The Maspero Family- Exbury Gardens, Hampshire

Exbury Gardens Family Session I had such a fun Saturday capturing these guys just being themselves at Exbury Gardens in Hampshire! I first met this little family back one sunny bank holiday weekend last August. Hayley was a bridesmaid for her sister, Carly, and I was photographing Carly’s wedding in Winchester! Hayley got in touch a few months later to arrange a family session with her husband and their two boys. I was so happy she did! We met at Exbury Gardens in Hampshire for their family session. The gardens are 200 acres of gorgeous grounds filled with the most beautiful flowers and plants. We chose a great time to go as May made the gardens so colourful. We played some games, collected pine cones, had tickle fights and even did a bit of pond dipping! I’m so glad I was the one to capture this lovely...

The Batleys – Family Session, Hampshire

The Batleys When Charlotte asked if she could get her mum, Muma Bat, a family photoshoot for her birthday, I thought it was a great idea! Plus a fab way to meet all the family before Charlotte’s wedding. Charlotte is getting married in May 2018, remember her engagement session at Frensham Pond in Surrey? They opted to do the session at the family home in Hampshire. Their family garden is huge and it meant the photographs would be personal to them all as it was a recognised place. Not to mention plenty of cups of tea on hand, you don’t get that at a local park! With 3 grown up daughters, their dad is slightly outnumbered with girls in his family. Luckily they had newphew Thomas there to jump in for a few photographs too. Not to mention their two gorgeous dogs, Trigger and Ralph! Making It Personal Charlotte’s mum, Debbie, loves sunflowers so we incorporated this into the shoot too, giving them something quirky but personal to the Batleys to frame. Debbi and Tony have been together for an incredible 34 years! They’re so happy together and still giggle and flirt like they’re teenagers! Everyone was in brilliant spirits for the session, the champagne may have helped things along too! The sun came out towards the end, and despite the bench sinking into the soft ground, the session was a success. I’ll be seeing them all again in May for Charlotte’s wedding, I can’t...