Great song by Blur.
And a great place for a family location shoot. Sometimes the simplest idea is the best. The kids love the park, it’s their familiar stomping ground and they quickly forget about the camera which is essential if you’re after documentary style photographs.
You might have a strong idea of the look or the types of shots you want and having a plan is always a great start – I’m a big fan of lists! But there is a tendency to overthink shoots.
Kids are always in the moment, they don’t have any preconceived ideas and they will often resist if they feel like they are being told what to do. Their natural instinct for free play is precisely what can make each shoot wonderfully unique. If they want to bring their toys, books, dress up’s then let them I say. I want to capture their personalities and this moment in time.