Family Maternity Portraits at Ashdown Park


Those of you that know me know how I LOVE to tell stories through my photography, and help document events in people’s lives. These photographs may not seem that important right now, but they are priceless in years to come, especially when there are children involved.

I have two boys, ages 6 and 5, and our family photograph albums are among their favourite books to look at. They love looking back on birthdays, holidays and events that they don’t quite remember, and they love even more looking at photographs from before they were born. Our Wedding Album is very much loved, when Daddy’s hair was brown and Uncle Dan had that funny hair cut!

So when Marie asked me if I would like to take some Maternity portraits of her and her young family, I of course said I’d love to. Marie married Andy last summer at the beautiful Ashdown Park, and my husband and I were lucky enough to be invited to enjoy the day as guests. It was a glorious day, with little Freya, their daughter, looking adorable as a flower girl.

So Ashdown Park was the ideal location to capture these portraits in, telling the next chapter of the Wright Family story, with Master Wright’s arrival due late spring.

Having spoken to Marie about her favourite places around Ashdown Park, the three of us took Freya on a little walk, played peekaboo on the bridge, visited the steps of the Summer House where Marie and Andy made their vows, danced on the pathway lined with daffodils, and even paid a visit to the Richard Towney Suite, and captured some portraits in front of the stunning stained glass windows that was the backdrop for their amazing wedding day last September.

For me, my clients having an enjoyable experience is as important as the beautiful photographs we create, and I’m happy to say we all had a truly magical time on our session.

This is what Marie had to say about our time together, which can be read on Google review…

“This lady is amazing!! Myself my husband and my 3 year old Daughter had the pleasure of meeting Rachel at our chosen venue for a pregnancy family photoshoot, at our wedding venue at Ashdown Park. Rachel arrived before us to check the venue out and got in contact with the venue to let them know. All stress taken away straight away. From the moment we got there Rachel was professional, fun and the passion she had for photography shines through. She spent the time to ensure she got the best lighting and most precious photos of us, natural and smiling. My little girl instantly fell in love with Rachel. She kept it fun for her throughout and really caught her true personality. I wouldn’t hesitate to use Rachel again, In fact we already have booked in with her when our baby arrives in a few weeks.”

Thank you to the lovely team at Ashdown Park for letting us visit your beautiful venue, to help carry on the Wright Family story.

I can’t wait to meet the next chapter, as I write this, due imminently!

With love, Rachel xx

If you would love a Family Portrait session to capture you and your family in beautiful images to be enjoyed for years to come, please click here for more information. I love to create portraits that are totally bespoke to your family and the places you love spending time, so if you have an idea, however crazy it might be, please get in touch, and let’s see if we can create some beautiful magic for your family!

And for more details about the beautiful Ashdown Park, please click here.

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Rachel Thornhill LBIPP LMPA  LSWPP - Beautiful story-telling photography and stunning wall art for fun loving people, Rachel is an award-winning professional portrait Photographer based in Lower Kingswood / Tadworth, Surrey, UK.    Tel: +44 (0)1737 244745     

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