Ryan and Ethan's Outdoor Portrait session at Cotehele, Cornwall
It was a fun filled children outdoor portrait session at Cotehele, a beautiful national trust site bursting with character and beautiful features and locations, to have some truly super outdoor portraits. I often travel down to Cotehele with my little boys and they absolutely love to run around and explore this beautiful part of Cornwall.
It really was a pleasure to be asked by Ethan and Ryan's mum to create some stunning portraits of them while we went for a walk around Cotehele Quay and woods. The boys definitely had a great time exploring, climbing and racing as you can see from their portraits below. After having a good play at Cotehele we headed back to St Mellion and had a stroll by the golf course which is a favourite place for the boys to come for a walk and play.
I always try to keep my outdoor photography portraits as informal as possible, trying to capture their true personalities through documenting them playing or engaging with the surroundings, as I feel they are more relaxed and you capture their true personalities, I do pose a few portraits where I see a nice background and the children I feel will play ball, but keeping it nice and relaxed really does help to capture who they really are.
My favourite images from this session has to be them looking through the brown barn doors, it makes you wonder whats inside and captures how inquisitive and exploitive little boys are.
We truly are blessed, as having locations such as Cotehele close by, really helps when your an outdoor kids portrait photographer, as these stunning locations provide breathtaking backdrops to take portraits with, and provide so many different places of interest which creates great variety in my images but also keeps the children occupied and wanting to explore. So I really am lucky to be a Plymouth based Photographer and have beautiful locations in both Devon and Cornwall.
I hope you have enjoyed reading through this blog, it really was a pleasure to document these special memories, Please feel free to leave a comment below and if you would like me to document your lovely family and give you some precious memories to look back on, please do get in touch.