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Family Photography In Oxford.

Picnic Mini Shoots have launched, 3rd August 2024 at Wallingford Castle Gardens!




I've been wanting to do more picnic styles shoots, since I photographed Jack And Chloe's Engagement shoot last year (photos at the end.)


So I ran a giveaway on facebook and instagram. With the plan to find a family who is happy to have a free photoshoot in exchange for dressing on theme, and baring with me, while I tried out a new set up.


Family Photography In Oxford

Sophie, Tom and their boys, who won my photoshoot giveaway and I'm so thankful to them. Sophie and her family were effectively my guinea pigs. It was amazing to see my vision come to life and I'm so pleased with how the photos turned out, it went even better than I imagined.

 

Since moving here 2 years ago I have found so many great locations for family photography in Oxford, but Wallingford Castle Gardens might be my favourite yet!


The Photos!


We started off with Mum, Dad and the kids sitting together on the picnic blanket to get some lovely family photos. Pleases note that, in order to give the children some privacy online, I will not be using their names throughout this blog post.

 

Children of their age often lose focus quite quickly and struggle to stay still for the more posed shots so i always start with photos of the whole family.


Then, as the boys started to lose their concentration, we played some games, where they could run around and have fun, while I snapped away.


Family Photography In Oxford

Family Photography In Oxford
Family Photography In Oxford


Next we set up the blanket again, this time in the shade, as it was getting pretty hot.

 

We asked the boys to sit together and made jokes (about smelly bums and poo) to get some lovely natural smiles. If it works, it works!!


Family Photography In Oxford

Family Photography In Oxford
Family Photography In Oxford

When it comes to family photoshoots, they are always going to be a bit chaotic, my goal is to embrace the chaos, so the kids have fun and the parents can feel relaxed.

A good tactic to keep kids happy is to bring some sweets for some gentle bribery. These two were also promised an ice lolly after their session.


Family Photography In Oxford

I picked up this rocking horse from somebody on Facebook, a few months ago and I'm so pleased I did, because it was the perfect new activity when the smaller child was getting frustrated, and we got some really cute photos!


Family Photography In Oxford
Family Photography In Oxford

Family Photography in Oxford

Family Photography In Oxford
Family Photography In Oxford

Sophie's family photos look really cohesive, because of the outfits they are wearing. If you'd like to achieve a similar look for your family shoot in Oxford, go for complimentary colours and earthy tones, avoiding really dark colours like black and navy blue.


Family Photography In Oxford

Family Photography In Oxford
Family Photography In Oxford








Thanks again, to Sophie and her family, it was lovely to meet you all!


Booking Information for family photography in Oxford


If you're interesting in having some similar photos of your family please click the book now button below or email me, natasha@natashajames.co


The next and final picnic mini sessions this year will take place on Saturday 3rd August in Wallingford Castle Gardens in Oxford.


If you're interested in booking a seperate family photoshoot in Oxford or beyond please get in touch via email.


What is a Mini Shoot?


Mini shoots are a convenient alternative to a traditional photo session. Simply select your preferred 20 minute time slot and come along to a shoot that has been planned and styled for you.

 

My picnic mini's are perfect for individuals, couples and families. (Unfortunately dogs aren't permitted at this location)


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Chloe and Jack's Engagement Photos
Engagement photography in Oxford
Chloe and Jack's Engagement Photos

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Individuals are always welcome
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How much do mini shoots cost?


My shoots are £95 for a 20 minute shoot and 5 high resolution digital photographs.

 

After our shoot you will view all of your photos on a personal online gallery and choose your favourite 5 images. You will also have the option to purchase extra photos for £20 per photo or the whole gallery for £200.

 

If you'd like more information please get in touch, through the link below https://www.natashajames.co/about



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