12 May 2014

Family portraits in the bluebell woods of Hertfordshire

With the mild winter this year, the bluebells have come earlier than usual and have led to a fantastic display.

Family portraits in the bluebells - © John Wood Photography

I undertook a family portrait session in the bluebell woods around Ashridge (just outside of Berkhamsted) just over a week ago.  The session took place in an enchanted bluebell wood that was selected to give a lovely backdrop to the spring colours this season.  The two children were able to explore the carpet of bluebells, peep out from behind trees and generally enjoy doing what kids do – playing and having fun!

Kids portraits in the bluebells - © John Wood Photography
After a week of glorious weather leading up to the session, the weather turned on the day of the shoot with showers threatening.  Fortunately the weather just held out for us and we were able to make the most of the criss-crossing of forest pathways to get some great angles and locations.

Children playing in the bluebells - © John Wood Photography
The canopy of beech trees and their stunning foliage gave some great light and would have provided shelter should the weather have turned.

Family portraits in the bluebells - © John Wood Photography
We had a great session in the bluebells and were able to capture a set of lovely photographs which the family will treasure for the future.

Check out some of my bluebell landscape photos taken at the same location after the family shoot had finished over on my Facebook page.

If you are interested in having a location based family portrait session, please do contact me by email or phone me on 07941 758887 to secure your session now.

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