This was a really fun family event photography shoot where I was asked to capture a few family pictures of five siblings together for a surprise birthday party. The client had asked for one photo of the five of them together. I could have shown up at the venue near Bristol, got the shot and delivered, but there was an interesting story to the event so I suggested we try to capture the story around it.
The birthday girl thought she was going to lunch with her sister. What she didn't know was that there was not only a surprise birthday party waiting for her, but that the members of the party were her other siblings who had flown down from Scotland just for the occasion; the first time they've all been together in many, many years!
Family event photography is becoming more and more popular as a gift idea or as a way to preserve memories for not only significant family events, but everyday activities as well. Smartphone cameras are great and convenient, don't get me wrong, but you don't want to end up 20 years from now wishing you had gotten out from behind the camera (advice I take on board with my family too!).