When this time of year comes round, I am often found outside, photographing children and families on location. If you’ve looked around this site a little, especially my children’s portraits portfolio, you’ll have seen what a passion it is for me to capture the colours of the seasons. As such, I have developed quite the knowledge for local beauty spots that photograph well.

What makes a beauty spot for family photography? Of course we will often go to a local natural reserve, or beach, or woodland. However, this is not always necessary, because I can find a gorgeous backdrop for your images literally anywhere. My studio is based in a new build estate on the outskirts of Basingstoke, land of the endless roundabouts and dual carriageways. And yet, I can count at least three stunning and much-requested locations for photos not five minutes away from my front door. It’s all about knowing your light at the right time of the day, and playing with angles to create the illusion of space.

I will, some day soon, write a full blog about unlikely locations to shoot family portraits, as it is a topic that I find quite curious and fascinating. But for the time being, I am here to share some beautiful images of this perfect baby girl – taken in early summer, on a little patch of meadowy cow parsley grasses just round the corner. Looking at these graceful summery images, would you believe that they were not taken on a field spreading as wide as the eye can see, but on a humble roadside? (scroll down for a pullback view of our location!)

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And here it is… Our pretty little spot for the day 🙂 Just goes to show, you don’t have to go very far to find the perfect location – you just need to take the right photographer with you.



I am a specialist newborn baby, children and family photographer based in Basingstoke and covering  Richmond, Winchester, Southampton, Reading, Newbury, Guildford, Farnham, London and cities and towns inbetween. My work is all about the simplicity and beauty of family love and connections. Find out more about my photo sessions at homein the studio or at a beautiful outdoor location near you; read about all the stunning ways you could display your family portraits, or simply contact me now to book your own, unforgettable family portrait experience.









Trenchmead Gardens
Basingstoke, Hampshire
RG24 9ST