expressions that capture your child’s personality authentically. Your child can enjoy the fresh air and sunshine, which can help them feel relaxed and at ease during the photo session, resulting in more natural and spontaneous photos.

Seasonal Themes:

Summer offers a variety of seasonal themes and props that can add an extra touch of charm to your photos. Think sun hats, sunglasses, beach balls, or even a picnic blanket. These elements can help tell a story and create a cohesive theme for your photo session. Whether it’s playing in the park, splashing in a fountain, or strolling through a flower garden, these moments become cherished memories that you can look back on fondly for years to come.

Family Bonding:

Outdoor photo sessions provide an opportunity for quality family bonding time. As you explore and enjoy the outdoors together, these experiences can foster a sense of wonder and curiosity in your child, which can be beautifully captured in your photos.

Your child doesn’t have to pose! 

Or in fact be on their best behaviour! I’m there to capture all the moments, and the session is totally child-led. If they are hungry or fall over we will just have a little pause, there’s not a strict agenda on my part, I understand they’re kids, not robots. Everyone always thinks their child is the worst behaved and won’t ‘perform’ for the camera, that’s absolutely fine, I don’t expect them to change because I have a camera. It’s all very relaxed.

Timeless Keepsakes:

Finally, summer photo sessions result in timeless keepsakes that you’ll treasure for a lifetime. These photographs freeze moments in time, allowing you to revisit them years from now and relive the joy, love, and innocence of your child’s early years.

In conclusion, a summer photo session outdoors offers numerous benefits for new parents and their young children. From the beautiful natural light to the vibrant colours and memorable experiences, these sessions provide the perfect opportunity to capture the magic of childhood in stunning photographs.

So get in touch if you’d like to book a photo session for your family and let’s create images that will tell the personal story of your family!

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