I love maternity shoots but the truth is I don’t get to do them nearly as much as I would love to! So when Charli (who also happens to be the lovely lady behind my new website!) asked me to capture her and her beautiful family I was delighted.

As a family, they love nothing more than being outside at one with nature so Batsford Arboretum was a wonderful backdrop for us to get together and have some fun. Not one to miss out on the action, Shadow, the family husky also joined in with the fun and between me and you, I am not sure who I would say was better behaved – Aurora and Shadow both absolutely blew me away.

I loved everything about this shoot, from the complete trust they had in me to relax, try different things and just have fun, to the gorgeous location and autumnal colours the arboretum provided.

We climbed trees, had tickle fights and our own little rave for Aurora to rock out to! She is going to make a wonderful big sister to their new baby girl and I am so excited for our upcoming newborn shoot.

If you’re expecting your own bundle of joy I would be delighted to treasure this moment with your own maternity shoot – just get in touch.