Friday, 17 July 2015

A lifestyle photo shoot with Sally Langstaff

The lovely Sally Langstaff Photograpy has been photographing our family since we first met back in 2011 when we were just a family of three.  She did a family shoot followed by a fabulous engagement shoot for us and then shot our wedding the following year. 


Fast forward three years, we're a family of five and it was definitely time we got Sally to take some more shots of us as a family.  Sally isn't actually all that local to us but we managed to organise a date where she could do a number of shoots in Manchester all on the one day to make it worth her while.  I suggested we use Heaton Park as our location for the day as it's somewhere our children love to visit and I knew it would provide some gorgeous backdrops for the shoot.  Now at the end of March we were rather hoping for beautiful spring sunshine and blossom.  In reality, what we actually got was rain. And lots of it.  I honestly don't know how Sally managed to get the photos she did in between the raindrops.  We lost quite a lot of our shoot time trying to find the right spots to take pictures or waiting for the weather to improve which meant we missed out on a few shots I'd hoped for - pictures of Dave and I, of all the kids together or of Mich & I.  But the photos we did get are fabulous and I wanted to share a couple of my favourites with you now . . . 













I've got a huge space on the living room wall which I'm planning on filling with a selection of photos from the shoot - I just need to get round to making a trip to IKEA for all the frames!  I will, of course, share the finished display with you once I've got it all done! 
 

48 comments:

  1. I really love these photos, I want an outdoors shoot of all of us when Little E is walking.

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    1. I can't recommend Sally highly enough Pippa x

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  2. These photos are beautiful! I love the one of Ben kissing Chloe, so cute! x

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    1. I just can't wait to get them up on the wall!

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  3. What beautiful photos, I love to see families enjoying themselves. X

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  4. I'd love to do this one day, your photo collection is wonderful, I bet it will be a real pleasure choosing frames for these.

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    1. Yes I've got a huge spot on the living room just waiting for me to have the spare cash for printing and framing them!

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  5. gorgeous photos, you all looked so relaxed and at ease #triedtested

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  6. What stunning photos - lovely outdoor shots #TwinklyTuesday

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  7. I love the photo of you all working off on an adventure - just lovely #TriedTested

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  8. What beautiful pictures of you all! She is a very talented photographer. I like the one at the end with you and your daughter under the umbrella - really natural and fun :) #TriedTested

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  9. It's so nice when you find a nice photographer you can keep going back to - these are lovely photosx #TriedTested

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  10. It's lovely to get such natural shots. I'm not a big fan of studio based ones.

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  11. Stunning photos. I much prefer natural shots x

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  12. These are gorgeous. I'm not a fan of ones done in a studio, even though my mother in law is begging me to have some, I'd much rather have ones like this xx
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  13. These photos are gorgeous, the park was the perfect setting too #triedtested

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  14. what a talented photographer, and such wonderful memories. Its been so long since we had a family photo shoot maybe its time to think about another, Thanks #TriedTested

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  15. OH my goodness so cute and what stunning family photos you have. I love all these. Very talented photographer and captures I love the candid ones so much. #triedtested

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  16. Such lovely memories, we have had some family photos inside but never outside, definitely worth thinking about #triedtested

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  17. Those photos are just gorgeous! What a talented photographer x

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  18. I love the shot of you walking away. Such a beautiful picture. #triedtested

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  19. Such gorgeous photos. Lovely to have someone who has been with you every step of your life to take photos. It makes it extra special.

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  20. This looks great and such gorgeous photos. I really need to get some family photos done of my family soon. Feel like I have lots of photos in the house of my son but hardly any of Harlow. She's only 8 months but would be nice to have an equal ish number!

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  21. What gorgeous photos, it's so important to capture the different stages of family life and she has done that perfectly xx #TriedTested

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  22. These are lovely photographs. It's brilliant having the opportunity to capture your whole family and I love the fact that you've used the same photographer for your earlier pictures too.

    Laura x #TriedTested

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  23. What a fab collection of photos and yes great to go back to a photographer you trust. Shame the rain limited the photoshoot opportunities. Are they on the wall now? #TriedTested

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  24. Love those shots - especially the tulips just like Mummy's bouquet xx #triedtested

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  25. I love these photo's. Shame about the weather but it's lovely to have some of you all together. We always end up with only half the family because someone has to take the pic's. #TriedTested

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  26. I would never have known if was such a grotty day - your photos are fantastic. I love it that you chose colours to match the blog. Good planning!

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  27. I've been loving seeing these photographs across your social media for many months now you have a very beautiful family and as you know Heaton Park is a place that is very close to my heart. To get such a great selection of shots that capture your smiles so well must have been a difficult on such a rainy day but Sally has done a fantastic job!

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  28. What gorgeous pictures! I can't wait to have some family photos done when we have this baby :) xx

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  29. What a lovely collection of photos! It's always nice to have ones of you all together as a family. #TriedTested

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  30. You must be over the moon with the photos! They are so beautiful! :) #TriedTested x

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  31. These photos are beautiful, so cute and natural looking. I look forward to seeing them framed once you've been to good old IKEA!

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  32. Such lovely photos - it's a real treat to get professional shots of the family. We had our second done recent and I wanted almost every one! #triedtested

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  33. What a lovely photo shoot, the pictures are stunning, as are all of you.
    Wonderful memories to treasure x #triedtested

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  34. Beautiful photographs! I really hate my photo being taken so I haven't yet plucked up the courage to book a family shoot yet but its something I would love to do. Glad you had a nice day even though it chucked it down! :)

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  35. what lovely pictures, weve been considering a family shoot but our last attempt was a disaster! You obviously have a very brilliant photographer #triedtested

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  36. Lovely photo's and a lovely setting! Shame about losing time to the weather though, but looks like the shoot was definately worth it despite that. Really want to go to Heaton park, not been yet but here great things about it xx #Triedandtested

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  37. These photos are lovely! I keep meaning to have a family shoot sorted as we've never had one. It'll be nice to be able to have them as focal point in our hallway. #TriedTested

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  38. Lovely pics! I don't know about you but I generally find I'm not in many of our family photos as I'm normally the one taking the pictures, it would be lovely to have something like this done! x #triedtested

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  39. What lovely photos, especially the brother and sister one, how adorable!.
    We keep meaning to get one done. :) x #TriedTested

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  40. Lovely photos, she is very accomplished and I ams sure they will look brilliant in your living room. Thank you for hosting #triedtested

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  41. Absolutely beautiful photos; really lovely particularly seeing the children together. #triedtested

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  42. These photos are amazing, how wonderful. I really need to get some photos taken of Boo my husband and I, I keep meaning to but we never quite get round to it!

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