I was in no way ready for this summer to end. I mean it was lovely, and it was full, and I don’t feel like we missed out on anything. I just wasn’t ready for it to be over. My son is the perfect age right now, and it was so fun taking him exploring, throwing rocks, going sailing, and seeing new places. I also completed 2 triathlons this summer, an olympic distance and a sprint. Something I enjoyed a lot more than I thought I was going to. I’m making plans for next spring/summer and setting goals to help me improve during the cold (dark) months.
But that’s just it. I really struggle with the dark months. More than the rainy weather, the short days bring me down. It cuts into our outside playtime. It closes that window for photographing outside. I count down until the days start to get longer again, and I celebrate on December 21st.
Along with being a full summer, it was also awash with lots of family sessions here in the forest. I’ve been so busy wrapping up summer I haven’t had time to blog them all individually. So I thought I would share some favourites in one post. Summertime in the New Forest is nothing short of magical, and photographing families is one of my favourite things.
This gorgeous place has the best natural backdrop. Each of these shoots was basically a relaxed day out. Little ones are so curious, so I can follow them around and get great candid shots. Occasionally they get a bit shy and want a cuddle, which also makes for beautiful photos.
Autumn is beautiful in the forest as well. Warm scarves, cute boots, red and orange leaves, and a little chill in the air. Get in touch to book your New Forest family photography session before Christmas.