You wouldn’t believe these photos were taken in the middle of January! When the lovely Lydia first got in touch to book a family shoot for her mum’s birthday, she was a little worried about what the weather might do on the day. I don’t think either of us expected the most glorious sunshine for the shoot! It was amazing.

Lydia’s family travelled to Harrogate from all ends of the country, so it was really important to get some special family photos of everyone together. There were 11 people in total, which is for sure the biggest family shoot I’ve done to date! We even had chance to recreate some old baby photos which was just hilarious. It wasn’t as easy as we initially thought to get everyone in the right places!

Despite the sunny weather, the wind was a little bit wild. You can PROBABLY tell from the windswept look in most of the photos! Everyone was so brilliant though, and battled through with smiles on their faces.

We even got Dolly the dog involved for some super cute shots! Lydia really made me laugh when she said that her siblings were all with their partners for the shoot, but Dolly was her date instead!

I absolutely loved this shoot. Lydia and her family made me feel so welcome, and even the January weather surprised us all! I’ve been posting a lot of wedding stuff recently but family shoots are still such a special part of my job!