I simply adore Autumn!
It’s one of the best time of the year for those beautiful and colorful OUTDOOR PORTRAIT SESSIONS! It comes as no surprise that’s one of the busiest time of the year for all photographers – especially those who find joy in exploring the world outside of their studios’ 4 walls, such as me. I’ve spent most of past weeks shooting multiple lifestyle family outdoor portraits (you HAVE to check my other blog posts ) as well as portraits of individuals among the greens, yellows and reds.
The most recent OUTDOOR PORTRAIT SESSION in a park, on a lovely sunny day is with Justyna who is passionate about acting, dancing and traveling. I have to tell you, it was really enjoyable to capture such a character on a picture! Unsurprisingly, it wasn’t hard to achieve so much creativity – we decided to keep the photo session unique but candid and natural at the same time. To reflect Justyna’s personality, we aimed for a natural look portrait session with a slight twist in colors. As a result you can see this particular choice of casual and comfortable outfit, naturally styled (although messed by wind!) hair and minimal make-up. Justyna’s green cardigan was a perfect match with warm, autumn-coloured background. I just lovethe overall casual, relaxed look on every single picture. It nicely blends with the nature surrounding us slowly beginning to pull in and slow down. All of those is supported by the park’s colours: light and dark green, brown, gold and yellow. On top of enjoying the views around us, we had so much fun! Taking a photo of a natural giggle makes me both happy and proud at the same time.
Justyna’s PORTRAIT SESSION was taken just a short walk from my photography studio located in the north part of London. I have realised one of my new location’s advantages is a great selection of naturally green areas, parks and open spaces which can be explored during my photo sessions.
I find nothing better than natural light supporting pictures, therefore my preference would always be to walk outside the doors for a photo session. However, as we all very well know, the weather in England isn’t always treating us extremely well. The unpredictability pushes me to choose the warm and colourful interior of my photography studio as an alternative solution during rainy and cold days. The INDOOR PHOTOGRAPHY SESSION still offer plenty of natural light thanks to my studio’s large windows overlooking London from the hill.
Each and every photo session gives me the unique opportunity to meet and learn more about the person being on the other side of my camera. We are all a mixture of beautiful and interesting people, having so much to say about the world around. The pleasure of exploring each other’s life story is indescribable. But there is something MOST Special about the portrait sessions. What I LOVE thee most is seeing the person getting more and more comfortable in front of the camera… Really to the point where this strangely uncomfortable feeling disappears and simply turns into fun and truly enjoyable experience for both of US!
Thank you Justyna for trusting me to be your PHOTOGRAPHER, capturing your personality and last signs of autumn…
Always dream BIG!
Magdalena Smolarska Photography
***London based Portrait Photographer specialising in portrait for individuals, families & corporate headshots.