The Smiths - Family & Photos @ St. Ives Estate, Harden
Following a recommendation from a lady who’s daughter’s party photo shoot I photographed a few years back, Zoe booked herself, Phil & their boy Kyle in for family photos at St Ives.
Admittedly not the biggest fan of having her photo taken, Zoe was a bit nervous beforehand. Having bonkers dogs involved helped to break the ice straight away, as they ran around barking and generally strolled around like they owned the place.
Having met 20 years ago through friends, Zoe & Phil welcomed Kyle into their world in 2007, meaning he was a part of their big day, on Valentine’s Day 2009.
They’ve grown together as a family, into the bonded trio that I met a few weeks ago.
The day was a chilly one, with gorgeous winter light.
We shot a mixture of posed & playful photos..
The playful side is what I love about being outdoors, given more space and natural props to use..
I promise there’s a dog in here somewhere…
Although I think she’d rather have been posing with the tree climbing Kyle!