The Maynards - photo shoot @ Ightam Mote, Kent

One of my recent photo shoots was all about family. With one half of the family living in America, this photo shoot was all about bringing Atlanta to Kent. And when that involves 6 children, 5 adults and 2 dogs it was always going to be a little chaotic and a bit of a challenge!

With the added pressure of time and a late start we started the shoot at the Igtham Mote - a wonderful National Trust gated Manor House with beautiful gardens. We took the shoot into the sunshine of the next day, the children playing amongst the grasses and wild flowers of the River Stour. 

Of course the children just wanted to run around and jump off walls and over rivers, so i photographed around them and managed to get some natural portraits and group shots and when your photographing children, it's much easier if have fun too, so that's what we did! 

In the end i think we got what we wanted and I'm sure the Maynards will look back fondly on the moments we captured together.