Dear Mummy, usually you are behind the camera taking photos but recently we posed as a family for Stephanie Warne, a leading professional family photographer based in Portsmouth, Hampshire. This was the same weekend we went deep into the New Forest.
We had only chatted with Steph via email so when we met her in person at the edge of the woods she was warm and approachable. Her manner put us all at ease and my folks chatted with her like they had been friends for years. I felt comfortable posing for her and she also captured some shots without me knowing. Sometimes the more natural shots are the best.
She came well prepared, even for the rain and our surroundings and brought a blanket for my folks to sit on. We explored the tall trees trail and my folks felt happy for her to choose the backgrounds and location of the shots. We’ve include only a few of the photo shoot to show you the essence of her fabulous work!
A family photoshoot package is £120 and includes 5 high-resolution digital photographs which the costumer can choose from the client area of her website. Additional image prints start from £30 and digital images are £20 each. We couldn’t pick our top five shots as they were all amazing and we were really happy especially with some of the black and white versions which are beautiful printed out (web doesn’t do them justice!)
My folks were impressed about how Steph handled a crazy 4-year-old like me and she was always in control by being firm but friendly offering easy explanation for where she wanted us to be placed for the best light and optimal photos. It was lovely getting out in the fresh air and exploring the woods and half the time I forgot she was there following and taking photos.
We really do think she’s captured my cheekiness and anyone that knows me agrees! Steph only charges a small travel fee for sessions 20 miles or further from Portsmouth and within Hampshire there are some fabulous locations. From windswept beaches like West Wittering, grand castle ruins in Portchester and rural areas of the New Forest there is plenty of settings to choose from. Imagine a shoot within the lush Bluebells in Micheldever or the beautiful daffodils and rhododendrons of Exbury Gardens. We really are spoilt for choice in Hampshire.
So this New Year why not update your family photographs with an outdoor session with Stephanie Warne, they make a real change from the standard studio shots and are a real experience in themselves.
What do you think of our photo shoot photos?
Love Bella x
Disclosure: We were offered a free photo shoot with Stephanie Warne Photography, all opinions are our own.