Family photography in the evening sun

An evening family photography session in the woods with sunlight through the trees


I’m so excited to share some images from this recent evening family photography session. Laura is a brilliant photographer herself, so it was flattering to be asked to photograph her family. There is always a level of extra pressure creating images for another photographer! However, it did also mean that we were on the same page in terms of choosing the best time of day for the photographs. We decided that an evening photography session would work best. Happily, we managed to get the most beautiful evening sunlight for their family images, which added something incredibly special to the session.

I arrived at home with them as the girls were finishing their tea, and I absolutely loved the chance to photograph the family getting ready! All that excited energy, with the children leaping around in the bedroom, giggling and hiding on the bed and just having the best fun together. It’s always a real pleasure to photograph a little bit of normal family life at home, and I love the chance to include this in a session.

Then we headed out to the nearby Blackdown Hills to make the most of the evening sunlight. Laura and family love spending time here. I always love it when a photography session reflects the places that families already love. It adds an extra dimension to the images when they are taken in places that mean something to you as a family. It was brilliant fun! We explored the woods, built pretend campfires and toasted imaginary marshmallows. After exploring a bit more, we rolled around on the grass telling stories together as the evening sun set. It was a wonderful family photography session, and I’m so pleased that we chose the evening for our shoot.


A young girl and her mother smiling and getting ready in a bathroomA toddler sitting on a window sill with wooden shuttersA young girl laughing as her mother tries to dress her in a bedroomA father and daughter sitting on a window seat in front of shuttersA toddler leaping onto a bedA toddler laughing as she pulls back the duvet cover on her sisterTwo young girls laughing and playing together on a bedA young girl laughing in a bed with pink beddingA mother and toddler smiling together whilst getting dressed on a bedTwo young girls laughing and playing together in a bedroomA young girl jumping off a window ledge in a living roomA family walking through woodland with golden sun peeping through the treesTwo children peeping through a fence at a lake in evening sunlightA mother holding her laughing toddler in the airA mother and daughter cuddling in golden sunlightA family exploring the woods in evening lightA young girl exploring woods with a stick in her handA young girl peeping through a stick houseA family in the woods in evening light, gathering sticksA family in the woods in evening light, with an imaginary campfire and sticksA family in the woods in evening light, with an imaginary campfire and sticksA family in the woods in evening light, with an imaginary campfire and sticksA young girl exploring woodlandA young girl smiling with a stick in her handsParents with two young children walking through woodlandsFather chasing his laughing daughter down a woodland pathwayA young girl with arms wrapped around her father's neckTwo children laughing and crawling over their mother in a meadowA father and daughter laughing and playing together in a meadowTwo parents and children laughing and cuddling in a fieldA family of four laughing and cuddling together in a fieldMother and daughter lying in the grass together looking up at the skyA man with his arms wrapped around his young daughterA family playing on grass togetherTwo young sisters sitting in a field together with sunset behindA young girl dancing with the sun setting behindA toddler girl smiling in a field at sunsetA family walking together across a field as the sun setsA family holding hands and swinging childrenA family cuddling together in a field


Find out more about evening family photography

Have a look at more family images that make the most of the evening light. You can have a look at this evening family photography session on the beach:

A family photography session at the beach in evening sunlight

Or this session in the early evening around the fields in Somerset:

An evening family photography session on the Somerset hills


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I’d love to hear what you think of these images, so do leave a comment and let me know! If you are interested in booking a family photography session for your own family then I’d love to hear from you. Please do get in touch and let’s chat about options.



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