I recently had the opportunity to do a family portrait session at the Biddulph Grange Country Park in Stoke-on-Trent, Staffordshire.The Country Park was originally part of a larger Biddulph Grange Estate, its 73 acres wooded hillside site is a lovely place for families to go for a walk on its walking paths, fishing or picnic on a sunny day as it comprises of a large lake, streams, meadows and ponds. There are some ducks up at the pond, so if you are heading there, do bring some stale bread to feed them. You will also notice a beautiful stone boat house from 1904 which has been restored by the lake too. There is a visitor centre with café which is open at various times during the year and provides some information about events held within the park such as art exhibitions.
Here’s a family photo of Pete, Jo, Fin and their dog, Kimmy. The park provided a beautiful setting for the photos especially during this Autumn season.
The shoot was very entertaining as we had both the family pet dogs, Kimmy and Alfie who were very well behaved for the outdoor photography session.
Besides the natural beautiful scenery of the park, there is even a small cave and a huge rock with a lovely view on the top of the hill if you are adventurous enough to climb it.
This is one of my favourite shot of both Pete & Jo
Another family shot, taken on a bridge overlooking a stream. If you walk along this path often enough, you will meet other dog owners and get to know their dogs well. A great trail for dog lovers.
A candid photoshot of father and son
Here’s a shot of Jo with her sister, Kerry
Fin giving Kimmy some treats for behaving herself so well during the photoshoot. Hope you enjoyed viewing these photos as much as I had fun shooting this session.