I first met this lovely family at a Warwick school. They wanted a local Warwickshire photographer experienced with children and animals, who could reflect their rural lifestyle in natural images. We scheduled their photo session on a weekend just before Christmas, at their rural home near Alcester in Warwickshire. The two boys were great fun. There were some of the usual ups and downs normal for a two year old, but by the end of the session they didn’t want me to leave.

We started indoors. The two boys were dressed in similar outfits, which helps bring a sense of togetherness to the images. Then we did some jumping, turning the conservatory into a soft play area. Outside was even better. The children introduced me to all the animals – chickens, goats, donkeys and giant pigs. The boys chased the chickens, stroked the donkeys, hugged the pigs and avoided the goats because there was a seriously bossy and grumpy one ! I loved the location. Lots of fantastic opportunities for family photography with children and animals in the beautiful countryside near Alcester.

Despite cold December weather and even a little rain, this family now have an unforgettable set of images.

When I delivered their a few weeks later photos I received lots of hugs from the boys, and the Mums were delighted. As they said “The photos are fabulous, thankyou so much! They look amazing on the wall!”