Essex Family Portrait Photography with Dominic, Jane & Tabitha
It’s great fun being a family portrait photographer. A few weeks ago I was commissioned to shoot some family portrait photographs for a family living at West Mersea in Essex. I have actually photographed Jane (mum) and Tabitha (daughter) before (see here) but this time they were joined by (dad) Dominic.
What they wanted were some outdoor shots of the family having fun together but also a few posed shots, semi formal shots where they would all sit and face towards the camera.
I understand that they (Dominic) had been decorating the lounge and they now wanted a nice big canvas print to put onto the feature wall as well as a number of prints for friends and family.
We started the shoot with a visit to an old harbour area of the island which was fantastic, rugged with lots of boats (new and old) and nice long costal paths. It was quite sunny but also very breezy which added to the outdoor rugged appearance – it also played havoc with Jane and Tabitha’s hair (and mine but that didn’t really matter).
We then moved on to what must be one of the most popular and most photographed areas of the island – the ‘beach huts’. Many costal resorts have beach huts but sadly many are a bit lack lustre, a bit run down and tired looking many in need of repair or a good coat of paint. However I have to say the ones at Mersea are some of the best I have ever seen! All in excellent condition and all recently painted in a range of complimentary colours and they all form one long continues line right on the sea front – very dramatic and well worth a visit.
They loved the photos and are in the process of ordering a number of large canvases and prints.
Here are a few shots from the day.
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Family Portrait Photography – Mersea Island – a selection of images
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