Family Portrait Photography at Stowe National Trust

Relaxed outdoor Family Photos

Tomorrow I’ll be heading to the byLumiere HQ for family portrait photography training making my third month – WHERE HAS THE TIME GONE? – of training with Kate Hopewell Smith.

Last month we had speed light training and also headed out to the very beautifull National Trust park in Stowe and met with a gorgeous family, the McPherson’s for a family portrait photography training session. I spent a short period of time with them before I photographed a very loved up couple afterwards for a couple of hours. Kate and Brent were on hand for the entire time offering advice and guidance.

Photography Training

I’ve been investing in myself again this year with not only photography training but also business mentoring. After looking at various (and there are lots!) companies which offer both, I decided to meet with Kate Hopewell-Smith. After an initial meeting and discussing my business and how Kate’s experience can help me, I decided this was the place for me.

The Family Shoot

The McPherson’s consisted of Mum and Dad and two lovely girls. And as you can see all the pictures are in front of this amazing blue door, which I fell in love with (as much as you can fall in love with a door!).

It’s the entrance to the tea rooms at Stowe but makes a brilliant place for photography. They had picked out lovely outfits for themselves, and importantly coordinated colours but still stayed true to themselves as a family.

I am super pleased with the results and I hope the family are too. All the images from the day taken and edited by me will be passed on to the family.

If you are interested in modelling for Kate and Brent’s training days I would suggest following their Facebook page to see any opportunities.

I would LOVE to capture gorgeous family portraits for you! Get in touch!

Laura xx

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  1. […] As my training continues with Training By Lumiere, December saw us meet a gorgeous couple from Bromsgrove near Birmingham who are also photographers and videographers; Jessica Rapheal Photography and FuzFilms to photograph a classic and timeless wedding photography styled shoot. They came down to the ByLumiere HQ and we headed out to again to the National Trust park in Stowe. Last month I blogged about my training with Training ByLumiere and a gorgeous family we met at Stowe to photograph. […]



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