Jersey photographer: family photoshoot at Ouaisne Bay

Did you know that Jersey is the sunniest place in the British Isles?

Which is great news if you are an outdoor family photographer, like me.

That’s not to say though that Mother Nature can’t still throw a few curveballs my way!


Jersey photographer - family photoshoot at Ouaisne Bay

This family photoshoot was due to take place on the north coast of Jersey on a warm summer’s day in late August. However on the evening of the photoshoot I got a tip off that the north coast was shrouded in thick sea fog (whilst we still had bright sunshine in the south!), so thanks to the family being flexible we were able to chase the sun and change photoshoot location at the last moment.

We changed tack to Ouaisne Bay in the south. To our dismay the sea fog was starting to creep over the horizon, but we decided to go for it all the same. It ended up creating this soft ethereal light which was soooo gorgeous to photograph, and although we had to work fast to catch the fading light, we got the shots we needed.

I have become a little obsessed with the weather as a family photographer in Jersey - often checking up to four forecasts on the day, just to be sure! The weather in Jersey can change at a moment’s notice, and can be quite varied between the different coasts.

I love the warmth of shoots in the sunshine, the vibrant colours of shoots on cloudy days, and the movement of shoots on windy days. Rain however … we reschedule :-) And now sea fog? - well, if there’s still a bit of sunshine peeping through, I love it!

With thanks to this sweet little family for being so flexible on the evening, and for letting me share my work. Enjoy a few highlights from their gallery :-)

Jersey photographer - girl on daddy's shoulder at Ouaisne
Jersey photographer - baby in mum's arms at Ouaisne
Jersey photographer - natural family photograph
Jersey photographer - father snuggling baby at beach
Jersey family photographer - mother and baby in heather flowers
Jersey family photographer - family at Ouaisne Bay
Jersey photographer - baby in mum's arms at Ouaisne Bay
Jersey photographer - baby studying his toes
Jersey photographer - girl running on beach
Jersey photographer - baby laughing in mother's arms
Jersey photographer - girl blowing raspberries on her daddy
Jersey photographer - girl smiling on her daddy's shoulders
Jersey photographer - mum cradling baby amongst heather
Jersey photographer - 3 year old girl at Ouaisne Bay
Jersey photographer - toddler hugging her daddy
Jersey photograher - mother smiling with baby at Ouaisne
Jersey photographer - girl sucking her fingers in daddy's arms
Jersey photographer - family cuddling at Ouaisne Bay

If you would like to capture your family giggling, smiling and running amok, whatever the weather, I’d love to hear from you!

Rachel HughesComment