No one can doubt that Battersea Park is gorgeous at this time of year and it won’t be too long before it’s all over again for another year. I was so glad to capture the last colourful moments of autumn with some beautiful FAMILY MOMENTS with Corina & Chris and their gorgeous daughter Cara. We had perfect sunny autumn weather, golden hour light and some lovely spots in the park for this LIFESTYLE OUTDOOR FAMILY PHOTO SESSION. But this session certainly did not feel like a typical PHOTO SESSION!
All we did was walk around the park, chatting, enjoying the lovely autumn afternoon, playing and having true family quality time. During this time, I was PORTRAYING true family moments, mother and daughter as well as father and daughter, smiles, love and laughter in genuine family interactions from a distance.
I always look to capture something special and unique in the most natural way without staging or false poses. No doubt many will understand that the last thing a toddler wants to do is stand for a photo when they could walk and run around the park! Hence my FAMILY PHOTO SESSION style is candid, natural and relaxed. Un-posed and real-life images are my favourite.
Why I love autumn? There's nothing like the sound of leaves crinkling and breaking underneath your shoes. It's a sound and a feeling I don't think I've ever grown tired of, no matter how many times I've heard or felt it. In the same theme, Cara loved every aspect of autumn, especially the leaves - she truly enjoyed our walk... ohhh yes, she definitely loves walking on her own and running away from all of us and the camera too… This just added an extra dimension to images creating an even more natural feel, I love it!
I truly enjoyed every minute from this FAMILY PORTRAIT SESSION. The autumn is still there so take advantage of the weather, beautiful colours and long walks. I personally can't wait to meet many more families this autumn.
Always dream BIG!
Magdalena Smolarska Photography
***London & Brighton based Portrait Photographer specialising in portrait for individuals & corporate headshots.