Great photography locations in the Vale of Glamorgan

In the words of Kirsty and Phil – Location Location Location! One of the first things that I chat about with clients when they book a family photo shoot is where they would like to meet for their session. Sometimes people have a firm idea about where they want their images captured and sometimes they ask for a little bit of direction. Living in a very beautiful part of the world we’re spoilt with lots of options. From the gorgeous beaches, to forests, to walled gardens, to castles there’s loads of local beauty spots that will provide stunning backdrops.

I thought it might be useful to write a post with some examples of my regular haunts so that you can see what they all look like and maybe help you make a decision on where you’d like your shoot to take place.

Of course each season provides not only different weather but also changing landscapes. In the Winter you can wrap up in hats, scarves and gloves and go for a good old walk in the forest or on the beach. As Spring arrives, you’ll then have the choice of fields full of daffodils, bluebells and rapeseed as well as some gorgeous blossom trees. Onto the Summer months and then you can pretty much choose anywhere you like, the beach is always a popular choice, (especially Southerndown and Ogmore) as well the formal gardens of places like Dyffryn Gardens and the Physic and Old Hall Gardens in Cowbridge. There’s also loads of local meadows to romp through too. In the Autumn the countryside looks beautiful with a whole host of gorgeous Autumnal colours. Autumn shoots are great in places like Ogmore Castle, Hensol Forest, Cosmeston Lakes, Bute Park and the countryside around Castell Coch.

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Here’s just a few examples of gorgeous locations to share with you…

Beaches

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Family photo shoot in Hensol Forest South Wales

Family photo shoot in Hensol Forest South Wales

Family photo shoot in Hensol Forest South Wales

Family photo shoot in Hensol Forest South Wales

Family photo shoot in Hensol Forest South Wales

Family photo shoot in Hensol Forest South Wales

Dyffryn Gardens

Family photo shoot in Dyffryn Gardens South Wales

Family photo shoot in Dyffryn Gardens South Wales

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Family photo shoot in Dyffryn Gardens South WalesFamily photo shoot in Dyffryn Gardens South WalesFamily photo shoot in Dyffryn Gardens South Wales

Meadows and farmland

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Countryside photo shoot South Wales

Cowbridge Physic & Old Hall Gardens

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Around Castell Coch

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