As soon as I booked this family photography session I began to feel really excited. Not only do I love photographing families in the great outdoors but they asked me if I would photograph them at what had been their wedding venue a few years earlier – The beautiful Grims Dyke Hotel at Harrow Weald. The hotel is a great place to visit to enjoy some afternoon tea and a walk in the gardens. If you ever get the chance to visit, it really is a lovely setting to while away an afternoon. It has even featured in a few tv shows (Dr Who) and movies (including one of my favourites – Sliding Doors).
Halfway through the session we moved from the gardens into the woods. A change of clothes for a different look and the autumnal delights of golden leaves, pinecones and horse-chestnut shells made for some lovely images in the great outdoors. Here is the preview slideshow I made followed by some of my favourites from the session.