Those of you that read my blog regularly will know that I enjoy a family photoshoot, especially with young ones and toddlers. Their carefree nature and lack of self-consciousness make photographing them fun. So it was lovely when Maddie and Richard's little daughter Rose joined us for their pre-wedding shoot at Packington Moor last month.
Rose was extremely well behaved and patient whilst we practiced some photography before her mommy and daddy's wedding day. She later got in on the act and joined us for a few family photos.
We didn't have the best weather for the shoot, as it was a drizzly grey day. Armed with rain coats, and with some shelter under the trees we still managed to capture some great shots. Rose was lucky enough to be snuggled up in baby carrier to keep dry and warm.
Maddie and Richard will be exchanging their vows in August, so I'm pretty confident we'll have much better weather come their big day. Packington Moor has a wonderful courtyard as well as some lovely gardens and fields, so here's hoping we are going to be able to make the most of the warm and dry summer weather during their wedding day celebrations.
Here's a few words from Maddie as well as a selection of photos from their shoot.
"We have been engaged since December 2015 when Rich proposed at home next to the Christmas tree before our trip to Rome, it was perfect! "
"We are looking forward to spending the day at our beautiful venue with our closest friends and family, in particular our daughter."
"Our five month old daughter Rose joined us. It was the perfect time to have some beautiful photographs taken of the three of us together and Phil captured it beautifully."
"Not only were very impressed with Phil and how he made us both feel at ease, we were so happy with the quality of the photographs, particularly as it was such a gloomy day! We were a little apprehensive beforehand about what to expect but found it a huge help in making us feel comfortable ready for our wedding day and also discussing our preferences."
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