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During the summer I was contacted by Amelia who lives in Brazil where she runs the cutest boutique hotel (it’s joined my bucket list!). Her sister was studying at Loughborough university and was turning 21. The family wanted a family portrait session to mark the occasion with friends and family travelling from Paris, Brazil and Berkshire. They’d booked The Priesthouse’s Gatehouse in Castle Donington. The location was amazing - the gatehouse had a beautiful covered terrace where the light was just so pretty! A short walk brought us to the grounds of Donington Hall which I didn’t even know existed… there was cherry blossom, imposing architecture and a family that was just so happy in each other’s company it made for a really relaxed session with lots of chatter and laughter!
The ladies had their hair styled by Marie and makeup by Kaye. I’m sure you will agree that both girls made the already beautiful ladies even more so.
I mustn’t forget Leo - Leo was the little French Bulldog - ridiculously cute.
It was such a fun way to spend a Wednesday afternoon!
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Just over a year ago I announced that I had obtained permission to use a fantastic new location for my photoshoots. I was going to say that it is my favourite place to photograph families but I’m torn as that might be Beacon Hill? Tough call. Anyway, I’m spoilt rotten because the area surrounding Loughborough is totally amazing.
I have spent many hours at Whatton Gardens this year and no matter what the time of year it is just breathtaking.
Caroline contacted me because her mum was coming up to a milestone birthday and she wanted to surprise her with some portraits of the grandchildren. We discussed a number of locations but settled on Whatton Gardens because it tends to be very quiet and there is a huge variety of landscapes allowing for a varied gallery. It also reminds me of the secret garden (Frances Hodgson Burnett) because there are lots of small gardens within the grounds, all different and so exciting for the little ones to explore - the look of delight on their faces as they discover the roses or the terracotta soldiers is priceless!
I love it when there are big cousins at the shoot - Stanley clearly worshipped his older cousin Lewie, and was so excited to be photographed with him - I also found that having the youngsters around made Lewie relax into the session ensuring that Claire got some rare photos of her son who would have probably preferred not to have been in front of a lens!
Anyway, Caroline & Claire’s mum was delighted with the photos and was stuck with the difficult decision of what was going to go on the wall!
My next available weekend Photoshoot is on the morning of Saturday 24th November. Please visit my website for more information.
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During our communications, I may ask you to provide me with certain personally identifiable information that can be used to contact or identify you. Personally identifiable ("Personal Information") includes your name, address, names and relationships of family members that you would like me to photograph, names and ages of your children (and pets, if included in the photography). In order that I may conduct business with you I will also require a contact telephone number, email address, information regarding how you came to find me, details of any other clients that you may have referred to me and I will of course, hold photographs of you and those present at your photoshoot.
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