Friday evening 'photos and drinks' at Belair National Park - such a relaxed way to capture a family having fun together

The last three months of the year are usually very hectic - not only for me and my work - but for families everywhere, so it's great when a client can be creative with me to find a good time for everyone to schedule in a session. Late afternoon can be wonderful during daylight savings, so this family joined me at Belair National Park for a catch up, some kicks of the soccer ball, a picnic and few drinks, and a few photos thrown in...

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In between some kicks of the soccer ball and some snacks to energise, I started the shoot with some quick moments photographing each of the kids in short snippets, so they could warm up to me gently. The light was perfect and I loved the textured effect in the photo above – like a water colour.

These three kids clearly love each other and encouraging some cuddles created some beautiful images.

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Little Eliza was a cheeky, adorable delight to photograph. Here’s a shot of her creeping up on big brother Oscar who was having a few shots with ‘Dad’ Heath.

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Like most family shoots, not everyone needed to be in front of the camera all at the same time, so kids could scoot away from time to time for a play. I love this happy smile on Eliza as she snuggled in with her mum Erica.

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Some of my favourites were around the pine fort near the Adventure Playground… not because I love the structure in itself, but it’s a good neutral backdrop with some different layers for gathering a family in good light. Plenty of tickles and cuddles being out such gorgeous smiles from everyvogtblog8

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Thanks to Heath and Erica for having me do photos for you again. I think we’re up to four sessions! Not to mention the odd event. Look forward to more to come as the kids grow  x

 

 

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