These gardens have been lovingly restored by volunteers (The Friends of Eastcote House Garden’s) and an enormous amount of restoration has been completed on The Stables and The Garden’s Cafe. My children refer to the walled garden as Mr. McGregor’s garden from Beatrix Potters much loved Peter Rabbit books.
Eastcote House Garden’s is a fabulous location as there are many different aspects to the environment allowing for clients galleries to be so varied.
On the day of the shoot the weather did not look promising. As with all photography weather plays a big part in capturing great images. However, we proceeded and the children didn’t seem to notice the drizzle. Parita has the most photogenic family and capturing their beauty and character was easy. Accept the children were pretty fast on their feet so getting great shots of two fast preschoolers was an enjoyable challenge – my trainers and Fitbit were put to good use that day 🙂
We played in the garden and explored the log steps by the river Pinn. A lovely footbridge crosses the Pinn and connects the gardens with an ancient water meadow. This is beautiful place for picnics in the summer and a place to take a stroll and watch the wild life. In fact it was just here that I spotted a King Fisher in early spring of this year!
The children enjoyed playing Pooh sticks and collected different autumn leaves. We spoke about all the different coloured leaves we could find and compared all their shapes. With all this activity the session flew, the weather held out and we got lots of candid shots of the family playing and interacting together as well as some more traditional family portraits.
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