“Photography is a way of feeling, of touching, of loving. What you have caught on film is captured forever… It remembers little things long after you have forgotten everything”
Are you a sentimental family? Do you love Autumn? Do you love the outdoors? Ready to update your family photographs? Have you thought about natural family photography? Read on to find out…
- What to Wear
- When to Book
- What to Expect
- Autumn Dates Available to Book
Our outdoor autumn family sessions usually involve a simple nature walk. This helps you and your children get comfortable with me and my camera. Once we are at ease with one another; we can create natural portraits of you and your children having fun. Capturing you as you know each other best.
Choosing your own location helps this transition. You can provide input and insight, making your session and the resulting images more personal and sentimental to you. And I get to discover beautiful locations I may not have come across without incredible clients and their marvellous suggestions.
Woodlands are amazing in Autumn. All the tonal range you could want. Red, orange, yellow and green. I am lucky enough to have a magical woodland on my doorstep.
What to Wear
It’s important to dress appropriately, the last thing you want is to be miserable and cold. Layers work well.
In early Autumn the weather may still be mild and light jackets can be enough. Autumn jackets are flattering for all. Your clothing will create style and individuality to your stories and memories.
Late October and into November the weather usually begins to change and that brings a chill to the air. Hats, scarves, boots, or wellies create a cosy feel. And as a bonus, the more layers you wear, the more variety we can create.
If we have decided on woodland, appropriate footwear is a must.
When to Book
October and November are the best time to get the range of colours, for the most beautiful autumnal images.
Mid to late afternoon is my favourite time of day. We want to catch that golden light, especially if we’re lucky enough to catch some sunlight.
As I’m sure you’re aware, autumn in the UK can mean unpredictable weather. I often check and double check several weather apps and websites before we set off.
The decision to cancel due to the weather is not taken lightly. In most cases, unless a torrential downpour, I am often willing to still attempt it. After all its about creating something unique and fun.
It’s also good to be prepared for rainy days. Umbrellas, towels, blankets, maybe even a change of clothes just in case.
The final decision is ultimately yours. But I wouldn’t dismiss a rainy day too soon. It could be a great distraction, especially for younger children. Who doesn’t love jumping in puddles and dancing in the rain? Fun can be infectious if you let your inner child play.
I would love to come along on a family walk with you and your loves.
What to Expect
Before your session
We will chat about your basic idea of style, feel and reason for the session.
You can choose your favourite park, woodland or outdoor space for our time with you. We can help if nowhere comes to mind. Or if you prefer, we can come to visit your home, and capture you and your family in your natural environment.
Throughout the research and planning process we will be in touch with you. Including some handy tips to prepare you for the day and beyond.
We take a lifestyle and documentary approach; this means making memories and capturing real emotion and affection. Have some fun with your family photographs. And don’t worry we have some tricks to help make the session fun and enjoyable for all the family whichever setup you choose.
After your session
When your images are edited to our unique style, we upload your images to your very own password protected viewing gallery.
We will arrange a private viewing session where you can view your images and choose your package.
We order our prints and products from the highest quality professional printers. Once you have placed your final order, we aim to get them to you as soon as possible, so you can enjoy and treasure them forever.
Autumn Dates Now Available!
Hurry only 3 dates left!!!
4th September – No longer available
11th September – No longer available
2nd October – No longer available
6th November – No longer available
13th November – No longer available
NO DATES AVAILABLE IN DECEMBER!
Why Is Photography Important?
I’ve read that children feel safe, welcome, seen and loved if there are images of themselves in the family home. I love this idea and think this is something every family needs to know.
You see stories, memories and keepsakes are important. Life is short. Our humanity is what makes us beautiful. The light will never look or be seen the same again and neither will we. We will never have this moment again.
So, let’s capture it!
I’m Lesley-Anne, also known as LAL.
Our humanity is what makes us beautiful.
The light will never look the same or be seen the same again and neither will we.
We will never have this moment again.
So, let’s capture it!
Why Choose Me, as your Family Photographer
It’s your story and your legacy. It’s how I see your story through my lens.
I am one of a handful of photographers in my area and in the UK that showcase honest, authentic, everyday moments. This is my speciality!
I am noticing delicate, awe-inspiring moments and connection. I am seeing these with every family I am lucky enough to spend time with.
I want to share what I see with you.
I want you to fall in love with your family time and time again!