It’s always great to revisit photographs I haven’t seen for a little while when it comes to writing blogs for this website. Selecting a few photographs from the many produced during my short time with this extended family was hard work but made all the more easy as with each image my smile grew wider and wider 🙂 Last summer I visited the lovely Burghwood Hall, to photograph the family getting who’d gathered together for a weekend of fun, laughs, wonderful food, and relaxation to celebrate a wonderful wedding anniversary.
Introducing myself to the family members we started to plan a few formal photographs, which are usually a requirement when a big family group get together, by heading out into the gardens of the hall. Photographs outside are always more relaxed and I don’t really know why but I instantly knew that I was going to have great fun for the rest of the session. Not afraid to laugh at themselves and other members of the family we proceeded with the relaxed formals and then photographed smaller families, the kids enjoying themselves, some great couples including brothers, sisters-in-law and even had a bit of a styled stand-off between the new members of the family by marriage and their partners and siblings.
We spent some great time in Burghwood’s surroundings from the lawns to play equipment, swimming pool, lounges and even the kitchen, photographing lots of lovely moments, some cake eating, and even getting to witness first hand some seriously skilled cooking by the family’s lovely matriarchs (I’m still kicking myself for not taking a sample of their lovely food home with me as they did offer very kindly to send me away from the shoot with some).
I hope you like a small selection of the photographs from the shoot with this lovely family and that they make you smile as much as I do when looking at them 🙂 If you’re looking for Norfolk Holiday Ideas and/or if you’re staying at Burghwood Hall drop me a line.
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