Big Birthday Family Party, Glasgow
I was invited to take photos at a big family birthday party in Glasgow at Sherbrooke Castle Hotel. I can divulge that it was a 'big' birthday but will keep the actual age of the lady in question secret – a lady never tells her age! It was a great night alongside a family full of love and fun.
The dining room booked for the party had been decorated by the family with lots of family photos spanning the generations and showing this lovely lady throughout her life. It was clear to me that I had been hired because this is a family who really value photography and photographs. Family photos capture little slices of time that will never happen again and can bring memories flooding back.
Prior to a birthday dinner the family gathered in one of the bar areas of the hotel. This gave everyone a good chance to socialise. It proved a great time for me to take candid shots as well as more formal group photos.
The next part of the evening consisted of taking some snaps of the family whilst they were eating.
Between courses the family all followed me outside for a large group portrait. This was the main reason I had been hired for the event - to take a large family portrait as a birthday present to the lady whose birthday it was. It was late evening and the light was starting to fail a little - so I had to use a high ISO on the photos and there were many head-swaps during this photo! 'Head swaps' are what they suggest - with so many people to photograph it's inevitable that there will be multiple shots needed to get at least one photo where each person is looking at the camera and smiling - then the process is to swap the heads around between photos so as many people as possible are looking good in each final photo.
Back inside for the next course and some parting photos…..
I am a Glasgow-based family photographer. For photoshoots I either visit my clients in their home or we can meet in the location of their choice. I shoot family photography sessions, as well as performance photography and food.