15.03.19 blog post - Birthday Party Family Photography, Edinburgh - Kate Curry Photography


Birthday Party Family Photography, Edinburgh

I was asked to take photos at a fabulous birthday party in Edinburgh. The family all gathered in a really lovely central Edinburgh holiday rental townhouse. Dressed in their finest clothing they invited me along to help capture a joint 70th birthday and a 40th birthday party. 

I started taking photos with this fun duo - the grandchildren. There were three generations at this party. 

It was really obvious that this fun family were very close with each other - the grandchildren only too willing to have photos taken with some of their favourite family members. Asking the family to lean in close to each other coveys the closeness they feel. 

The main objective I was asked for was to supply lots of formal portraits for this family who had travelled from both Alnwick and London to meet up in Edinburgh. It was just before Christmas and meeting up in Edinburgh meant that they also got to explore the Christmas market and see Edinburgh in all its pre-Christmas beauty.

It made sense to pose the family in a number of different areas of the house to get variety in the photos.

I was really lucky that both kids were naturals in front of the camera. They were both very willing to have their photos taken and to pose together. In this photo I asked the parents to tickle their children. This leant itself so nicely to this family who were already full of happiness at coming together for this special celebration. It meant that I got some lovely natural photos.

So once you find a technique that works - keep using it! Frequently after the formal posed photo I would say 'And tickle the kids'. I am happy to say that this kept on working throughout the photoshoot.

Once the formal shots had been taken we moved upstairs to where food, birthday cakes and gifts had been set up. Here I took some natural photos of the family celebrating together.

These fun treats sat alongside another birthday cake shaped like a golf course - to celebrate the 70th birthday in the family.

About Me

I am a Glasgow-based family photographer who also works in Edinburgh. For photoshoots I either visit you in your home or we can meet in the location of your choice. I enjoy 'lifestyle' shoots. But that doesn't mean that posed portraits aren't also possible and I enjoy providing a mix. If you are interested in finding out more about booking a session please either email me (info@katecurryphotography.co.uk) or contact me through my website. For information see my price list or for more photos see galleries.

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