A Hot Easter Weekend | Natural Outdoor Family Photography | Bath, Somerset


I met a gorgeous fellow Mum of a toddler the same age as my little boy at a playgroup a few weeks back. We got chatting and I told her I was a photographer and she said ‘no way! I’ve been looking for a local family photographer to photograph us!’ Sometimes the stars align.

We had our family shoot outdoors in the Bathampton Woods in Somerset over the Easter weekend and it was boiling hot! Unusually hot for that time of year and after lots of running and jumping around and blowing bubbles, we all got very hot and sweaty.

 A little toddler girl blows bubbles in a meadow in Somerset sitting next to her two parents during this relaxed, unposed family photoshoot in Bath, Somerset.
 A little girl is swung high in the sky by her parents a sthey go on a walk in Somerset during this family natural outdoor photo shoot.

We meandered down to the wood and it provided us with some shade from the sun. It also created beautiful dappled light through the trees which made for beautiful images in amongst the tress and moss and bluebells. It felt like we were in Rivendell from Lord of the Rings, I was waiting for Liv Tyler to gallop through the trees on a white horse. This was such a beautiful setting for a natural family photoshoot and could be a wonderful location any time of the year.


Their daughter is only 2 but walked so far! She loved blowing the bubbles with her parents and picking up sticks and leaves. Its so heart-warming and heart wrenching at the same time seeing how inquisitive these little people are about the simplest and smallest of things. We seem to lose our curiosity and wonder for the world as we become adults.

 A little girl reaches up to touch bubbles her mother is blowing as the family sit amongs bluebells in a wood in Somerset for this relaxed, unposed family photoshoot in Bath, Somerset.
 A family of three sit amongst bluebells blowing bubbles in a beautiful outdoor setting for this relaxed, unposed family photoshoot in Bath, Somerset.
 A family of three climb over a stile in a wood in for this relaxed, unposed family photoshoot in Bath, Somerset.

Walking through the trees it became clear to me the incredible bond between these three and how much these images mean to them. I am always so flattered that someone likes me work enough to want to book a photo session with me, but even more thrilled when they love the images they get from it!


We are utterly thrilled with these!! I knew you'd do a wonderful job! It was so impossible to choose!! Thank you so much for all your work, your style really is beautiful and it was a real joy looking through these. We have already printed and framed a lot of the photos. They are all over the house and we love them! Thank you so much!! “

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I am Jess Cheetham, an award winning family photographer based in Bath, Somerset. I specialise in documentary style photography that is unposed, natural and real. Every single family is unique and therefore each shoot I do is different and brings new surprises, emotions and memories. I am honoured to be invited into your lives and capture some of your most private and intimate moments. These sessions are beautifully intimate and respectful and aim to capture you as family in the most authentic and connected way. 

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