Peak District Family Photographer – Solomon’s Temple, Grin Low Hill, Buxton

Angela and Matt had received one of my photo shoot vouchers from a friend and were keen to book her lifestyle session. We settled for early Autumn and the location couldn’t have been better. Solomon’s Temple is on the edge of Buxton but in the heart of the Peak District National Park.

We had scheduled a morning shoot but the weather was not kind and it was raining very hard, so we decided on a last minute time change and kept our fingers crossed that the afternoon would be better. It was still raining a little when we met up at the cafe in the car park, so we all donned our waterproofs and set off through the woods. Naomi and Toby were running ahead and keen to show me the sights.

As we came out of the woods, the rain was still coming down as we set off to Grin Low Hill, it’s all up hill from now but with Solomon’s Temple in view we kept going.┬áThe tower was built in 1896 to replace an earlier building by Solomon Mycock, a local farmer. Solomon’s Temple is on a site of ancient importance and centres on an ancient burial mound. An archaeological dig revealed several Bronze Age skeletons with some later Roman items. It’s a popular place but the poor weather helped us as most people must have stayed indoors and we only came across a few hardy walkers on our trek.

After a few shots inside and on top of the temple we took in the views over Buxton and beyond. Apparently on the horizon, Mam Tor and Kinder Scout can be seen but the visibility wasn’t great for us. Naomi and Toby didn’t let the wet grass stop them performing some spectacular rolls down the hills. After a few bumps and scrapes we walked back through the woods to the car park and we were finished.

Everyone had a great time and we ended up with a set of photos that captured an hour of this family’s life. If you would like something similar in the Peak District or anywhere else then why not check out the lifestyle family prices page.

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