Devon Family Photography: exploring the woodland in Exeter

A family walking in the forest together


When Emily booked me to photograph their family, she said that above everything else, she wanted to capture their family as it actually is - "a memory of how we are today: happy, grumpy, sad, excited, loving".  The session was all about letting their family spend time together in the way that they normally do, and me photographing all of that for them.  Which is exactly what we did - stomping through the forest, exploring the terrain, searching for the Gruffalo and firing imaginary arrows through the trees... with lots of smiles, a few tears and a little grumpiness, an injured hand and a get-better kiss from Mummy, some tired, cold shivers, a nice warm hot chocolate and lots and lots of laughter and cuddles!  These images together create a really wonderful portrait of their family and I loved the opportunity to capture it for them.  Special memories of these precious times, before little legs grow taller, tears no longer need wiping away and hand holding is stoutly refused!!  Here are a few images from their session...

Children exploring the trees
A family having fun in the woods together
Father and daughter having a cuddle
A family photo in the wood together
Children in the woods in Devon
Young boy crying with father
A mother cuddling her young son
Sister and brother walking hand in hand

Sister and brother cuddling
Sister and brother in the forest
Sulking toddler with cuddly toy
Family photos in the forest
Family cuddles in the forest
A family walking through tall trees together holding hands
A little girl playing with fallen sticks
A mother kissing her daughter's hands better
Family having fun together
A small boy sitting on a bench, shivering
Dad pouring hot chocolate for his son
Girl drinking hot chocolate
Photo of a young girl in a bobble hat
Photo of a young boy in a bobble hat
Family photo in the forest
A family walking together


If you enjoyed these images then you might also like to have a look at these blog posts:

Family lifestyle photography on the beach in Dorset
Family lifestyle photography on a wet and windy Devon farm
Best of family photography: some of my favourite 2014 images

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