I was contacted by this extended family to take photos while they visited Cornwall to celebrate their mum's 70th birthday. They'd booked a beautiful house in Percuil on the Roseland Peninsula in Cornwall, and decided to have the photos taken there. The day was grey and wet, so we were limited to indoors, which was a pity because they had the most beautiful location looking down to the Fal. But they were only down for the weekend with loads planned so we made the most of it inside.
In large family sessions like these, the focus is on getting shots of the group, and smaller group shots, but I always try to bring in a bit of fun for those much loved candid shots. The age range of the children was from 4 to 18 years old, and it was fun watching the cousins play and interact. I let the smallest two have a jump on their grandmother's bed (I hope she's forgiven me!!) and it was a good place to capture the kids together. Because it was a dim day and I am predominantly a natural light photographer, we kept to the bedroom and sitting room, but I love the way they all had so much fun together, both the grown ups and little ones.
Here are a few from our family photo session. If you're planning a Cornwall family holiday and want to seize the opportunity to get some photos together, get in touch - I'd love to hear from you! Visit the page for more info on family photography shoots.