Dedham Extended Family Session | McPherson Family | Grace Elizabeth, Colchester, Essex Alternative Wedding and Lifestyle Photographer


This extended family session was truly special, and let me give you a bit of background as to why…

Laurel Beth first got in touch with me when I was shooting a wedding in December, and her enquiry was just so sweet that during my meal break I had to reply! She told me that she and husband Ryan had moved to the UK back in spring last year for work, and that this was meant to be their first family Christmas apart. Having experienced having long distance family and relationships myself, I totally knew how she felt. However, as I read on, I was so overjoyed to hear that her family had planned to fly from Tennessee to the UK to spend Christmas all together - how precious is that?!

So, after a few exchanged emails, we were all set, and a few weeks later on Christmas Eve, we all met up in the lovely Dedham, an Area Of Natural Beauty. Despite it being pretty much on my doorstop, I had never photographed there - but I absolutely will be from now on! It was so lovely to meet and photograph them all, what a sweet family! I made sure to photograph them all together, and in each of their family groups, which is what I love so much about extended family sessions. They never intimidate me because they’re just so much fun! Oh, and not to mention, Laurel Beth asked if it was okay if their fluffy dog Piper came along too… Of course I said yes! As you’ll see, she wasn’t quite so crisp white for long though… A big river and a fluffy dog = an irresistible temptation!

I absolutely adored taking their photographs and it is really so amazing to me the way that the internet can quite literally bring people from opposite corners of the globe together. What a special job I have!

Thank you, McPherson family, for having me take your family portraits, it was so wonderful to be a part of your time together!

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Love always,

Grace xo

If you scrolled this far, then yes, this little guy is indeed eating a chicken nugget - gotta do what you gotta do to get the shot ;)

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