I had such a great time during this family photoshoot in Hucknall, Nottingham with the Hirst family. Cate won a free family photoshoot with me through my Facebook page, after we chatted on the phone I just knew I had to photograph her fantastic family.
As you can see from the photos it was such a lovely day we immediately knew we'd spend most of the photoshoot outside. After a brief spell in the garden the girls wanted to plan their doll's casual 'Hollywood' wedding. So outfits were chosen, mum's shoes were raided and the dress-up began. The whole wedding idea was pretty short lived as the excitment of heading out to go blackberry picking took hold.
Down to the kitchen to get drinks, snakes and tupperwear, we were soon (well soon enough for any family with kids) out the door and heading for the local blackberries.
After dad (Simon) made short work of blackberry picking, plus the on-going sampling of said berries, we then headed up to the 'Man and his dog' on The Ranges in Hucknall.
Among the sun scorched grass lay many grasshoppers, and Simon once again went into hunter gatherer mode. This time he wasn't gathering more berries,he was hunting for grasshoppers in the long grass. After many failed moments being poised to react, he finally caught his prey to the great delight of his girls. After handling the grasshopper, they set it free and then pretended to be grasshoppers themselves, mimicking the leg actions that grasshoppers do to make their famous sound.
All in all, we had a great couple of hours together in which I hope to have documented their personalities and the fun they have together as a family.
Thank you so much for being such a great family to work with.
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Category: Family| Destination: Hucknall, Nottingham | Activities: Dress-up, walking, blackberry picking | Setting: Home, The Ranges