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An Outdoor Photo Shoot for 1 person - gift idea

An Outdoor Photo Shoot for 1 person - gift idea


Individual person photo shoot on location

As much as I enjoy the creativity of photographing in the studio with everything to hand, I love photographing outdoor portraits on location in the Lake District too. It's a beautiful area with a variety of landscapes, ideal for portrait photography.

I offer outdoor lifestyle photo shoots for individuals, couples and families, and with plentiful space and natural features, my outdoor shoots are popular for anyone that wants their dogs and horses photographed too.

It’s always lovely to be commissioned for portrait photography 'just because'. Often the first professional photographs we have of ourselves as adults are when we get married, or have a family. I think it's important though to have portraits of ourselves at any age, to celebrate our lives as they are, and to look back on in years to come. That's where my outdoor photo shoots come in.

The photos I have shown here are of individuals rather than families or couples. Like all my portrait sessions, a portrait photo shoot for one person is available as a gift voucher and it makes a popular and unique gift for 18th, 21st, 30th and 40th birthdays or simply as a gift to yourself. 

I'm always scouting for suitable locations for my outdoor portrait photography and living on the edge of the Lake District there are plenty of great places to choose from. Within a short drive we have access to hills, lakes and woodland as well as several towns for more of an 'urban look'.

The images in this collection of portraits were all shot within the Lake District National Park. I love the variety of locations and what they offer. Bridges, stiles, walls, stairs and rustic looking doors can all enhance a photo and show the surrounding environment.

Collage of on-location photo shoot portraits by Paul Holland

I allow plenty of time for each of my shoots so your session is relaxed and unhurried, with as much direction as you need. Having this time means there is plenty of opportunity for me to achieve a variety of looks for you. I find that even just walking a very short distance from one location can present a lot of opportunities for a different set of photos.

Being outside, pets and animals such as dogs or horses can be included too.

Collage of outdoor portraits including horse and dog

Sometimes a location can suit being photographed in black and white. This is often the case when there are a lot of strong colours in the scene which can overpower the result I'm looking for. I always edit each individual image when I am converting to black and white so that the style I choose suits the image itself rather than having a 'one size fits all' approach to black and white conversion.

Black and white portraits by Paul Holland

Have you ever thought about having your own location portrait shoot in Windermere, Ambleside, Kendal or one of the many beauty spots nearby? Perhaps you are looking for a unique Lake District holiday activity? If so, or if you would like to buy a Lake District photo shoot as a gift for someone else, there are more detail and images in the online shop. Please contact the studio if you would like more information. If you are unfamiliar with the area I can always suggest suitable locations for your portrait photoshoot.

Occasionally 😉 we get rain in the Lake District and I wrote about portrait photos on rainy days in this article which looks at the options for both outdoor and studio photo shoots.


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