I wanted to share this shoot with the fantastic Buckton family to show how much you can get out of a few hours family shoot and how much fun you can have whilst your doing it. Getting the family together for an afternoon of photography doesn't have to be a chore!
I usually ask people to have a think about why they want from their photos a little bit in advance of the day just to make sure I can plan to fit everything in and make sure I get the right location. In this case Caroline and David's farm made the perfect location.
We started with some formal family group shots, the guys wanted to get dressed up to have some photos to remember their parents Golden wedding anniversary. The view over the wolds certainly gave us a great backdrop, a great day to be a Yorkshire family photographer.
It was then time for costume change number one and everyone dressed down and comfy into their casual looks! I'd spied a nice tree which was looking fantastic in it's Autumn colours so we started there and got some lovely natural images of the whole family.
Although I have to say I'm a real fan of this one of Tom and Rebecca, they were my little assistants all afternoon! Especially Tom who was on call to make people laugh anytime!
We were lucky enough to have several great spots out a Cat Babbleton (what an ace name for a farm!) so we moved around a bit to mix up the selection of images that the family would have to pick from. We decided to go on the wall instead of off!
Then it was time for costume change number two! This time Pete, Katie, Rebecca and Tom were keen for some pictures in their sports gear. With a bit of open space and some amazing autumn light we got down to a bit of action photography.
Another quick costume change for Rebecca into a favourite dress to take advantage of the stunning autumn afternoon! Love this shot x
We had retired inside for tea, cake and a pat on the back for a job well done when the sun started to set and was shining through the trees. The romantic in me thought it might be nice to have a golden photograph for a golden wedding anniversary. 50 years of marriage is a fantastic achievement and If I can be anything like as happy as Mr and Mrs Buckton Snr still look together in 50 years I will be over the moon. Well done folks x
It's difficult to moan about my job as a Yorkshire family photographer.