I love being a parent of a young family and as a North Norfolk Family Photographer there’s nothing I like more than meeting other parent’s of young families to photograph them. I’d met Mum and daughter last year for a shoot on Hunstanton beach so this time got to meet dad too when the family came to stay in the Holkham and Burnham Market area.
It was quite a cold day, windy and with a threat of heavy rain showers. We met up at the family’s holiday home in Burnham Market and quickly decided that an outdoor shoot might be worth risking despite the foreboding weather reports. We headed toward the Holkham area, hoping to find somewhere to shoot protected from the icy wind. Thankfully North Norfolk’s coastline has a good sandy soil which drains water away quickly so that often it’s quite dry under foot and combining this with local knowledge of natural windbreaks that would afford us some warmth away from the wind we found a lovely spot in which the family could have a bit of fun.
It quickly became apparent that the cooler weather wouldn’t bother us at all as the warmth generated by this young family having fun together became apparent. In fact in a change from the weather reports the sun even came out to show it’s face. We had lots of fun: there was “row, row, row your boat” with plenty of screams, balancing along fallen trees helped out by mum and dad, wild geese flocks to watch as they flew through the sky, kisses and cuddles, wellington wearing, exploring with sticks including just a little bit of prodding daddy with them, sausage snack eating and lots and lots of smiles.
I think we were all very happy to have headed out, made some memories for a lovely family, great fun for a North Norfolk family photographer.