Tuesday, 10 March 2015

When is the best time to have family photoshoot?

Being a lifestyle photographer and shooting so much outside over the last 6 years, I have learned a lot of very useful information about flowers :) It's helpful to know it if you are considering booking a spring or summer family session and just not sure when is the best time. This information applies for a spring/summer family photo session around Bristol area because the timings are slightly different in other regions. Most of the flowers only last a couple of weeks, so you need to be quick!
1. Snowdrops. Middle of February - end of February- absolutely beautiful and gentle. It's still not too warm.

2. Daffodils. Middle of March - middle of April - bright and happy. Luckily it's a lot warmer by then, so a good chance for no jackets!

3. The most anticipated, arrive together with warmer weather - Bluebells! They don't last long, so be quick. I live to try to schedule mini session to give more people a chance to participate. Usually the second half of April.

Here you can see more bluebells images -
http://tamaratoveyphotography.blogspot.co.uk/2012/05/more-bluebells.html
http://tamaratoveyphotography.blogspot.co.uk/2012/04/family-mini-session-in-bluebells-in.html
http://tamaratoveyphotography.blogspot.co.uk/2011/04/bluebells.html

4. Pretty much at the same time as the bluebells, a lot of trees are blossoming, they make a stunning backdrop.
http://tamaratoveyphotography.blogspot.co.uk/2014/04/blossom.html
http://tamaratoveyphotography.blogspot.co.uk/2009/05/there-is-garden-in-every-childhood.html

4. Buttercups - oh, those are so lovely and bright!!!  And I happen to know a lovely place that looks like a sea of buttercups! Middle of May till end of May.
 

More images with buttercups -
http://tamaratoveyphotography.blogspot.co.uk/2014/05/blog-post.html
http://tamaratoveyphotography.blogspot.co.uk/2014/07/buttercup-dream.html
http://tamaratoveyphotography.blogspot.co.uk/2014/05/buttercup.html

5. Dandelions  - there are a lot at the end of April - beginning of May. Or the second half of May for the some fun with dandelion clock!

6. Daisies
The giant type :) The end of May - beginning of June.

I know it doesn't cover all the flowers, these are just the ones I have used as a backdrop. Please feel free to contact me on Tamara@tphotography.co.uk if you have any questions and don't forget to book your own spring session soon!

Tuesday, 3 February 2015

Winter Wonderland

So, it looks like it's the 2nd year without snow... Enough for children to forget what snow looks like! Thankfully there was a few minutes of snow, sadly it that hasn't been enough to set. However, there was one beautiful frosty morning. Looked almost as good as snow!



 







 



Tuesday, 13 January 2015

Dreaming of summer.

I know it's just January and it's still a few month till the nice weather, but I just can't wait till the summer is here again, but for now here is one of the summer sessions.
We have been so lucky with the beautiful overcast and managed to miss the rain. All the children have enjoyed running around and exploring after a long drive. It was my favourite type of a photosession where the kids just had fun and I have occasionally distracted them with my camera. I got completely carried away and came back with a huge amount of images.



















 












 
It's never too early to start planning your own family session, e-mail me tamara@tphotography.co.uk for more information.


 
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