Daylesford Farm

This morning I took a trip out to Daylesford Farm in the Cotswolds for a 60 minute family photo shoot with Lilian, David and their daughter - five year old Chloe. They had been on holiday over here and were flying back to Singapore tonight!

If you've not been to Daylesford before, I can certainly recommend a visit to this award winning organic farm. The pleasure of being able to wander freely around this working farm is fantastic but there's also stunning accommodation on site, a cookery school, beautiful farm shop and super smart cafe/restaurant. 

We spent a very enjoyable 60 minutes casually walking around the farm, eager to discover what treasures were waiting for us around the next corner! We were never disappointed! The onion polytunnel was a favourite of mine and Chloe enjoyed picking apples off the apple trees and juggling with them! 

As with all my photo shoots, it was very relaxed and informal. There's never any pressure to perform in front of the camera. It's about capturing beautiful, natural photos of your family. If you would like to book  something similar or would like to find out more then get in touch using my contact page or give me a call on 07983 465414. I'd love to hear from you! 

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Real Flower Petal Co.

Last Saturday I joined Christine and her family at Wick Manor Estate. Every year for just two weekends in July, they open their delphinium fields to the public. It's every photographer's dream to work on location somewhere as beautiful as this and the pressure to do it justice increases ten fold! Naturally, I've been looking forward to this photo shoot ever since Christine contacted me a few months ago off the back of her daughter Belle's cake smash photo shoot in March, (click here to view the photos from that shoot).

The weather for Saturday's shoot was perfect. The grey skies made the colours of the delphiniums even more vivid than they already were and created a very soft, flattering light. Belle and her older brother had so much fun slinking around the long, flower covered fronds.

If you would like to book a similar on location photo shoot then I'd love to hear from you. Shoots can be anything from 30 minutes to a couple of hours. I travel far and wide so if there's a special place that means a lot to you and your family, chances are we can do the shoot there! All digital files are included, as is professional editing and post production. Feel free to give me a call on 07983 465414 or get in touch using my contact page. Thanks!

Barnwood Arboretum

Yesterday I headed across to beautiful Barnwood Arboretum in Gloucester for a fun family photo shoot with the very smiley Surana and her Mum and Dad! 

I love it at Barnwood and have done quite a few photo shoots there now. It's a bit of a hidden gem. Never busy but with stunning specimen trees, a river teaming with hungry ducks and oodles of space for kids to run around and have heaps of fun!

If you would like to book something similar then I'd love to hear from you. Digital files are included in the cost of the photo shoot, with mini park shoots just £50. You can get in touch using my contact page or give me a call on 07983 465414. Thanks!

Photo Shoot @ Hulberts Farm

Last Tuesday evening I popped down to Sara and Andrew's farm in Swindon Village, Cheltenham to photograph their many children and animals!

I've got to know Sara quite well - she supplies me with all my chickens and feed, through their family business Hulberts Country Feeds. If you keep poultry or want delicious free range, fresh, local eggs, pop down and visit Sara, she's extremely welcoming.

It was great to meet Sara and Andrew's children - Perdi, Ellie and Charlie. They were extremely entertaining and clearly love living on the farm, enjoying all the benefits it has to offer.

I also met a couple of their pet pekin bantams, a rather humorous and hard to catch turkey, two ferrets called Hob and Gill (!) and a very cute labrador puppy!

This shoot was great fun. It highlights how it's not about trying to get all the children to look at me and smile, but about capturing their personalities within the shot. As Sara put it herself, with reference to the black and white photos of the children in the barn, "Perdi is a good girl, stand nicely and look at the camera, Charlie is mischievous and never does what he's told and Elie is just a loon!"

It was a 90 minute photo shoot and Sara received all of the high resolution jpeg files within a week. It cost £90. If you would like to book something similar please get in touch using my contact page or give me a call on 07983 465414. 

I hope you like the photos. 

Really good pictures and was great on the day around our farm she was happy to wait for the perfect shot which isn’t easy when working with children and animals!! Very pleased with the results many thanks. Would definitely recommend!
— Andrew Hulbert, July 2015