Walkden Gardens Autumnal Family Shoot

I have a few favourite places for portrait shoots. Worsley Woods is perfect ofr a real outdoorsy adventure with fallen trees, carved wooden animals, knarled roots and a secret meadow. Dovestone Reservoir is a mixture of wild countryside with purple heather and huge boulders, and serene reservoir with boats with colourful sails bobbing on the water.

Walkden Gardens is definitely in my top 5. It is easy to get to, just off the M60 motorway. There is free parking and the gardens are small but varied. Perfect for lots of contrasting portrait images and not too arduous on little legs.

It doesn’t matter what time of year you come, there is a photo opportunity. In Autumn there are still lots of colourful flowers about, but also the carpets of autumn leaves.

So this was where I recommended Luisa and Chris have their family shoot. They brought along their son, the very adorable Arthur, who was shy for all of 5 minutes before he discovered the delights of the park.

 Walkden Gardens Autumnal Family Shoot  walkden gardens autumnal family shoot toddler cuddling mum and dad

Shy cuddles with mum and dad.

walkden gardens autumnal family shoot toddler holding mum and dad's hands

He loved taking mum and dad for a walk amongst the trees.

Walkden gardens autumnal family shoot toddler holding parents hands in stripey fox jumper

Walkden gardens autumnal family shoot toddler in stripey fox jumperHow adorable is Arthur’s stripey fox jumperWalkden gardens autumnal family shoot family kneeling on lawn

We took advantage of the last of the colourful flowers in the more formal part of Walkden gardens.

Walkden gardens autumnal family shoot toddler walking on grass

Arthur is so pleased with himself-walking is still a novelty. 🙂

Walkden gardens autumnal family shoot toddler on rustic wooden bench

A rustic bench that is just the right size for a toddler to have a little rest.

Walkden gardens autumnal family shoot toddler in hedge maze Arthur’s favourite part of the park. The low hedge maze. We really had to prise him away from here. He was in his element  peeping over the hedge and brushing all the leaves with his little fingers.

Walkden gardens autumnal family shoot

Super cute family shoot. If you would like to book a family shoot of your own please do not hesitate to get in touch. I can also offer portrait gift vouchers for that special Christmas present.