It seems a bit strange blogging about a winter shoot in the middle of May, but I’m in the process of catching up on all of my sessions, and the less-than-summery weather outside my window now, provided me with a gentle reminder…
Back in January, I was invited to the beautiful Wallington National Trust property in Northumberland to photograph three generations of a lovely family. The Wood Family have been visitors to Wallington for many years, and it is a place that is special to them. It’s not hard to see why – not only has it got a magical walled garden and splendid house amongst its charms, but there are also delightful walks through woodland and by the lakes, stamina-building play areas, places to do bushcraft, and a fun train station in the middle of the wood. It made the perfect setting for this family portrait session. And as it’s also one of my personal favourite places to visit, it made even more enjoyable!
Although it was an extremely cold morning (minus two degrees when I set off from home!), this certainly didn’t stop us having fun. I love being outdoors with families as it’s always so much easier to capture great relaxed and natural shots of everyone when they’re in an environment they’re comfortable in, especially with children.
Many thanks to the Wood Family for braving the cold and letting me capture some quality family moments together – it was a real pleasure x