Lifestyle Shoot at Alfrick nature with the Mace family by scott stockwell

I took photos of the Mace family a few months back now but what a lovely day we had. The shoot was held at Alfrick nature reserve which has a lovely trail to follow around the reserve, children love it! Beth also brought along her best friend Sophie the dog, they made a great team during the photoshoot striking poses together :)


Nature Reserve Lifestyle Shoot by scott stockwell

Recently I had the pleasure of meeting the Gardiner family for a lifestyle shoot at Alfrick nature reserve. The weather was on our side for the shoot and the boys had a really good time exploring the reserve. I always feel that its best to be outdoors for photos with children rather than in a studio, your 100% much more likely to capture the natural smiles that way :)

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I have uploaded a few photos from the shoot below :)

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Autumn Lifestyle Shoot by scott stockwell

Another lifestyle style shoot in the Autumn leaves. The Millward family originally travelled from Droitwich for a shoot at the Malvern Rose Banks, although due to unexpected bad weather we had to push it back a week. On a positive note we got a few nice photos at Malvern rose banks and  lots more at our second location at Vines park Droitwich.

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Father & Son Lifestyle Shoot by scott stockwell

I haven't blogged much of my work in a while so here is a lifestyle shoot I did recently at Malvern Winter Gardens.

I took photos of Tom & Jack nearly 2 years ago, Tom contacted me again for another shoot. Their both full of energy and help make the shoot really fun & easy :)

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Cosmopolitan by scott stockwell

I haven't posted since September and thought it was about time I shared this Cosmopolitan shot with you.

In case you don't know what a Cosmopolitan is, its a very popular Cocktail widely believed to be created in the 1970s. A good cosmopolitan will  usually contain Vodka, Triple sec (Cointreau), cranberry juice & freshly squeezed lime juice.

For the shot itself I set my camera up on a tripod with a 105mm  2.8 Macro Lens and took a few snaps. The first shots were for the background I wanted it dark with the christmas lights in the background not to bright. Once I had the background how I wanted it, I set up my SB700 flash, budget £5 umbrella and £10 light stand facing 45* over the cocktail. I used wireless triggers to trigger the flash and played with the flashes power output for a while until the Cocktail was nicely lit up. I then shifted my lens into manual focus and made sure the Lime twist in the cocktail glass was in perfect focus.

Picture was taken at the Colwall Park Hotel which I think was used online to promote their cocktail night. I have also added a picture of what the setup looked like. As you can see space was limited  and the shot barley missed the beer pumps on either side. Hope you like.

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Lifestyle shoot Matthew, Libby and Daniel by scott stockwell

Some shots here from a location lifestyle shoot I did at Alfrick nature reserve about a week ago.

I always try shoot family's away from a studio and on a location because it adds such a nice natural light. Most of the Images were shot with my 105mm macro 2.8 and sigma 35mm 1.4 which are both sooo sharp.

Hope you like a few of the images I have uploaded please feel free to comment/critique and please support me by liking the Facebook page :)


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