BLUEBELL AND WOODLAND MORNING SESSION AT NORSEY WOODS | SHIANNE MERCER PHOTOGRAPHY.

Kayleigh was bought one of my family session gift vouchers for her birthday present back in 2018 and with the awful winter weather we waited until this spring for her session. When Kayleigh contacted me to book her session she was hopeful to do a bluebell session, I had never done one before so looked for a location that was suitable for us both, plus the kiddies!

I came across Norsey Woods which is a small woodland in Billericay and infact many photographers were offering their ‘bluebell session’ services there so I thought okay, it must be a great location and specifically for the bluebells too, that will work out amazing!

Upon arrival I was met by Kayleigh and her two little darling children in the car park area. Driving into Norsey Woods I see the bluebells close by the entrance to the woodland so we headed straight there.

Okay, warning here everyone. I’m still unsure whether it was bluebell related but the amount of bugs, spiders and creepy crawling wasn’t great and become slightly uncomfortable. I’m not one to sweet talk things, it really wasn’t good and I’m glad I was wearing my Dr M’s. However the kiddies and Kayleigh was in summer footwear because we had great weather which probably thinking now wasn’t the best idea but we was unaware of the bugs so we made it work.

The bluebell area was beautiful and our smallest little one had an absolute field day! I carried a log from the side into the middle of the area for a seating place but as children do, they much preferred to play with twigs anything else they could find on the ground. Children don’t always like to play ball and that is totally fine. My sessions are to be complete free and encourage children to explore. I will capture them however and whichever way I can. It makes it all the more fun and plus, I love being outdoors too!

Shortly after we went over to the opposite side of the woodland where there was giant logs, trees you could climb in and wooden benches. We as away from the crawlies but certainly not the exploring. Children really are just so happy to be out in the open. After getting a dance show from the eldest and tree climbing from the youngest, its fair to say I think they enjoyed themselves!

On the plus side Kayleigh absolutely loved her photos and left me a beautifully kind review for my services.

I got a voucher for my birthday for a lifestyle photoshoot with Shianne and she did not disappoint! I had an image in my head of what I wanted and honestly the pictures have come out better than I expected. My darling children did not want to play ball for the best part and if you look through the pictures, no one would ever know. Shianne interacts with the kids and gets them doing things that somehow manage to get them to smile and she snaps those oh so perfect pictures that I had really wanted. I would absolutely recommend Shianne, shes an absolute star and so very talented!

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