Family reunion photography – Oakhampton Park, Somerset
I had the pleasure of photographing a very large family reunion. The family had travelled from all over the world as far as the USA and Hong Kong. Some members hadn’t seen each other for 20-30 years whereas others hadn’t even met!
Anna, who organised the event and booked me whilst still in the USA, had picked a stunning venue for the reunion. Oakhampton Park had some lovely gardens that were the perfect backdrop for the family groups before the party. Flowers everywhere ensured there was plenty of colour and a very hot summers day helped too, although I did have to work fast so people didn’t overheat. I had to slap some sunscreen on too.
After the group photos I stayed for a couple more hours to capture candid photos of everyone as they enjoyed a nice buffet and drank wine and soft drinks inside and around the garden. I didn’t intrude on the relaxed atmosphere and discreetly moved amongst the group picking off photos as people were engrossed in conversation, laughing and playing games. Inside Oakhampton park was beautiful too, so by the end of the three hours I had accumulated a great deal of photos. A good selection of images were chosen from the day; another successful family portrait session.