A few weeks back I headed up to the beautiful area of Norfolk in which Hunstanton and Old Hunstanton nestle on the coast. I often photograph families at Hunstanton and Old Hunstanton with the beach at the latter being one of my favourite haunts. In fact I spend so much time there I’m sure I can say I’m a Hunstanton photographer 😉
I was invited to photograph a family get together the cause of which was the significant birthday of the family’s oldest member. Even better was the fact that the gentleman concerned owned a beach hut at Old Hunstanton: what could be better than a family session with a lovely beach hut as the base for a session? Sadly, events arise over which we don’t have control and not long before his 90th birthday a knee operation meant that the eldest member of the family couldn’t really head to the beach. As a substitute we utilised a communal park in Hunstanton for the photographs. The park was close to one of the family homes, easily accessed via wheelchair and a lovely spot for some family photographs, perfect to make sure that everyone could be pictured in the photographs. Great Grandad managed with his stick for some photographs kindly helped out by his family members and on other photographs in the absence of seats in the park with nice backdrops we used a chair from the family house beside the park so that he could sit comfortably.
There was plenty of time for the families to have some individual photographs, in addition to full family photographs, for partners and children, grandparents and couples. It was great fun, with the springtime leaves bursting out on the trees and a bit of brightness in the sky from a friendly sun.
A Hunstanton photographer obviously has access to the beach, to the walk along the cliff tops to the lighthouse and of course a short stones throw away is the great beach, beach huts and cliffs of Old Hunstanton. If you want to get the family together for a shoot then get in touch. I hope you like a few of the images from this session.
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