At Burnham Beeches, the fantastic autumnal colours are coming through and provided an opportune location for a family photoshoot. The weather was perfect as well, late afternoon sun and cloud. The sun gave the leaves a brilliant colour and great backdrop, although this made things from a technical stand point more challenging to avoid subjects being too much in the shade and contrasted out. Ruth-Anne’s family were great to work with as well being quite amenable to exploring areas off the main path, doing different things and in general having a fun time.
We didn’t actually get to our intended destination, an old hill fort, but took advantage of a number of locations that presented themselves as we walked in that direction.
A reflector helped in the early shots where I was using the 28-70mm lens, and there was more formal posing which meant a reflector could be used. However, the best shots (from my point of view anyway) developed when I had switched to my 70-200mm lens and I was able to capture the family interaction from more of a distance.
Oh and the fabulous hot chocolate afterwards at The Beeches Cafe was a definite welcome bonus to the day!