Autumn Family Photo Shoots in South Wales

Now September has arrived and we've all accepted that the flip flops and factor 50 suncream needs to be packed away for another year, we can console ourselves with Autumnal thoughts! You won't find a family photographer out there that doesn't love Autumn. The beautiful golden light filtering through the trees, crunchy leaves in gorgeous colours and my absolute favourites - chunky knits! So, it's time to don the wellies, dust off the coats and make the most of this lovely season.

Autumn is one of my busiest periods as a family photographer. There's something so special about it for families, the air is filled with adventure and the thought of long walks in the forest and hot chocolates by the fire (not to mention Strictly on the TV!). There are lots of stunning locations all over South Wales that look magical in the Autumn and I'm looking forward to the family shoots that I have booked in over the next few weeks. Time flies and I know that we'll all be soon on the countdown to Christmas so if you're thinking of booking a family shoot, now is the time to get a date in the diary.

If you love Autumn and want to capture your family at this special time of year then get in touch for a chat about a family photo shoot in South Wales.

Here's a few of my favourite Autumnal images.

Gem x

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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. So, here's some great photography locations in the Vale of Glamorgan!

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.

Find out more about booking your family photo shoot and browse my family portfolio.

Here's just a few examples of great photography locations in the Vale of Glamorgan...

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

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Family photo shoot in Dyffryn Gardens South Wales

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Meadows and farmland

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Cowbridge Physic & Old Hall Gardens

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Around Castell Coch

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South Wales Family Photo Shoot

I had a fabulous time out and about with the Marks family for this Autumn family photo session in Hensol forest. They wanted to get some photos of the children together. To show their lovely sibling bond. They adore each other and I was so pleased to be able to capture some of their family magic.

I've photographed the children since they were very little. But I've never had the chance to get Mum & Dad involved before, so I'm glad we got the whole family together for this one! Here's a few of my favourites from this family photo session.

Check out more of my family photoshoot in my family portfolio.

Gem x

Family Photo Session with Gemma Griffiths Photography in Hensol forest.

Family Photo Session with Gemma Griffiths Photography in Hensol forest.

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Forest Family Photo Shoot

My job isn't about taking the one perfect image. It's about capturing the love and interaction within each family. As you can see from these forest family photo shoot pictures, there was a lot of love to go around. I love how little Dylan looks at his Mum and Dad. You can see the love their eyes as they look at him.

Time flies by so fast and so I'm honoured to be asked to join a family and to capture their special moments together so they can look back in years to come and remember how they all felt. We had a gorgeous walk in the forest and lots of fun chasing bubbles, throwing leaves and even sitting next to a shiny red apple. A perfect forest family photo shoot.

See more of my work in my family portfolio and find out about packages on my pricing page.

Enjoy. Gem x

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Forest Photo Session

Ahh these two, or should I say three, are adorable. They were so cute together on our forest photo session.

This session was a pre-wedding shoot for Hayley and James (and Bernie) in Hensol Forest.

There was so much love in the air, it was an absolute pleasure to photograph them.

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Gem x

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