Tyler Family's Christmas Session | Hertfordshire Extended Family Session | Grace Elizabeth, Colchester, Essex Alternative Wedding and Lifestyle Photographer


This might just be the biggest family I have photographed in one go!

When my friend (and amazing photographer!) Emily asked me to take her family portraits, I was so over the moon! It is always such a privilege when another creative (especially a photographer!) asks you to take photos with them, and this would be a lovely session to take some more for the family album.

So, just after Christmas, I trekked along the M25 to Cheshunt to photograph all 24 of them - and a dog, too! It was a super chilly day and things were really touch and go because of the weather, but as anyone will know, getting all of the family together is never an easy task, so we went ahead no matter the weather!

Although many of my family sessions are more focused on mixing candid moments with more structured photos (especially when little ones are involved), this session was mostly all about the ‘stand and smile’ kind of photos, which I actually really enjoyed - it felt a bit like shooting the formal photos at a wedding!

I worked with each branch of their family tree, from Emily’s grandma, right down to Emily’s two little ones, and everyone in between, to ensure that every person could go home with a photo of their family from Christmas 2018. I thought that was so lovely!

Thank you Emily and Richard for having me take your family photos this Christmas, it was lovely meeting you all!!

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Much love as always,

Grace xo

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