5 Top Places To Have Your Family Photographs Taken

July 07, 2017  •  Leave a Comment

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Are you thinking about having family photographs taken over the summer?  You may have already chosen your portrait photographer but maybe struggling with where you might have them done?  Let's be honest, you don't want to end up with some boring family stock photo on your wall.  Let me encourage you to think beyond the confines of a studio, because if you're choosing a lifestyle photographer, like me, then location is going to be super important.  

There are a two reasons I think it's important we think about the location we have portraits taken.  Firstly, we spend our time living life and gaining experiences at different places.  They are personal and we form bonds, make memories and live life.   Secondly, it embeds your story in a place.  A white or black background gives no sense of place beyond a photographic studio.  When you photos are printed and displayed, place and person combine and create a more powerful narrative.

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These places might be obvious.  Some might stimulate broader thinking.  My top 5 family-friendly places to go for your family photography session are...

  1. Home.  Often overlooked, the home space is where we feel safe, it’s where families grow and thrive and where a lot of core stories form.
  2. Park or greenspace.  From wide grassy fields to play equipment or fountains, parks are special places where we play and be ourselves.  Kids LOVE them.
  3. The beach.  Sandcastles, rock pools, waves and lighthouses...what's not to like?  Ready this great post about fantastic beaches in the UK you might not have heard about.
  4. The mountains.  Are you a family that loves the hiking in the great outdoors?  My family and I enjoy hiking in the Peak District.  Where's your favourite place to hike?  Why not think about your favourite mountain, trail or track as a possibility?
  5. Restaurant or coffee shop.  Sometimes we have places that we go back to again and again.  Food and drink is an important part of our social story, so why not visit your favourite haunt?  We'll definitely need to get permission to shoot here though!

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You've got the people, now let's get the place chosen and we can have a grand adventure and tell stories like they should be told, full of colour, vibrancy and life.

Don't forget we've got a special offer on up until the end of August 2017, subject to availability.  Read more about our offer here on an earlier blog post.

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No two stories are the same.  Each one is as unique as the people that make up the family.  Celebrate everything that family is about and tell your visual story so that in years to come you can pass the story on and look back with joy on the journey.

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Matthew Couper Photography, capturing life as it happens.  Please do contact us if you'd like to find out more or make a booking.  Additionally why not Google 'Matthew Couper Photography' if you live in Stockport, Greater Manchester or Cheshire.


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