Last week I did a family portrait shoot in Knighton Park, Leicester. The choice was a shoot in the warmth of the home or outside amongst the trees and golden leaves of Knighton Park. The rain held off long enough for us to venture outdoors, and we grabbed some amazing photos during the 2 hour session. The vivid yellows, golds and brown colours were an ideal backdrop for an autumn shoot and we had a lovely relaxed walk through the park as a bonus.
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I had a free Sunday last weekend so took the kids out to Swithland Wood on the edge of Charnwood forest in Leicestershire to scout for new portrait locations for the Autumn season. It was a fantastic day with no rain and a comfortable temperature. Swithland Wood is well covered with large tree canopies which really softens the light as it comes through the top down to the floor level. With the lovely yellow and red colours from the fallen leaves on the ground there was plenty of photo opportunites every few yards.
I brought my lighting stand and shoot through brolly for some off camera flash with my SB800 flahsgun to help the photos come to life. My eldest daughter Bethany is now wise to me and my camera so rarely smiles when the lens is pointed in her direction, but I managed to capture this moment towards the end of the shoot which really made my day.
Autumn gives another great photo opportunity for portraits. On the way back from the Leicester Marathon I got my children to play in the leaves in Victoria Park for a while. It gave them the chance to burn off some energy and allowed me time to get a few shots for my walls. The golden colours of Autumn really give photos a good kick.
Saturday 27th September 2008 was the wedding of Neil and Marie. The ceremony was held at All Saints Church, Thurcaston, Leicester and the reception at Ansty Hall in Warwickshire. The Autumn weather was extremely kind to us all. The light was superb, the rain was nowhere to be seen and the fallen leaves added that extra special something to the day. With the assistance of David and Kerry we got a fantastic set of images for the album.
Now that Autumn has arrived with its typical wet and windy weather it’s time to start thinking about getting some great family sessions and stylish 1-on-1 urban portrait shoots booked. There is no need to hibernate until next year. Strong colourful images will brighten up any living room wall during these darkening nights and will last a lifetime. A family session or individual urban shoot will look great with softer lighting from overcast skies and the wearing of hats, scarfes and jumpers.
Paul Hurst Photography is now offering a 1hour family session and 2 hour individual urban shoot in Leicester for just £75, which includes a framed 5″x7″ picture of your choice from the shoot. Images from the shoot can be viewed and selected online. Fantastic looking albums, frames, acrylic and box frames are all available at low prices to show off your images. Visit Paul Hurst Photography now or call 07810 693231 to book your Leicester family or urban shoot.