Family photo shoot, Cambridge

Capturing a special moment in time for a family is such an honour!  It’s wonderful to know my photos will be treasured and passed down through families to remember childhoods and happy times together.  I’ve been meaning to share this session with you all for a few weeks, but I’ve been back to back with shoots and editing.   This family photo shoot took place a few weeks ago as we all went back to school earlier this month.  It was a glorious sunny early Autumn evening and we got some fantastic shots in the pretty evening light.

Planning your family photo shoot

I planned the details of the session with the family beforehand.  The father had very fond memories of a photographer coming to take family photographs when he was a child.  He wanted to do something similar.  We decided on a mixture of relaxed documentary style photographs and some more formal posed shots.  We discussed clothing, locations and settled on a mixture of things to bring the whole session together.

On the day

We started the session by going for a walk near to the beautiful Cambridge village of Reach.  The sun was shining and we walked along the river, capturing the girls playing with their dog, Ruff.  Next, we went back to their beautiful home and the children introduced me to their chickens and tortoises.  We even managed to get both tortoises in a shot!

A new location

I like to have lots of variety in my family photo shoot sessions, so as the warmth of the sun faded, we moved location.  The girls changed their outfits, and we headed to the family farm.  We did a few more formal shots and even involved the girls’ pony, Prince!

At the end of the family photo shoot, we played games and had fun around the farm.  As the sun set, they ran across the hay bales and delighted in showing me how to improve my floss!

Booking your family photography session

If you’d like some beautiful new family portraits, you can find more details about my family photoshoots here.  If you’re ready to book and would like to secure your session date, please drop me an email on

Louisa Williams is a family and children’s photographer based near Cambridge and working throughout Cambridgeshire, Suffolk  and the surrounding areas.  You can see more of her current work and enquire about family photoshoots here and can follow her on Facebook and Instagram.