Most of us at some point in our lives have visited a studio for some kind of photo shoot. I speak from my own personal experience in saying that the end result often reflected the feeling at the time of being photographed. The words ‘rigid’, ‘wooden’, and ‘staged’ come to mind…
So, why not keep it real?
I mean, it’s what I do when I take the couple away at a wedding, I aim to make it less like ‘a shoot’ and more like a genuine moment where we’re all just getting away from the crowd for a bit. And when we start to relax and forget that we’re being photographed, our true selves shine through in the images. Those genuine expressions, the little quirks that make us who we are. And all of this is applied to A Walk In The Woods photo shoots. Nothing staged, nothing forced.
So how does it all work?
Meeting up at a pub for a pint and a catch up, or at a coffee shop for a slug of caffeine and slice of cake…that’s a pretty good way to get that all important chemistry flowing. And from that point, we just go for a stroll/yomp/hike/perambulation (the pace of which is usually determined by whether you opted for a double espresso or a pint of the black stuff), and at that point I’m simply shooting in fly-on-the-wall mode just as I do at a wedding. And the rest is easy, things just unfold in whatever way they do and I’m there to capture it all.
If you’d like to find out more about getting some informal, natural, and genuine photographs of you and yours, then get in touch and let’s have a chat.
If the idea of a relaxed, fun photo shoot in the great outdoors is something that appeals to you then do get in touch.