Beach photo shoot

Beach photo shoot.

Back in the depths of Winter I started to think about how I could incorporate my love of the beach into my client work. I've always had family shoots at the beach and wanted to encourage more families to enjoy spending time there as much as I do. So, I decided to offer 'Mini Beach Shoots'. I was totally overwhelmed with the response and all the slots sold out really quickly. This shoot was the first one and took place in April. We had such fun playing around on the beach and splashing in the waves.

There were three sisters and Mum and Dad too. We twirled around, threw rocks in the sea and jumped over the crashing waves. Wild hair was the order of the day - the best look for the beach in my opinion! I love the connection between the sisters. They had such different personalities but a great bond between them.

The beach is so different each time I go there. It's such an epic background for a family session and I love the wildness of the sea. The best thing is watching kids playing in the water - you can see the pure joy on their faces as the waves come in.

If you're interested in booking a family photo shoot - get in touch to find out more. You can see my price list on the pricing page. Check out more shoots on my blog and in my family portfolio.

Follow me on Facebook and Instagram too to see my latest work.

Gem x

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South Wales Sunset Photo Shoot

Check out this gorgeous South Wales sunset photo shoot! When I started photographing families 13 years ago, it was primarily families with young children. Over the years there seems to have been a shift in that pattern and now I'm getting lots of bookings with older children. Maybe it's because my children are growing up and I know lots of people with older children. Or maybe it's because families have started to realise it's never too late to capture the magic of their kids - no matter how old they are!

This shoot was booked to capture 3 cousins together and I managed to twist Mum's arm into joining in with the shoot and getting some family photos taken at the same time. I'm pretty sure she's pleased that I did and now they have a gorgeous selection of images of ALL of them before their eldest finishes school. I feel very passionately about encouraging parents to include themselves into the family photos. It's a shared history that is not complete without every member of the family being featured.

The beach at sunset it my favourite place to be and I'm very grateful that my clients agree. We had a spectacular sunset on this shoot - scroll down to see the amazing colours. We started off with a walk around the gardens and on the cliff tops. Then went down to the beach to watch the sunset. There was some hot chocolate too - nice one Mum!

If you fancy a family shoot on location in South Wales - be it at the beach or at a favourite location of yours - drop me a line.

You can follow me on Instagram and Facebook to see more of my latest work. You can also check out my family portfolio and pricing information too.

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Winter beach family shoot

I love taking photos at the beach all year round. This winter beach family shoot, just after the snow fall in February, is gorgeous.

The shoot was booked as a surprise for Dad's birthday. The idea was to get some lovely pictures of the three children (plus puppy) together, to be printed on a canvas. I say 'children', even though the two eldest are officially adults because you're never too old to take part in a family shoot. Just because you're in your twenties, doesn't mean that your parents don't want to look at photos of you.

The shoot took place at my favourite local beach, Southerndown (Dunraven Bay). If you look closely in the background you can see a bit of snow left on the hillside. It was absolutely freezing but we managed a walk around the gardens and made it to the beach in time for the sunset.

It was super slippery and myself and youngest both fell over and had a nice coating of mud. I managed to hit both cameras on the floor as well as getting covered in mud in the car park before we'd even started! Not the first time I've fallen over on a shoot and I'm sure it won't be the last either!

But, it's all worth it to get a beautiful set of images.

Have a little nosey below to see what we got up to. At the end of the post, you'll see a 9 image collage - my most popular product. Putting 9 images together from a shoot is a great way to display your favourite images. Find out more about my products on my Products page.

Book your family shoot

If you'd like to book family photo shoot - have a look at my Family Portfolio and Pricing page for more information.

Get in touch if you have any questions.

Gem x

 

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Beach Shoot in South Wales

A mini beach shoot in South Wales to blow away the cobwebs.

My girl and I got struck down with a horrible virus on Boxing Day and spent 2 weeks on the sofa sniffing and coughing. Each day we'd say to each other 'we'll be better tomorrow' and each day we woke up feeling rough. On the Sunday before school started in January, we decided that it was time we left the house and got some fresh air. I grabbed my camera and we headed down to our favourite place - the beach.

The beach looks great all year round. I love the pale tones of the sea and sky in contrast with the dark rocks and sand. The whole scene looked like Winter but was soothing and calming to look at. The rock pools at the beach provided a gorgeous reflective surface.

I discovered that my welly boot had a hole in it after standing in the water but I suffered with one wet sock so I could capture these images. What a brave solider I am!

If you're interested in booking a mini beach shoot in South Wales, please get in touch to find out more. 

There's also loads of beach shoots to view on my blog. Or, you can follow me on Instagram and Facebook!

In the meantime, enjoy having a look at these images of my girl. Gem x

 

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Summer Family Beach Shoot, South Wales.

I love it when a family return regularly for photos. I've photographed and watched this lovely family grow over the years and it's a real honour to be able to document these moments for them. Now that their little one is on her feet and raring to go, there's no stopping her! The shoot took place at one of my favourite locations, Dunraven Gardens and Southerndown Beach. It's such a great location because you get two different backgrounds in one place. Beautiful gardens and a stunner of a beach.

One evening at the start of the Summer we met there and had good old wander up the hill, into the gardens, through the woods and back down the hill to the beach. Some of my favourite images from this session are the hand holding, laughing, nose poking ones. I love capturing families - the dynamic within each one is so unique and so special. You can see the love shining out of these pictures.

If you fancy a family photo shoot but are a bit scared - worried about being in front of the camera, or worried about the cost. Have a look at FAQ's page and see if there's some answers there for you. Or, check out my family portfolio and see if you like my style. There's no fancy clothes or stiff grins needed, just the love that you have for each other.

If you'd like to see more family shoots, then have a look at my blog to see more of my latest work.

I'm taking bookings for Autumn sessions now, so if you'd like to book one, let me know before all the dates are gone!

Gem x

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