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Family Photography



Hi, I'm Steve May, a Cheshire Wedding Photographer, and this is my second post on my blog.

Outside of wedding photography, photographing my family and those of my friends has occupied a lot of my spare time, when you have a four year old daughter it is very hard to put the camera down.

In the coming weeks I will be adding another gallery to my Portfolio as I advertise family photography on a professional basis.

With wedding photography, or photography in general, I am a great fan of using available light. I own a raft of lighting equipment, but wherever I have the choice, I’ll use available light.

The picture above was photographed in a small lounge, no complicated lighting set up, just the light from the window which was facing the mother and daughter. I could have used a softbox, but they don’t make them as big as this window. The window provided beautiful, soft, wrap around light and gave a lovely natural catch light in the eyes.






The direction of the light was important to me in this photograph. The background too is important, but this could have been a neutral coloured wall or a lastolite collapsible background, anything neutral.



I am a Cheshire Wedding Photographer, for any further information please do not hesitate to get in touch with me via the details on the Contacts page.

Back to blog Published April 26 2013