Wiltshire Autumn Fun

October 11, 2013  •  2 Comments

Wiltshire Autumn Fun

 

Edwards autumn shootEdward dressed up for his Autumn shoot by Wiltshire photographer Barbara Leatham

Autumn shoots are the most magical

 

"Delicious Autumn! My very soul is wedded to it. And if I was a bird I would fly about the Earth seeking the successive Autumns" - George Eliot

 

There is something really delicious about Autumn, since I was a child I loved the idea of crunching the leaves that had fallen in the night on the way to school, that sharp crisp noise that comes from being the first one to step on the leaves that had dried - just for you.

Having leaf fights with family and friends, being buried up to your neck, building a den, or a nest for animals;  so that your hair is covered in the bits, but you know you had had a fantastic day. Later to snuggle up with hot chocolate, eating toffee apples and knowing that there was always the chance of a late hazy indian summer that allowed you to take magical walks in the woods.

The earthy smell as you take in the deep breath of autumn, filling your eyes with the magic of the season, the colours that change so quickly, seem to be fleeting moments of joy to remind us of the summer we had just had. And finding your heart filled with happiness, the sense of anticipation, that Christmas is going to be just around the corner.

Or when the rains come and there are puddles, no child can resist the urge to put their wellies on and go splashing, after all, your skin is water proof and wet clothes can always go in the washing machine, but your day will be filled with fun memories of making big splashes, loud squishing noises and the permission to be young and care free, even for a little while.

 

Meet Edward and his mummy Sarah

 

Autumn Portrait of Edward and Sarah SinclairAutumn Portrait of Edward and Sarah Sinclair Walking through the farmers field, exploring, jumping, having fun. Tilshead, Salisbury, WIltshire by WIltshire photographer Barbara Leatham

 

Edward is a gorgeous little man who lives with his mummy and daddy, and some chickens, in my village. He was just the excuse I needed to go out with my camera. Short notice, wellies on, hat on, snuggled up warm ready for anything, let the adventure begin.

 

exploring the autumn fieldsEdwards checks to see if it's safe to venture into the autumn adventure ahead By Salisbury photographer Barbara Leatham

 

The intrepid explorer checks to see if it's safe to go out....

...I spy a puddle, oh no!

 

Puddle jumpingEdward jumping in the puddle with he bright red wellies By Marlborough, Wiltshire photographer Barbara Leatham

 

Come on mummy

 

Mummy and son puddle jumpingEdward and his mummy jumping in the puddles having a splashing time By Wiltshire portrait photographer Barbara Leatham

 

Can we go this way, I see some more puddles

 

Portrait of Edward and a multi colour umbrellaAutumn Portrait of Edward - splashing and jumping in the puddles, with red wellies and a colourful umbrella, he's ready for anything By Salisbury based wedding photographer Barbara Leatham

 

You're safe mummy, I've got my umbrella with me

 

Autumn portrait shoot with Edward SinclairAutumn Portrait of Edward - with his red wellies and a colourful umbrella, he's ready for anything By Salisbury based wedding photographer Barbara Leatham

 

I'm off to feed the dragons mummy

 

Feeding the chickensAutumn Portrait of Edward - feeding the chickens By Wiltshire based portrait photographer Barbara Leatham

 

He's bought his friends, best get some more food!

 

Feeding the chickens with EdwardAutumn Portrait shoot of Edward - feeding his chickens in the back garden By Salisbury based portrait photographer Barbara Leatham

 

Gene Kelly moments

 

Edward doing Gene Kelly, singing in the rainEdward doing Gene Kelly, singing in the rain. Autumn portrait shoot by Barbara Leatham, based near Devizes, WIltshire

 

 

Autumn photo adventure with EdwardEdward doing playing in the garden during his autumn shoot. by Wiltshire photographer Barbara Leatham

 

Adventures don't have to be complicated, and they are only limited by your own imagination

 

 

It was a magical day with this gorgeous young man and his wonderful mummy. Thank you both for being such fantastic models.

I know that my love of autumn is starting to rub off on my children and I'm sure that I can't be the only one to think that Autumn is the most magical time of the year.

An autumn shoot is an adventure, a time for laughter, fun and happiness. The joy comes from sharing time with people that we love, seeing their inner child come out when they realise that autumn is a secret door back to their childhood. It allows us to be explorers, adventurers, autumn fairies, den builders, silly monsters, time travellers and mystical animals. You are only limited by your own imagination.

Don't leave it another year to find the time to have your adventure, and if you book me for your shoot I promise when I come along for your magical adventure I will capture it so that you can keep escaping back to your amazing day time and time again.

You can contact me now to arrange booking your autumn shoot, It's October 11th 2013, the next few weeks will be full of amazing colours, the following few weeks will have more leaves on the floor for those awesome leaf fights, the bit in the middle is the best of all!

 

Listen!
The wind is rising and the air is wild with leaves, we have had our summer evenings: Now for October Eves!

Humbert Wolfe, Poet 1885-1940

 

 


Comments

2.Michelle(non-registered)
Autumn has never looked more vibrant and fun thanks to your beautiful images Babs. Thanks for sharing your inspiring work. It makes this very chilly, grey Autumn evening all the better from where I'm sitting. Well done hun.
1.Joanne(non-registered)
What a lovely set of images they have. Lots packed in.
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