Child Portraiture | Beach Shoot

Im just back from an awesome week away in sunny Tenerife. I've left my cameras behind on my last couple of holidays....and regretted it as soon as we'd arrived. So this time I went armed with a camera and my favourite lens (....as an aside, the lens wipe was sadly deemed 'out of order' within a day, as it was used by a certain little lady to address her 'snotty nose'....not sure if this counts as good manners of feral tendencies?!) 

Anyways....

This stone beach lay just outside our hotel. A deserted expanse of shoreline, strewn with quirky piles of rocks (known as 'cairns', if anyone is interested?!)

So with a fab location and a cute kid at my disposal, it would have been a shame to miss an opportunity for a few photos.

Having coaxed the little one down the the beach, we almost had to drag her away. It turns out, playing with stone 'towers' is a right hoot....and this is exactly why i love photographing kids in the outdoors. As per my last post, there is absolutely no posing. The magic happens when you just let them loose to play and explore. 

By my reckoning, the light would have been at its absolute best, had we waited another 40 mins or so, however, our tummies were rumbling and there were G&Ts to be drunk.

Here are a handful from our little beach session, with our scrummy little cherub, busy being busy :-)

Yorkshire Photographer | Family Shoot | Bolton Abbey

Its been a long while since I blogged! But now that the 2016 weddings are on the verge of being wrapped up (one yet to edit and one yet to shoot)....I'm back to it.

These images are from a morning spent in Bolton Abbey, earlier this month, with a gorgeous little family from the States.  

Those of you that know me, know that Bolton Abbey is one of my very favourite places in Yorkshire, to hold child and family shoots. It shows each season off to its best and offers varied landscapes, within such a short distance....plus it has nearby parking, coffee and cake! 

Thanks Ashley, for your booking and your lovely kind words on receiving the pics :-)