Winter outdoor family photography session at Coulsdon Common {Coulsdon family photographer}

If your family love being outside and are willing to embrace the cold with some extra layers of clothing winter can be a magical time for outdoor photos. The light has a truly unique quality to it, filled with cooler but rich tones, while the sun is softer and hangs lower in the sky meaning you don’t need to get up with the birds or keep the kids up late for the best outdoor light.

I met this lovely family for outdoor family photography session at Coulsdon Common in Surrey’s North Downs. Fast becoming one of my favourite locations, Coulsdon Common offers a mosaic of grassland, scrub and woodland with loads of space for families to explore and some beautiful views across the Downs. The children were delighted with the touch of left over snow from the previous week. I won’t lie - it was pretty chilly but with a bit of running about and hill climbing we soon warmed up and as the light was so even I only really needed just over an hour to capture some lovely, natural portraits before it was time to head home.


Photo-a-day project 2019 {Carshalton photographer}

A personal project where I take a photo of my children, myself or anything else of significance to my family every day of January. This is my third January project and I’m hoping to extend it this year to cover 365 days.

Wish me luck!

February

January

Autumn family photo session {Surrey family photographer}

Autumn is my absolute favourite time of the year for capturing families enjoying themselves outdoors. The colours in our local parks are just spectacular at this time of the year and so I was so excited when this Carshalton family requested an outdoor family shoot at one of their favourite parks in Morden.

I must admit to doing a little happy dance upon meeting this gorgeous family for the first time. The colours and the textures of their outfits were just so perfect for the setting. I provide all my clients with a clothing guide before we meet as sometimes it’s difficult to know exactly what will work given the setting and this family absolutely nailed it.

We had a lovely relaxed wander around the park, stopping now and then to explore in the long grass and kick about some Autumn leaves. It was a wonderfully relaxed session and I’m so pleased with these images. Here are just a few of my favourites…


Family photography session at Mayfield Lavender {Family photographer, Carshalton}

It's always lovely when families get back in touch. I really enjoyed photographing this gorgeous family last year just after their second son was born and it was such a pleasure to meet them all again at the Mayfield Lavender Fields in Carshalton.

It really was the perfect morning for a lavender photo session. There was a little bit of cloud cover to protect us all from the harsh summer sun and because we began nice and early we pretty much had the lavender to ourselves for most of the session. Family photo sessions for me are all about having some fun and so after a couple of group shots it was time for running, tossing in the air and lavender hide-and-seek. The boys did so well and I can't praise mum enough for choosing such perfect outfits for them!

It was a pleasure to meet up with this family again at one of my favourite outdoor photography locations. I do hope to offer more lavender photo sessions next year so watch this space!