Outdoor Kids | Family Photographer Renfrewshire | Family Photographer Glasgow

If you follow me on FB, Instagram or read this blog, you'll know that I love very simple studio set-ups. For indoor work, I concentrate on neutral colour schemes and simplicity, thats my style.

However, take me outside and I'm all about colours, textures and pretty foliage as backdrops. This style of photography is perfect for photographing the older children that I work with. 

Every year I run 'Outdoor Kids' sessions in the Renfrewshire area. They are always a blast and 9 years in I'm still loving them completely.

The summer sessions have been and gone for this year, however don't fret if you missed out because I'll probably add some late Autumn early Winter sessions later in the year.

Due to popularity, I operate a waiting list for these sessions so drop me a note via the contact form if you want to be added to the list for first refusal. 

Much love

JVP

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Outdoor Kids | Renfrewshire Photographer

Do you remember the late summer, when the days were long and the sun was still shining? They may seem like a distant memory now, but I can assure you that they happened, there were a few and I have the images to prove it.

I always seem to be so lucky with my Outdoor Kids, on location photo shoots, in all the years I've been doing them I've only had to cancel once, I'd say thats quite something when you live and work in Scotland, where our weather isn't always kind. 

This session was one of my favourites from this year, three GORGEOUS kids in lovely low sun on a lovely end of summer/early autum day. It was perfect, even if we did have to 'contain' the littlest for some of our shots. ;) 

Outdoor Kids runs every year, there is a waiting list for slots as it ALWAYS sells out, usually before going on general release. So, if you want to find out when the next sessions are running, please head over the contact session and drop me a note. I'll add you to the list and you'll get first refusal when I have dates arranged.

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Renfrewshire Photographer - Outdoor Kids 2017

So, every year I plan to blog every session of every week of every month, but hey! who needs silly plans like that anyway? As usual, its nearly the end of Summer and I haven't blogged anything for months! So, here I go playing catch up (which wont last long, as I'm just heading into my busiest months of the year) but, I can dream, right?

As many of you who follow me on Facebook will know, I've been shooting a lot of 'Outdoor Kids' sessions this year. Back when I started them (9 years ago!!) I only did summer sessions, but as the years have gone on, they've become so popular that I've had to add additional dates throughout my calendar and now I'm shooting them pretty much all year round. 

The summer sessions are just about to come to a close, with the last lot due to take place in a couple of weeks time. After that, it will be warm woolies and wellie boots as we head into Autumn/Winter season. I can't wait, but for now, I'll leave you with this session from summer 2017, when the weather stayed right on our side for an amazing day of photography in Renfrewshire.

If you would like to be added to the waiting list for my next Outdoor Kids sessions. Please fill in your details on the Contact form of this website. Thank you. 

 

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Family Photographer | Glasgow - Autumn Sessions

Isn't Autumn wonderful? Its definitely one of my favourite times for an Outdoor  Photo-shoot. The colours are so bright and rich and vibrant, and the light is low and dreamy which always leads to beautiful shots. 

Many people over look this time of year for booking outdoor sessions with me, because they feel that they've missed the best of the weather, however this year we were spoiled with a lovely, mild and dry few months... The dry bit is kind of unheard of in Glasgow, at any time of the year, never mind later on, so believe me when I say that I took full advantage! :) 

2016 was my busiest yet for outdoor work in autumn, so I have lot's of great sessions to share with you... I really am going to try harder with blogging in 2017... I promise! :) 

 All of the sessions took place in various locations around Glasgow, Paisley and surrounding areas.. I visited some old favourite spots, like Barshaw Park in Paisley and the West End of Glasgow, and found some new ones, like this session which took place close to home for me, in Renfrewshire.

This group of cuties are cousins who were amazing to photograph; there was lots of carry on and laughter from start to finish which meant that not only did we all have a great time, but we also got great shots too. Win, win!

My Outdoor Sessions will be starting again early in this new year, and as usual will take place in Glasgow and surrounding areas. Keep your eyes peeled for availability if you'd like to come along to have your children photographed by me,  or if you prefer to be cosy and stay indoors, studio sessions are well underway. Get in touch if you would like me to capture your memories. It would be my honour.

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Childrens' Photographer | Glasgow

What is it about a portrait session that makes our children turn into crazy, carry on, awkward versions of themselves? You've got such high hopes before you arrive, you've invested financially, not only in my skills as a photographer, but also in outfits and styling so that everything is just perfect for the day. You've invested emotionally in how you want the session to go and how you want the finished images to look and you've  planned exactly where they'll go in the home. 

The kids are prepped (bribed) and they've promised to be on the best behaviour and smile nicely for the lady with the camera, and then you arrive and all the careful planning and prep goes right out the window, along with the promises of treats for doing as their told! Your stress levels rise and you grit your teeth while you try to calmly get the kids to cooperate.... Believe me when I say that you are not alone,  it happens nearly every  time, but here's the thing...  I've got this! I've been here before, too many times to remember. A photo shoot is exciting for kids, and even the ones who don't seem up for it will carry on and act up for the camera, its what kids do. And here's the other thing, I want them to act up, I want to see their personalities and hear their belly laughs and capture them being kids. Isn't that why you book me in the first place? So that together, we can capture the magic of these phenomemal little people of yours, so that in years to come you can look back on your images and remember how it felt to watch your children be children in the late summer sun, to remember the sounds of their laughter and jokes and their squeals  of sheer delight.

That's what it's all about for me. The perfect photo shoot isn't just about me knowing the technicalities of how to use a camera, or how to use the light, or style a session, or pose a subject. It's about being able to capture a little bit of both. Its about knowing when to laugh and carry on and capture the moments as the happen and its about knowing exactly when is the right time to slow things down and get some beautifully posed shots. Its about being able to engage with my subjects and let them be as crazy and wild or a shy and awkward as they want to be,  so that I can leave you with images that make you feel something, images that make you physically react when you see them, images that will be treasured for now until forever.

So, if you walk away from your shoot thinking that your kids weren't perfect, please believe me when I say that they were. And when you walk away from your shoot thinking that we probably didn't get any good shots, please believe me when I say that we definitely did... You might even struggle to choose your favourites, because they're your beautiful kids, with their own unique personalities and that is just perfect! 

* All of my Outdoor Photography takes place in Renfrewshire and surrounding areas. I shoot regularly in Paisley, Glasgow West End, Glasgow city centre and some more rural areas such as Kilbarchan, Kilmacolm, Bridge of Weir and Lochwinnoch. Please get in touch if you would like to discuss a session for your family

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