My favourite thing about shooting children’s portraits outdoors, is that we can truly focus on children’s innate desire to explore. We’re not constrained by the four walls of the studio and we can make the most of any season. Autumn is a particularly great time for lifestyle family photography, as it’s still mild enough to go for a proper explore, and the colours surrounding us are striking and intense. When the sun shines, it is low in the sky and has a sunset feel that translates really well through the lens. Everywhere you look, it is a triumph of yellows and reds and yellows. It is a great time to grab your favourite jumper and your favourite people, and be photographed having fun together!

Children’s Portraits in Hampshire

On the occasion of this family photo session in the early Autumn, we were able to take a long walk at one of my favourite locations, near Odiham in Hampshire. This is a familiar haunt for the M family. For our last photo session three years ago, we took a stroll along the Basingstoke Canal all the way to King John’s Castle. This time, with Finn being a bit older, we took things a step further and braved a splash in the charming little ford not far from the Castle. As you might expect, the boys LOVED this. We did try to keep things as dry and mud-free as possible…. for exactly five minutes 🙂

The boys loved this so much, they didn’t even mind the soggy, barefoot walk back to the car afterwards! I love the look of joy on their faces in this image.

children's portraits in the autumn

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I am a specialist newborn baby, children and family photographer based in Basingstoke and covering  Richmond, Winchester, Southampton, Reading, Newbury, Guildford, Farnham, London and cities and towns inbetween. My work is all about the simplicity and beauty of family love and connections. Find out more about my photo sessions at homein the studio or at a beautiful outdoor location near you; read about all the stunning ways you could display your family portraits, or simply contact me now to book your own, unforgettable family portrait experience.