Family portrait photography in Manchester (The Ashcrofts)

March 5, 2014

At the end of the summer, I spent a great couple of hours with Henry, three generations of his family (parents, siblings and nephew) and their gorgeous animals. The shoot was a present to his mum for her birthday, and they very much wanted their cats and dogs to be an integral part of the photographs – as a pet owner myself, I completely understand how these little guys work their way into your heart and are very much part of the family! It was such good fun, full of giggles, and really enjoyable to shoot something a little different to usual. As requested, I got a few family ‘formals’ (as always for me, not TOO formal!) then spent the rest of the time getting some lovely candid shots as the family all relaxed together in the garden. I really enjoyed it and think this shows in the pictures. So if you fancy a family shoot with me, don’t be frightened to bring your pets along, everyone is welcome, fur or no fur!

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If you’d like to book a similar shoot for you or your family, please do get in touch and I’ll send you a brochure!


  1. Cassandra Lane

    These are great Anna. A really lovely take on the family photo shoot. I wouldn’t be able to resist cuddling those kitties!

  2. Inta

    These photos are so alive! Beautiful work! (That cat doesn’t seem to be impressed though) 🙂

  3. Caro

    Oh my god!!! The cat pictures!!! Can’t even decide which one of them is my favourite! Brilliant brilliant photos Anna! X

  4. Amy Barton

    Wowsers … what an awesome set of piccies! As FAB as always Anna 🙂

  5. michelle

    brilliant! love these. x

  6. Michelle

    Gorgeous and brilliant! xxx

  7. Chris Scuffins

    Ahh, these are brilliant Anna. Love the grumpy little cat on the stairs.

  8. Lisa

    Everytime you post I am in awe. These are amazing and the cat pictures are perfect.


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