Outdoor photoshoot of Diana and her family - investigating a special Cambridgeshire woodland they come to every year.
~ The photos of Diana and her family ~
The story of a yearly adventure
Diana and her family go to these woods near their home each year. It's a special place full of opportunities to get lost, and to re-find your way. And, if you're very lucky you may even find the ultra-special 'Totoro' tree. The family wanted me to document their latest adventure here as a way of embracing their shared memories of this place. So take a look, and see if you can spot that fabled tree...
This is a photoshoot of family. But it is not a photoshoot of a family 'presenting' themselves to the camera. Instead, it focusses on what the family are discovering around them - whether that's the place they find themselves in (which I think is so vital to memory) or the very people they are spending time with. And during this shoot there were so many little discoveries that were made, and which I had the privilege to see and to document.
So what have we found?
During this half day woodland adventure session Diana, her lovely husband James, and her two kids found: nature, that James is excellent at naming bugs, the impromptu joy of picnics, local geological learning, Covid isn't always at the front of your mind when you are well prepared and acting safely, family bonding can happen with some dirt in your eyes, Diana is excellent at removing dirt from her kids' eyes, trees hold simply endless childrens' play potential, Diana's kids' hold simply endless play potential, mum and dad can enjoy some quality time whilst their kids are playing in the trees. Okay I will have to leave it there, but there were many more. So have a look below and see for yourself.
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