Celebratory Beach Family Session | Thomson Family | Cudmore Grove, East Mersea | Grace Elizabeth, Colchester, Essex, Devon, Suffolk And Norfolk Alternative Wedding And Family Photographer


When Rebecca reached out to me to book a family session to celebrate her mum’s birthday, I was so overjoyed! In a million years I would never have thought to have booked a family session to celebrate a birthday myself, but the fact that Rebecca did this was just so wonderful, and it’s something I am seeing more and more of you doing!

On the evening of the session, I met up with Rebecca and her husband, along with her parents, her brother and his daughter and two of the family’s dogs, one of which was very elderly and such a sweetheart. We headed to my favourite haunt, Cudmore Grove in East Mersea, somewhere I spent a lot of time as a child with my grandparents. It’s always lovely sharing it with new families in the hope that they too might spend time together there in the future and hopefully pass it down for more generations!

I also always love Cudmore Grove because the five to ten minute walk to the beach itself from the car park gives us a chance to all get to know one another. By the time we were at the beach front, it felt like we had all been friends for ages, which always bodes well for a good family session!

We mixed the family session up with both formal and candid photos, which was really sweet because as much as I love candid photos of everyone enjoying themselves, the structured family portraits always hold their weight in gold and are so timeless. It’s rare that as families we have photos together other than at family events such as weddings, so it was a lovely idea!

So, without further ado, here is a little snippet into what we got up to that sunny evening!

Thank you so much to you the Thomson family, for booking me for such a special event, you were all wonderful!

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Much love as always!

Grace xo 

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