Saturday, 17 September 2016

A Walk In The Park - Sweet Summer Challenge



Can you believe summer has been and gone already. I know it is said all the time but I honestly cannot believe how fast the year is going. We had a lot of plans for the summer, camping trips, various other travels, days out and home improvements. One thing that was top of our list was to spend as much time together as a family as possible. Eva has just started pre-school so she is in every day for 2.5 hours. We wanted to make the most of having our days free before she started school by taking every opportunity we had to get out and about.

We did make a summer bucket list which included things like having picnics, going to the beach, lots of dog walks and making daisy chains. We managed to do most of our list but the weather was rather temperamental over the summer period. 


We were contacted by Donna from Sweet Whimsy Photography to see if we would like to be involved in her 'Sweet Summer Challenge,' which was being photographed as a family embracing the summer. We jumped at the chance as we hadn't had any photographs taken of us as a family of 4.



We decided to meet Donna at a local field at around 6pm. It was a bit of an overcast day but at least it wasn't raining. Donna is absolutely lovely and was fantastic with the kids. Eva thought she was brilliant and in true to Eva form, didn't stop talking. Donna made us all feel very relaxed. In fact most of the time it didn't even feel like she was there. She certainly captured us in a very natural way.




We chased each other around the field. We played hide and seek which we all loved. We threw the kids up in the air and we tickled each other. It was a lovely way to end the day. We giggled and smiled and enjoyed each other's company.





It always amazes me how the simplest things in life can bring you the most enjoyment and pleasure. This was one of those moments. 




After the shoot I couldn't wait to see the images. When they were sent through hubby and I were completely blown away. They are stunning. Simply breathtaking. Every single picture is worthy of being framed on our walls. Donna is incredibly talented. The lighting she has captured is beautiful and we can't thank her enough for giving us such special memories. 



We are definitely going to use her again. I am hoping to get some shots of me breastfeeding Ophelia (before she stops) and we are planning to have a winter shoot around christmas time and hopefully get Alfie our dog in those too.


You can find out more about Sweet Whimsy photography's prices here, Session Fee's

Donna has kindly allowed me to run a giveaway for a free photo shoot to one of my readers. I am so excited to be able to offer this to you as I can't recommend her enough. She is amazing. If you are local to South Wales then please enter using rafflecopter below. Winners will be picked at random and the closing date is Monday 26th September. Good Luck.


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22 comments:

  1. Your photos are beautiful, I'd love some like this for our first family photoshoot x

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  2. Beautiful pictures, you definitely need to get these in frames! I agree with what you said about the year going so fast, it's scary how life is speeding up each year.

    Love & light,

    www.antcouture.com

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  3. I can't believe summer is over alraedy! Mind, I don't mind because Autumn is my favourite time of year :) This year really IS going by so fast! Your photos are stunning xx

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  4. Looks like you had a fantastic time! Sometimes I find the best family days out and the simplest of ones. I'm amazed at how good the weather has been this summer and that fact we are having all this sun now in September is just a huge bonus for having more family time outside!

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  5. Fantastic family pics to treasure x

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  6. I can't believe summer is over either, it seems to have disappeared. These photos are so cute, such a nice thing to have done x

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  7. Oh the pictures are amazing! I would love to have a photoshoot once baby n.2 is here

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  8. I've loved seeing these photos on your Instagram. Still in love with your skirt too! Lots to get framed

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  9. Awww looks like you had so much fun, I love playing hide and seek with my little ones too... your right it really is the simple things :). Gorgeous photos too hun, you all look lovely. Your little ones are the spit of you xx

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  10. Absolutely stunning photos Kerry - so natural and like you said beautiful lighting. I have entered and fingers and toes crossed

    Laura x

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  11. Oh wow, what fantastic pictures! They really are beautiful and so natural. I love how the little moments have been captured and you all look so happy :)

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  12. These pictures are utterly breathtaking x

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  13. These pics are goooooorgeous!!!! <3 I'd love a shoot of my family too. We have hardly any decent pics of us all.

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  14. All these pictures are stunning! Gorgeous family pictures to treasure forever xx

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  15. I've loved seeing all your photos. You must be thrilled with them. They really are beautiful x

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  16. Stunning pictures! I would love to win a photo session. I would have it at our home in S.Wales of my family. :-)

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  17. It would be a family photo shoot outdoors somewhere during Autumn. I love the colours of autumn and always do a shoot with Alex but have never managed family photos yet!

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  18. I'd love to have a family photoshoot in a similar location with a pretty background - these photos are gorgeous!

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  19. Margham Park would make a lovely backdrop for some pics :)

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  20. Absolutely beautiful photos. The one of your daughter swirling in the dress is so gorgeous, really captures the moment. But they are all just stunning!

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