A space infused with an old-world eclectic charm – where woodland walkways greet rustic bridges and a triple-tiered Gothic fountain cascades over time-worn stone, gazing majestically towards an Italianate terrace as it zig-zags skyward. A peaceful place, a tranquil place – The Plantation Garden – concealed just a few steps from the vibrant heart of Norwich.
This rather elaborate introduction doesn’t do justice to this eccentric city haven, but I couldn’t resist waxing lyrical about such a special location. A location I love to use for my family portrait sessions (with the approval of The Plantation Garden Preservation Trust, and ensuring I make the correct donation upon entrance).
As Christmas draws near (sorry to mention the C word as early as Bonfire Night, but it is less than eight weeks until we join with family and friends for seasonal festivities) family is uppermost in my thoughts. This will be the second Christmas without my mum and although it doesn’t get any easier, I can now remember the times we shared together as a family and smile!
Being commissioned to photograph families, put simply, is an honour. I hope I never tire of chatting with individual family members as the photography session is planned and prepped, meeting the entire tribe on the day, watching the family dynamics as the shoot unfolds and then providing beautiful portraits of the photography experience. The Groom family below were gifted their session for Christmas 2015. It took a while to coordinate a suitable date when everyone could be present, and patience to wait for the time of year which would suit the remit of ‘outdoors in beautiful surroundings’, but we did it. I’ve added a tiny selection of group portraits below – with the family’s approval – I hope you like some.
Please get in touch if you feel you’d like to gift a family photography experience to a loved one this Christmas.