A gift for our mum – a location photography shoot with the grandchildren

All the way across the world lives my only brother together with his wife, three children and lots of pets and animals.

As a surprise for our parents we decided on a photo shoot with all the grandchildren together for them.  We would then put the best images in an album and get them a large professionally framed image too.

It was during a family holiday at christmas just before a meal I spent a short amount of time with the kids having fun and taking various images of them around the huge garden.  Nan and granddad ended up in a few images too which was not planned but worked out perfectly.

I honestly cannot think of anything more special that my brother and I could have got for our parents as it is not often all the grandchildren are all together and their is nothing more special then children.

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If you are still deciding on what to surprise your mum or wife to this Mother’s day to show them how special they are why not consider a gift certificate for portraits either of the children or why not make it a day out and have mum in the portraits too or the whole family and the pets 🙂

And for those mums out there is does not hurt to give a hint.

Make mum happy with a thoughtful and easy gift.

A gift package will include a 1 hour family portrait session with a framed image.   It will take place at your home or a location nearby.  Gift certificates can be sent or collected.

A beautiful present for mum and dad| Family location photography

It was mum and dad’s golden wedding anniversary so Helen rounded up the siblings, partners and kids to join mum and dad for a location shoot in Purley.

It was early one weekend morning back in the summer when we all met up.  I enjoyed chatting to the ladies whilst waiting for everyone to arrive. The kids got to play with their cousins so we all felt relaxed before taking any photographs.

I love this type of photo shoot; three generations coming together and lots of adults and kids to photograph.

I find when you take a family somewhere out in the open you really get to capture the relationships between family members so much better than in studio conditions.  I think it is because we have more time, space, and being outdoors just makes us all more happy and relaxed.

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A surprise for mum | A family location shoot

This location shoot with three brothers and their families was a pleasure to photograph. It was a surprise for their mum’s birthday I honestly think there is nothing more precious to a person than their family – this would be a perfect gift for their mother.

I have known the family since I was fourteen years old that is a long time . I photographed the wedding of the lovely Gaynor and Tim so when I was asked to meet up with everyone again for a location shoot I was over the moon for two reasons: first of all, I love to photograph large families outdoors, and secondly I knew spending time with this family would definitely have me laughing whilst I worked.

We met up in my favourite place – the woods in Purley – one morning. This location is great as you have so many backgrounds in one small area.

I hope to continue to photograph happy occasions for this family over the years and I expect there will be many more for them.

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Andy and Thea’s wedding | Easthampstead Park Wedding Photography

Have I ever mentioned how much I love photographing weddings at Easthampstead Park in Wokingham? 🙂   What I love even more is how lucky I am to get to document the weddings of the most beautiful people.  Andy and Thea where amazing to work with and I enjoyed every moment of their wedding nearly as much as them.

Back in April this year Andy & Thea got married on a beautiful day surrounded by all their family and friends.

Below is lots of my favourites from their special day.

ALMA CREW - October 26, 2015 - 9:48 am

Wonderful wedding the background and happiness

Harry Richards - January 9, 2016 - 12:03 am

Beautiful twilight shots on the drive way

tina - January 12, 2016 - 11:49 am

Thank you Harry for your kind comment.

Easthampstead Park Wedding Photography | Wedding photographs taken in the past year

Over the years I  have photographed lots of weddings at Easthampstead Park in Wokingham Berkshire and am proud to one of their recommended suppliers.

Once a year I go through all the images I have taken at all the different weddings and choose my favourites.

Below are some of my favourites from the past twelve months.

Look forward to seeing all the wonderful staff at the wedding fair in January at Eastahmpstead Park.

Kriss Wayne - May 12, 2014 - 7:38 am

A perfect collection of quality images. Really, you did a great job with your camera. The focus towards the objects, sun orientation and the creativity easily reveals in those amazing pictures. Great Job and I really like all pictures, especially the cake.

tina - May 12, 2014 - 9:22 am

Thank you very much Kriss for your kind comments, much appreciated.