The studio I use is Photovogue in Frinton so a fair distance from Braintree. I guess you all think using a studio is a breeze well it certainly is not. Photographing outside means I have learnt to deal with diverse lighting conditions I am used to telling my camera what to do . I occasionally use fill flash or off camera flash, but havent really had to deal with softbox,s and beauty dish,s and snoots.
Even with the use of a few props and a fan I found the environment cramped and rather then capturing fun natural images most images had to be posed.
It was difficult to fit everyone into the scene and to negotiate around wires and light stands to get a good angle on the people.
We tried to opt for some more fun images using high key and low key lighting
Again I struggled with space and fitting all 3 children in.
So you see I do have use of a studio if you prefer more formal posed portraits but if you want fun family photos that capture the true essence of your family then the great outdoors is by far the best