I was first contacted by Vanessa who wanted to arrange a surprise shoot as part of her mum's special birthday celebrations & she mentioned that she would like to have a family lifestyle session in a local park but was worried about the weather. The celebration was going to be made even more special as her sister was flying in especially from Frankfurt for the occasion & they wanted a record of the day.

We discussed various locations around Kent but the importance of the hit & miss weather kept on playing a factor, so it was decided that we would have a special shoot starting off in the studio capturing various poses to provide a variety of portraits. Here are a few portraits from the studio segment of the session in both black & white and colour edits.

We spent an hour in the studio keeping an eye on the weather & thankfully it was behaving with some patchy cloud, so we packed the car & headed along the country lanes to The BarnYard, which is just around the corner from the studio.

The BarnYard is a little gem hidden away in the Kent countryside in Upchurch, a popular wedding venue in its own right with rolling apple orchards & woodland, perfect for portrait backdrop. My kids love visiting to see the ponies and other animals that live there.

We spent a further 90 minutes strolling around the orchards, woodland and working up an appetite. The family finished the day out with a much earned drink in the coffee shop & I would like to thank them for letting me share their special shoot with you!

With the summer months now upon us & the better weather hopefully here to stay, why not book your very own Kent lifestyle family portrait session or have a combined studio & location shoot, which we like to call our "Best of Both" & why not include the furry friend in your life! Contact me now to record your very own family memories.

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