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Worth Abbey a family photoshoot

I was so excited when this family chose the grounds of Worth Abbey for their family photoshoot. We found a beautiful meadow which proved to be such a great location!

This family were given a gift voucher for their family photoshoot. We chose a date during the Summer holidays to meet at Worth. As always, I started the photoshoot with the more formal whole family portraits. Bodie the dog joined in some of the pictures too!

Some photoshoots work especially well in black and white – this was one of them! The contrasting shades of the lighter tops, darker bottoms and Mum’s dark hair work well with the straw coloured grass. If you are keen on having some black and white images do mention it before your shoot and I’ll give you specific clothing advice beforehand. After your shoot I’m happy to convert some of your gallery into black and white so you can see what they look like.

Next we moved onto the smaller family and sibling groups. It actually started to rain at this point but we took shelter under the tree until the rain stopped.

Mother and her children sitting in the grass during a Worth Abbey Family photoshoot

Father sitting in the grass with his two children during a Worth Abbey Family Photoshoot

Brother and sister sitting in a grass meadow during a Worth Abbey family photoshoot in Sussex 


The light shade underneath the tree provided beautiful light for the individual portraits.

Mum wanted an updated headshot for work so we took that at the end.



I love taking a picture of the family walking away – it always works so well as the final image in an album.

Family walking away from the camera in a meadow during a Worth Abbey family photoshoot

After the shoot the family chose a selection of wall frames to display their images. Here’s one of my favourites.

Do get in touch if you’d like family photoshoot in near Worth Abbey or elsewhere in Sussex – I’d love to hear from you!

A note on Worth Abbey

Worth Abbey is a community of Roman Catholic Benedictine Monks near Crawley in West Sussex. The Abbey was founded in 1933 and is home to Worth School.