Stockport portrait photographer – Reddish Vale lifestyle shoot
Brook and his family had contacted me a while ago about a photo shoot in Reddish Vale, Stockport. Brook and his brother Seth wanted to arrange a lifestyle family shoot for their mum’s birthday. The great British weather didn’t play ball though and this was third time lucky, after we rescheduled the first two appointments due to rain and snow.
Reddish Vale is a fantastic location for these types of photo shoots, for those who don’t know the area, it’s just enormous, in fact 161 hectares, I’m not sure how big that is but believe me it’s big.
We met up in the car park, five adults, three children, a baby and a huge poodle called Peggy. We started off in Sunnyside Woods and from there headed through the butterfly enclosure, unfortunately at this time of year it’s a little early for the butterflies to be out. The sun was out though and the children had their trendy shades on. As anyone who’s interested in photography knows, the sun can bring all types of issues when trying to find the perfect exposure but if you look for some open shade then you can’t really go wrong.
After leaving the butterfly enclosure and small pond we headed over to the main nature reserve in Reddish Vale. The children fed a few hungry ducks and swans and then we made our way to the viaduct for the last of the photos before we headed back to the car park. With a few bribes of sweets and ice cream we came away with a fantastic set of photos for this family to keep. No posing, no white backgrounds just the children running around doing what children do and that puts a smile on everybody’s face.
Anyway, I hope you enjoy this beautiful Stockport portrait shoot as much as I did, let me know what you think at the bottom of the page! And remember if you’d like something similar to this photo shoot then why not get in touch to arrange your own. Full details are on the lifestyle photography page.