Bradgate Park Family Photoshoot Leicester
Autumn is a fantastic time to do family photos, it’s still warm enough to go in the river, have picnics, play hide and seek etc. You can play with leaves too which is an added bonus. The colours are warm and suit everyone and you can bring layers to have fun with.
Bradgate Park is one of my favourite venues for photos as it has so many different parts and is great in all seasons. I love seeing the deer too, and sometimes even the peacocks. I was excited about the shoot so woke up early and was at the Park by 7. I wasn’t alone though as it’s rutting season and nature photographers are there with their big lenses camouflaged.
Rory is a tall 5 year old and his little brother Flynn doesn’t walk yet but I had games, toys and activities for both as well as letting them be themselves and joining in the fun. I really must get some wellies as I got in the river with Rory and had very wet feet!
What mum said was that she didn’t want the photos to look contrived and was worried about her husband and son feeling awkward and not having fun, but she was reassured when we spoke and the best part was seeing them have a great time whereas they normally hate having their photo taken
She said she’d recommend me as “A generally very nice person who makes the whole experience un-rushed and joyful.”
She plans to make a multi-aperture frame with the photos, as well as a photobook. (I recommend Blurb if you want to do it yourself, that’s what I use for our family.)
She said she’d frame some of the photos as Christmas presents for the grand parents too.
If you want a family photoshoot in Bradgate Park or elsewhere in Leicestershire, Nottinghamshire, Derbyshire, or nearby, do give me a call 07763064497.
Getting there early, not only gave me time to walk across the park from Cropston to Newton Linford where I was meeting the family, but I also took some photos of the deer myself, although the more it goes the more I prefer people photos as they feel much more precious, but that’s for another blog post.