Celebrating 50th Wedding anniversary with a family portrait
Margaret and John recently celebrated 50 years of marriage by bringing their four sons, their partners and their families to the very beautiful and peaceful Darwin Forest Park in The Peak District. The 5-Star holiday park is set in 47 acres of mixed woodland between Matlock and Bakewell in the Derbyshire Peak District, but has perfect access for family members coming down the motorway from up north, and others coming in from East Midlands Airport (from France) and one family from Heathrow (Dubai).
The resort has won a ‘VisitEngland’ Silver Award for Excellence this year, and is such a brilliant location for a lifestyle photo session. The trouble is, that there are so many lovely footpaths to follow and little forested areas to take photos, we were quite at a loss as to where to start. It was a gorgeous crisp and clear day, but very cold, and as John is quite frail, we decided to forgo the great outdoors and do a more formal indoor shoot. Weather permitting, we could take the children outside at the end for a bit of fun and do something that was more active and child friendly.
It was quite a challenge finding a clear space that was large enough to accommodate 23 people, as well as me and all the studio gear. In the end, the staff at the restaurant very generously made room for us in their dining room before lunch service, so we had to be quick in order to allow them to set up again after the session. It was a noisy and fun affair, but we still managed to photograph all the individual families as well as some alternative groupings (all the girls and all the boys, etc.)
If you have a wedding anniversary coming up and would like to arrange a family photo session either in the studio, or on location at your home or in another appropriate place , please phone or EMAIL to discuss date options or to make a booking.
All family bookings made between July 1st and 31st October 2016 can claim a complimentary session and a voucher for £50 towards any package or order over £250. (Mileage may be charged for locations over 15 miles from Nottingham city.)
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