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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South Wales Family Photo Shoot

My last blog post of 2018 and what a way to finish up a fantastic year! My aim at the start of the year was to do more beach shoots as I'm in love with the South Wales coast and I think it's safe to say I achieved my goal.

I absolutely love the images from this South Wales family photo shoot with the super talented lady behind Skratch Ceramics and her family. Check out her amazing work on Instagram! This shoot was wonderful - full of life and cheeky smiles, plus we had the most amazing pink sunset at the end of the session which lit up the beach in a peachy haze. We started off with a stroll around the gardens and then we headed down to the beach for a run around. 

If you have a family photo shoot on your list of new year's resolutions, then it's not too late to buy a gift voucher for a family photo session. Pop over to my gift voucher page to find out more or send me a message for more info.

There are lots of great locations for your South Wales family photo shoot - check out my blog post about location photo shoots and also find out the best time of year for your photo session.

If you have questions - maybe my FAQ's page can help! 

 

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Cousins Photo Shoot South Wales

Cousins photo shoot! What a wonderful trip to the forest with this lot.

7 cousins, 3 families and one gorgeous Autumnal setting and I was a very happy photographer indeed. The 3 families wanted to get together to get a group photo of all the cousins as present for their Grandparents. Of course, with a location family shoot, there's plenty of time to take some sibling shots, family shots and individual portraits as well. Why not!?

The kids were all so cute with each other in this cousins photo shoot  - so lovely to have children of similar ages. They must have such a fun time when they all get together.

So, it looks like the Grandparents are in for a treat this Christmas and the parents have done alright too. Win win!

It doesn't have to be Christmas time to get the family together for a photo shoot. If you fancy sharing a shoot with your brothers, sisters or cousins then drop me a line for some more info. Family shoots can be shared amongst a number of different families.

Check out my family portfolio and pricing page to find out the details.

Follow me on Instagram to see my latest work.

Gem x

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South Wales family photoshoot at the beach

I love so many things about this family photo shoot. Apart from the gorgeous location (one of my faves) we had the most stunning sunset - golden light everywhere! This family shoot took place on the glorious South Wales coast. You'd be forgiven for thinking that it was during the Summer but it was actually at the end of September. We had one of those clear warm evenings when all is right with the world. Our shoot didn't just take place on the beach, we spent some time exploring the area and walking on the cliff tops too.

When I'm working with a family, I like to go for a wander and let the kids run around and explore. I want to try and capture their everyday personalities and relationships so I'm not a big fan of just getting them to sit down and smile. Family sessions, for me, are a mixture of portrait and documentary shooting, building up a story of the family and capturing them in that moment.

I'm a massive fan of the beach and of the water and I just loved seeing the kids mesmerised by the waves at the start and end of this session. I feel the same way about the sea, so it was wonderful to watch them playing in the water and running away when the waves came. The tide was on it's way in and so by the end of the shoot, there was no beach left, just the rocks and the causeway, but that didn't stop us having a play in the water. Of course, there's the inevitable moment when someone falls over and gets wet, signalling the end of the shoot... can you guess who it was?

I really did try and narrow down the  choices for this blog post and have cut down the images to around half but as I love so many of them, I thought, 'What the hell! Leave them in'. So, here they are, enjoy.

Want to capture the magic in your family with an outdoor location photoshoot? Get in touch to find out more.

Gem x


Mother's Day

Happy Mother's Day all you gorgeous Mums out there! I hope you're having a good old rest (what more can we ask for!?!)

I absolutely love it when Mums get in front of the camera. It's often a bit tricky to persuade Mums that they should be in the photos with their kids.  But when they get involved it's pure magic. Now the kids have a record of them with their Mum (who is usually the one behind the camera taking the photo)!

I've picked out a few of my favourite images of Mums with their kids. Mums giving their kids a good squeeze and the love is shining out of them. There's photos from all over South Wales including Spring shoots at Dunraven Gardens, Summer shoots in local meadows and farmland, Autumn shoots in Castell Coch and Winter shoots on Southerndown beach.

Find out more about booking your South Wales family photo shoot on my pricing page. See more of my work in my family portfolio.

 

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