A couple of weeks ago, Gemma Wilks invited me to photograph her family on a Sunday morning walk. They live on the edge of the New Forest and this time of year is perfect for colourful shots in the woods.
Setting out from their village, we crunched over decade’s worth of dead leaves and beech mast.
Their first stop was to look at some toadstools growing on a dead tree trunk.
It was also the occasion for hide-and-seek. I just love this expression from Gemma’s daughter!
She and her brother also loved my reflector:
A brief group shot on a log didn’t quite work in terms of getting the youngsters’ attention, but it was a nice moment nonetheless.
Then it was on a rope swing, which both children enjoyed.
Their dog was clearly enjoying his run through the Forest, too!
The turning point in our walk was a road that Gemma suggested as a good backdrop. Here, the children are running towards me, clearly enjoying every moment.
A lull in traffic enabled us to get the shots Gemma envisaged:
Then we turned back across the Forest to the road back to their village:
I got lucky as Gemma’s daughter skipped along…
The children were keen to be photographed on the green. I was happy to oblige.
It was a great morning out; I was pleased to spend time with Gemma and her children, not forgetting the dog.
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