Outdoor Family Portrait Shoot

It’s the perfect Summer for an outdoor family portrait shoot. This shoot was planned to celebrate a golden wedding anniversary and involved all the family including Cracker the horse and two dogs. We met at the stables and enjoyed a relaxed walk intermingled with the photography. A few of the images from the shoot. If you are planning a family portrait shoot and would prefer a relaxed outdoor shoot then please get in contact https://www.brookscountrylife.co.uk/contact/. I travel throughout the Cotswolds, Midlands and South-West so you can choose a location that’s important to you, whether at home or a favourite location. A
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Outdoor photography

Autumn is slowly approaching and the flower borders are beginning to show signs of wear and tear, although the dahlias are still putting on an amazing show. It was good to take a few hours off and go for a wander with the camera for some outdoor photography in the borders of Calke Abbey. The wild flower borders have put on an ever changing display this season and are slowly declining, however they are still a riot of colour, if a little faded at the edges. Many years ago film cameras took steps to avoid the mistake of multiple exposures
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Outdoor Photography Shoot

A few images from an outdoor photography shoot last weekend at Staunton Harold. A great shoot. Luca and Francesca were happy to get fully involved in the shoot, and as you will see, are also very photogenic! Whilst the shoot was to be all about the two of them, Clare also took part in a few of the shots which was great. The Staunton Harold Estate makes a lovely backdrop for a shoot at all times of year, and especially on a warm Saturday afternoon in early May.  
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Horse Photography – Haydock Park

A wet but very warm welcome at Haydock Park. My first visit to Haydock, working for Jockey Club East. The brief was to capture atmospheric documentary photography, including the opening of the new Kauto Star restaurant. The rain came down for most of the day, but the crowds and atmosphere in the many parts of the racecourse more than made up for this. I particularly loved the Parade Ring with it’s many trees, even in the drizzle!  
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Snow at the National Memorial Arboretum

The snow arrived as forecast overnight. Some images captured for the British Legion at The National Memorial Arboretum earlier today, a beautiful and quiet morning walking around the arboretum at Alrewas. I was joined by a robin for part of the walk. The memorial Shot at Dawn seemed to have even more poignancy with a light dusting of snow. If you have never been it is well worth a visit.  
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Getting outdoors!

The warmth of the sunshine has finally opened the tulips! Fascinated to learn that some flowers open due to day length, some in response to the weather and some at the same time each day. Tulips open in response to heat and light, to keep the pollen dry and reproductive parts protected. As the sun continued to shine the flowers began to glow and the colours and shapes intensified.
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New Coffee Table Books

A quick peek at a recent order which arrived this week  – a coffee table book of the shoot with the two beautiful Tolling Retrievers. The coffee table book has a storybook design and lays flat. There are three cover options – leatherette, linen or a hard backed cover with images from the shoot. This was finished in a slate coloured linen.
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Categories: Dogs.