Before I launch into this post, I want to give a disclaimer. There is a good chance I will offend you. Sorry.
I often see professional photographs shared on social media or printed on canvas and hanging on the wall. They are usually taken of people’s perfectly groomed children in manufactured poses against a white background.
I hate them.
There, I’ve said it. Much as your children are beautiful and the photographs will be a lovely keepsake, I would much rather see them in their natural state.
So when a local Malvern Photographer asked if the children would like a lifestyle shoot with him, I jumped at the chance.
Scott Stockwell Photography specialise in natural photographs that really capture the moment, rather than just the pose.
The day of our shoot was incredibly hot, so the girls were dressed for comfort rather than style. Libby’s hair wasn’t behaving itself and Lia’s never does.
And yet, Scott took us to a beautiful rural location and managed to get some incredible photos. They capture the girls as they really are. Enjoying each other’s company in the great outdoors.
Here are a few of my favourites. All images are property of Scott Stockwell Photography.
I hadn’t intended to get involved, but Scott asked if I wanted a photo with the girls and I couldn’t pass up on an opportunity like that. If only I’d thought to put some makeup on.
And this last photo sums up why I love the natural approach. I love how they were so engrossed in what they’re doing they weren’t even aware of the camera.
If you live locally, why not treat yourself to a lifestyle shoot with Scott for just £85? He is also available for weddings and other types of photography. This is such a great way to spend a summer evening, Libby enjoyed it so much that she didn’t want to go home. And I think you’ll agree that the photos are fabulous.