Helen Bartlett / Family Portraiture

An Activity Filled Morning on a Fun Family Photo Shoot

10Jun

While we are getting lots of beautiful weather at the moment and spring is moving towards summer I thought it was time to blog a set of images from just before the weather turned, when there was still a definite chill in the air.

Because I photograph so many families there is sometimes a bit of a delay getting up the full blog post so we get the odd one out of season, I do hope you forgive me. I try to blog at least three times a week but with lots of sessions at the moment I can get behind. Still, it’s definitely worth the wait for this lovely relaxed documentary style family photo shoot with my dear friend Lucy and her lovely family.

We spent a fantastic morning together taking pictures near Lucy’s Newcastle home – I do love how this job means I get to travel the length and breadth of the UK visiting families to take their photographs. I’d not been to Newcastle before but I certainly hope to visit again soon, it’s a fantastic city. Lucy’s house was near an incredible nature reserve and we had a brilliant walk there with the children after starting off with a few pictures at home.

The girls were hilarious, such great fun to photograph and with so much energy. It was brilliant to go exploring and I was introduced to the world of geocaching as we searched for a brilliantly hidden treasure. Eventually Rowan had to climb an enormous tree, which would certainly have been beyond my skill. But we found it and Ella was thrilled to add her name to the list of intrepid explorers who had been there before us.

I’m definitely going to explore the world of geocaching, I think they could be a brilliant addition to my photo shoot arsenal and it certainly made for a brilliant adventure as we searched low and (eventually) high for the well-hidden prize.

Baby Rosie was so chilled out through the whole morning, having a little nap in her sling and not minding a bit when her big sister decided to show me just how many teeth she had, I have a feeling that that picture will be one that will be a favourite when the girls grow up. Sometimes it’s the bizarre and funny pictures that really stick with us through the years.

It was a wonderful morning and I’m thrilled with the images. The summer is getting very busy now, if you are interested in booking your own session for the coming months then do get in touch soon and we can get your date in the diary.

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