Woodland adventures in Warwickshire

November 22, 2016

Children sitting on garden bench smiling as they show off their homemade scarecrows


I don’t just photograph weddings, I also love spending time with families and children, shooting them messing around and being fun, crazy kids.

… If you go down to the woods today you’re in for a big surprise face full of leaves!!

So now that the crazy fun summer season is done and dusted what is a wedding photographer to do with herself?  With the Warwickshire countryside throwing up this beaut of an autumn vibe, what better thing to turn my lens to than a woodland adventure snapping these little corkers?

Children in the autumn woods with their dogs

Liz England; mum of JJ and Charlie, runs the fab and bustling  “Fit2Dance” dance school in Leamington Spa.  All out of ideas for the usual Christmas presents, she decided it would be cool to get some fun shots of the kids in their gorgeous farmland.  So, at the weekend I spent a chilly afternoon on a farm best know for its Christmas turkeys (that’s a whole other story!) catching fun memories of this pair ready for family Christmas gifts.

JJ is a gymnast and dancer and had no hesitation showing off all of her awesome tricks; cartwheeling to her heart’s content.

Teenage girl does kartwheels next to her tree house in the woods

Meanwhile cheeky Charlie, the typical boy, just wanted to make sure he threw as many leaves on his big sis (and me) as possible!

Young boy with cheeky smile as he throws leaves

The lucky pair have an EPIC adventure play wood at the farm, complete with rope swing over a stinky swamp, pirates bridge and full on 10-year-old’s-dream tree house.  It seems having a builder for a dad comes in quite handy in the woods!!

Children play on rope swing next to woodland tree house

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Children playing with leaves in a woodland tree house Boy sweeping leaves off the edge of a tree house onto his sister Children in the woods balancing on a log smiling and giving thumbs up Boy in the woods balancing hanging from a log smiling Children in the woods balancing on a log laughing Children in the woods sitting on a log smiling Children in the woods balancing on a log

Teenage girl hanging from rope ladder in woodland treehouse Young boy grinning with excitement in woodland play house

Children playing with and kicking up autumn leaves Children kicking autumn leaves Children rolling and playing in autumn leaves

The kids also loved showing me their vegetable garden complete with homemade his and hers scarecrows … too cute!

Children sitting on garden bench smiling as they show off their homemade scarecrows Children sitting on garden bench smiling with their homemade scarecrows in the foreground

And last but not least, there’s nothing quite like a duck’s bottom to get children (and their photographer) giggling!

Children next to pond grinning at the sight of duck's bottoms

Thanks guys – what a fantastically fun filled afternoon.

If you like what you see and you have kidliwinks that you’d like to catch in the same way, why not give me a shout using the form below?

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Where am I based?

I photograph and film fun, relaxed, non-traditional weddings  in Devon (where I now live), Cornwall and throughout the UK (including quite a lot in Warwickshire - my original home).  Wherever you are getting married, if you're a fun couple planning a relaxed wedding I'd love to work with you!  Please get in touch.

I also travel all over the country to work with inspiring business folk for my sister company Firefly Productions

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