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Family photography should almost be mandatory. Lets face it we look in the mirror and find we’ve changed year on year and no doubt as we change so do our relationships. Children, leave home, move in with someone in another town, become adults and well when they’re home it’s nice to use the time together to record another little time capsule of family life. Of course if you’ve got a pet dog it’d be remiss to leave them out of the occasion so it’s wonderful to all be together, relaxed, outdoors having some fun.

The beautiful Blickling Hall estate is an enigma to me. It looks beautiful, particularly in autumn and is nestled in perhaps the prettiest part of Norfolk. I’m ashamed to admit that the paths sometimes confuse me and although I’m a dab hand at finding my way around woodlands for some reason at Blickling I sometimes get lost only to find myself in another part of the beautiful park.

My recent family portrait session was set on a lovely morning, with a family and their lovely dog. We found beautiful spots for portraits had some fun and well as has happened a great deal recently a four legged friend did it’s best to steal the show. A lovely morning.

I hope you like some of the photographs from the session.

 

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An anniversary is as good a reason as any to get family together for a stay in lovely holiday accommodation and a nice meal or two together.

Add to that relatively new babies, one on the way in time for Christmas, some cheeky children and a dog pretty much fit for a spell in Hollywood and I can’t help think that you’ve got the makings of a fine weekend in North Norfolk. Of course if your hotel is in Burnham Market and is run by the team who run The Hoste then things are only going to get better.

I was invited on this occasion simply to head out to The Railway House to photograph the family before they headed out for the day around Burnham Market before rejoining for a family meal that evening. Although the weather was a bit iffy we managed to use the garden area of the Railway House for some photographs of the family. It was a great opportunity to catch two baby grandchildren together and also to photograph the four young families overlooked by some proud grandparents. We even headed over to the Hoste both to admire the new developments that have taken place at this very busy hub for Burnham Market but to also get a few photographs in the garden there.

It was a lovely way for the family to spend a weekend and lovely to spend time with them all. I hope you enjoy some photographs, from my Burnham Market Family Portrait Photography.

FAMILY PORTRAIT OUTDOORSCOUPLE PORTRAIT RAILWAY HOUSERAILWAY HOUSE PORTRAITBABY PORTRAITANNIVERSARY PHOTOGRAPHFAMILY AND THEIR DOG PORTRAIT

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Some birthdays are just special and I’m fairly certain that 90 is the new 60 as far as milestone birthday’s are concerned.

A recent family portrait session in honour of a wonderful lady’s 90th birthday took place at the gorgeous setting of Brazenhall Barns near Fakenham in North Norfolk. Family travelled from all over the UK and South Africa to celebrate the occasion and my part was to take some family photographs both to produce a multi-aperture framed picture as a birthday present and record this unique event for the family on one of my presentation boxed Dvd collections.

As I’m now quite experienced at photographing larger family groups I asked for everyone’s names in advance and started pretty well on arrival at remembering names of at least 21 family members. Of course after a while and with numerous small people running around some dressed in similar outfits I can’t say I got everyone’s name correct 100 percent of the time but it was great trying. We photographed family groups, the big family group, young, old and middling and had great fun in beautiful weather. We even witnessed several grandmothers dancing behind the camera to amuse the little people in front of the camera, although I couldn’t name names.

With both formal photographs and some very informal photographs in the bag we moved onto the birthday cake cutting and it was surprising how many young people couldn’t quite leave the cake table once the cake had been cut. Indeed travelling to and from the cake table in hope of a bit of sweet icing proved such a strong motivator that we got a double bonus in that it proved to be the first time that one young man had walked consecutive steps which were repeated quite a few times to and fro from the table to the sofa much to mum’s, grand mum’s and great grand mum’s joy!

It was a great morning and I left the family preparing some G&T’s and an absolutely awesome looking BBQ!

Great fun and a wonderful way to celebrate a lovely lady’s 90th birthday family portrait photography.

BIG FAMILY PORTRAIT BIRTHDAY PARTYDANCING GRANDMOTHERS PORTRAITFORMAL FAMILY PORTRAIT FAKENHAMGREAT GRANDMOTHER ENJOYING BIRTHDAY PHOTOGRAPHLITTLE GIRL AMUSING EVERYONEBIRTHDAY GIRLMOTHER AND SON PORTRAITCHILD WITH HIS FAMILYBROTHER AND SISTER AND KIDSCHEEKY CHAPPY PHOTOGRAPHLIFESTYLE PORTRAITFATHER AND DAUGHTER PORTRAITDADFAMILY PHOTOGRAPH IN FRONT OF CHURCHHIDING BEHIND GRANMOTHER PORTRAITHUGS PORTRAIT MOTHER AND DAUGHTERFAMILY PORTRAITOPENING BIRTHDAY PRESENTSBIRTHDAY PRESENTNIECE AND AUNT PHOTOGRAPHCOUPLE EMBRACING PORTRAITFUN LIFESTYLE PORTRAITS OUTDOORSLIFESTYLE PORTRAITBIRTHDAY CAKE AND BIRTHDAY GIRLFAMILY BIRTHDAY PARTYKIDS AND BIRTHDAY CAKE PORTRAITHAPPY GREAT GRANDMOTHER PHOTOGRAPHGRANDMOTHER AND DAUGHTER PORTRAIT CANDIDFIRST STEPS PORTRAITHAPPY FAMILY PORTRAIT CANDIDBABY BOY AND BIRTHDAY CAKEGREAT GRAND DAUGHTER, PARENT AND GREAT GRANDMOTHER PORTRAITBBQ PREPARATION PORTRAIT

 

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Birthday celebrations have always been cause to get the family together for a photograph, so why not some lifestyle photographs of your family enjoying themselves?

A recent Birthday portrait photography session saw me in North East Norfolk at Cromer photographing a wonderful family celebrating mum’s 60th in style. We met up at the lovely Rocket House Cafe and started from there with two of the family’s lovely pooches in tow. We made the best of the soft hazy afternoon light by having a stroll down the beach as it’s surface became a lovely glassy reflective surface with the retreat of the tide. With the background of Cromer’s rather iconic seafront and of course the pier we couldn’t go wrong and a few misbehaving dogs and generally a bit of paddling proved to further lighten the mood.

We then had a walk up to happy valley which is a lovely peaceful place overlooking the town and on the superb stretch of coastal path atop the cliffs that run between Cromer and Overstrand. All the time we and the dogs were getting some exercise and enjoying a lovely afternoon. Back toward Cromer it would’ve been remiss not to take in a few of the floral displays above the town in it’s gardens before popping down to what was an absolutely packed Pier to take a couple more photographs of the family relaxing before a few more early evening festivities for the family to mark a lovely lady’s significant birthday.

The aim of lifestyle sessions is always to take a little slice of the everyday and special events and put it aside for present and future enjoyment. A relaxed bit of the everyday your family and you as you are, I hope I managed to fulfil my brief on this occasion 🙂

I hope you like the photographs.

CROMER FAMILY PHOTOGRAPH ON BEACHCOCKAPOO PHOTOGRAPH ON THE BEACHFAMILY SAT ON BEACH IN FRONT OF BEACH HUTSCOUPLE AND THEIR DOG ON BEACH CROMERMONOCHROME PORTRAIT FAMILY AND CROMER SKYLINE PIERFAMILY ON THE BEACH CROMERLIFESTYLE PORTRAIT IN THE SURF CROMER BEACHPADDLING IN THE SHALLOWS CROMER BEACHINFORMAL PORTRAIT OF COUPLEDOG PORTRAIT CROMER BEACHGREYHOUND DOG PORTRAIT LIFESTYLE SHOOTPORTRAIT WITH DOGS CROMERNATURAL PORTRAITFAMILY PHOTOGRAPH HAPPY VALLEY CROMER NORFOLKGREYHOUND INFORMAL PORTRAITLIFESTYLE PHOTOGRAPHFAMILY PHOTOGRAPHCROMER GARDENS PHOTOGRAPHCROMER PIER FAMILY PORTRAIT

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O.k. it’s that time of year brilliant outdoor portrait weather and time for a competition to promote my new look portrait website.

It couldn’t be simpler read the instructions on the photograph below, head to my Facebook page and “LIKE” it, head back here and find Sad Face Icon amongst these webpages.  Remember what the Sad Face has written beside him and type this on the “CONTACT ME” form from the menu to your left sending me your details to be entered into the photography competition draw. The correct entrants who’ve “LIKED” the FACEBOOK PAGE will then be entered into a hat and a winner will be drawn from the hat at 8pm on Saturday the 4th of October.

The winner and I will then fix a date for a lifestyle portrait session before May 2015 anywhere in Norfolk and the winner will also receive a complimentary 10″ by 8″ print, the shoot and print usually costing £90!

Good luck, don’t forget to share with your family and friends, and have fun finding the Sad Face Icon !

NORWICH PORTRAIT PHOTOGRAPHY COMPETITION

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