When we met to plan the session, Sam chose Stansted Park near Rowlands Castle as the location for the shoot - and I'm super glad she did!  We even had some regular visitors to the park to show us around - Sam's family! Her step mum and little brother and sister came along and pointed out some of their favourite spots.

With only a couple of weeks to go till Sam's due date so things were getting a wee bit exciting! 

The grounds and gardens really were stunning and we had such fun hunting around for different spots for a variety of images. We explored the different settings the park had to offer. From the stone pillars on the facade of the house...

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... to the bluebell woods...

...to rolling countryside...

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... and the walled gardens.

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What a blast this session was - Sam was such a breeze to shoot and was happy to jump into any ideas for setups I had. She even came prepared with some props - check out the knitted Harry!

 

It was just a great shoot with the added bonus of finding a new gorgeous portrait location! We really are spoilt for choice down here on the south coast. With gorgeous parks like this, loads of beaches and more, I don't think we'll ever run out of new places to explore!