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REVIEW | Louise Pollitt Family Photo Shoot in Yorkshire

13th April 2019

Strike A Pose!

There’s nothing I like better than digging out old family photo albums and sitting down flicking through; laughing at the crap outfits and bad haircuts and reminiscing about the time you pushed the car up the driveway in your birthday suit (aged 3 I should add!) I love having framed photos around the house and quite frankly, this “cloud”  that we all trust to guard our treasured snapshots to scares me to death.  

From the second Lyla made her grand entrance into the world I’ve been taking photos of her every move. Matt not so much. Is it a woman thing to want to document every single moment? I’ve got photos of those two coming out of my ears – really lovely ones, off guard, natural, well angled. But pictures of me and Lyla together are like rocking horse droppings. I tell a lie – there are some blurred, unflattering, top of my head missing ones somewhere. Not worth printing out but at least they show I do exist!  

Our wedding photos are great and capture one of the best days of our lives but it’s a hectic whirlwind that whizzes past in the blink of an eye – making sure you’ve said hi to everyone and wondering where the hell those Yorkshire pudding canapés are that you keep seeing people shovelling in their mouths – and I had face ache by the time we got to the speeches 

So, when Louise invited us to go for a family photo shoot I “snapped” her hand off (get it?!). I wanted some outdoor pictures that weren’t too staged or false, which included all three of us together. Louise completely got what we were after and suggested a visit to Oakwell Hall Country Park to take the family shots and then back to her studio, which was 5 mins down the road, for Lyla to channel her inner Naomi Campbell and have a mini photo shoot.  

Family Photo Shoot

Wandering around the stunning woodland and grounds of Oakwell Hall with Louise was very informal and relaxed  half the time we didn’t even realise she was taking the photos. We chatted (whilst Lyla ran around staging her own shots much to our amusement) and even Matt who hates having his picture taken was loosening up and enjoying the experience. 

Family Photographer Yorkshire

Louise is really down to earth and immediately put us at ease and after 45 mins or so the family shoot was a rap and we drove the quick journey to Louise’s studio Stepping in was like entering an Aladdin’s cave of decorations, props and to Lyla’s delight a huge collection of glittery, sparkly accessories. It took all our strength to coax her back out of the studio to go home  – safe to say she LOVED it. 

A week later, we received a web link from Louise to go and view our images online and were thrilled with how they’d come out.  No half-shut eyes, everyone in focus and not one dodgy grin in sight! It might seem a bit narcissistic to some to arrange your own photo shoot but I honestly couldn’t recommend it enough. Yes, the holiday snaps transport us right back to our first trip abroad; the cake batter all over the kitchen ones remind us of the fun we had spending wet weekends indoors and the snowman building pics hark back to the week we had a few inches of the white stuff and all the schools closed.

Family Photographer Yorkshire

Those pictures are special, precious and can’t be recreated, but having a dozen professional ones is a really lovely way to celebrate you as a family and beautifully capture you all together in that moment of time. 

 

Louise offers a range of different photo shoots – newborn, family, milestones, cake smashes and has recently even had mans’ best friend in her studio! They say never to work with animals or children but Louise is a master of both! 

To find out more about the packages Louise offers you can visit:  www.louisepollittphotography.com 

WIN A FAMILY PHOTO SHOOT

Win a relaxed family photo shoot, based in Louise Pollitt Photography’s cosy studio in Birstall, or alternatively on location at the incredible Oakwell Hall in Birstall. The lucky winner will receive 10 digital images from the shoot to download via Louise’s online gallery.

All you have to go is LIKE Louise’s Facebook Page >> CLICK HERE

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(The prize is worth £150).

Family Photographer Yorkshire

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