Fun London Family Photography at Buckingham Palace

Fun London Family Photography at Buckingham Palace

Fun London Family Photography at Buckingham Palace

I know that everybody loves Royal family portraits, but i will say that no Royal baby has such a beautiful family portrait like baby Whit and his brother Brooks here at Buckingham Palace. I first photographer this Alabama family three years ago when Brooks was a baby and it was such a pleasure seeing them again, this time as a family of four. The families i meet are so gorgeous that i am finding myself smiling every time i edit a new gallery.

Like most visiting families, we knew we wanted an iconic London location as our backdrop. We covered Big Ben and Tower Bridge last time, so for this session we went for Buckingham Palace and Horse Guards Parade. The warm sunrise light is glorious here in the Autumn and we captured so many fun family photos. The most asked question I get is “Why do we have to meet close to sunrise or sunset?” Well, first of all, the lower the sun in the sky, the softer the light. Soft warm light makes your photos more romantic I think. Think of it that way, the longer the shadows, the better the light, it has a glow that makes every picture a 1000 times better. However in the Autumn we don’t need to wake up super early, an 8-9am start is perfect for getting everybody out of the house and also to avoid early morning crowds.

Even when shooting around Central London, my photography approach is the same as for in-home or park shoots. My focus is always on loving moments of connection. The reason I love natural and organic family photography is because it’s very respectful towards the kids. If your toddler doesn’t want to smile to the camera and all he cares about is to cuddle daddy – that’s absolutely fine. Children have their own desires and strong personalities; and I think the photos should reflect exactly that reality. This will not make a family photo less perfect, in fact, it will make it more precious.

If you are thinking of booking a family shoot before Christmas then do get in touch. The Autumn backdrop is wonderful in November and London landmark sessions are perfect for visiting or expat families. Drop me an email or give me a call and we will capture your family’s magic as well.

Fun London Family Photography at Buckingham Palace

Fun London Family Photography at Buckingham Palace

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