Yorkshire Family Portrait – by Scott Riley ©therileyshot Photography

It was lovely to meet such a happy family and after all of 2 minutes everybody was at ease and we were up and running with the shoot. We decided beforehand that we would try a few shots against a nice plain background, then a few out on the decking. Finally, I would try and capture some natural shots of the kids playing and having fun.
Martina and her family were all great and were really comfortable in front of the camera. There was a lot of Makka Pakka talk to raise a big smile from the little one and luckily my comedy content wasn’t needed, as the whole family bounced off each other to my relief.
It was really nice to meet Martina, Michael and the kids and hopefully I captured some memorable moments for the family to enjoy. If you are interested in Family portraits in Yorkshire or Manchester please email me at scott@therileyshot.com or click here for more info and pricing.


Family Portrait Yorkshire – The Riley Shot Photography, by Scott Riley

Kiss for my baby sister

Kiss for my baby sister

My main aim today was to get completely natural shots. I was under strict instruction that staged photos wouldn’t be allowed and that action/casual shots were the way forward.
With the sun shining, Poppy nice and comfy under the flowery umbrella and the 25 degree weather, I couldn’t ask for much more. We spent a few minutes getting ready and with my little helpers popping in for a kiss and a cuddle with Poppy every now and then it gave me chance to show them in a really natural way. My favourite style of photography is just to sit back and watch families be themselves and with kids you always have a fantastic opportunity to snap a unique view! After getting some great snaps of poppy in the sun she decided it was nap time, so I thought it’d be best to give her some rest and start taking some photos of the kids playing in the garden.
 Everybody knows the old cliché “a picture paints a 1000 words”, but I really believe it’s true. Watching the boys playing around in their own individual way, I was really happy to capture just how fun it is to be a kid.
Watching Harley ask to prop his toy car up on the chair and then take his screwdriver and wrench, crawl underneath the car and start to “fix” it, was priceless. I managed to capture him in full work mode and when he had sorted the Mini out, he moved onto the JCB. After taking a few more pictures we realised that he wasn’t fixing the tractor, just taking it apart piece by piece!
Everyone was having a great day and when all of the boys decided to have a go on the trampoline, it was time to try and get all three of them in an action. Earlier in the session I was told that parents were to stay behind the camera, but it was nice to capture the big kids having fun too.
All in all it was a great day and I’m happy I got take take some shots that really captured the moment, boys being boys and everyone enjoying the sun.
Next up I’m excited for my family shoot on Saturday in Halifax, and our holiday to Greece so keep an eye out for my best shots in 10 days time!