This photo shoot was with my lovely bestie Lynne, her (now) husband Neil and their two yummy children Ava (big sis) and Ella (little sis).

At the beginning of the year Lynne asked if I would I come to Edinburgh and do them a family photography shoot in the Botanic Gardens.

Erm, let me thi……yes, yes and YES I thought. 

Edinburgh is one of my favourite cities, Lynne is one of my favourite people so it was a no-brainer.  But the biggest YES was because Neil was the most reluctant man I have ever come across in terms of having a family photoshoot.  Like he was super dead against being in front of my camera.  It got to the point where he would go and sit in his shed when I visited (not really but I could see he wanted to).

Lynne had cajoled, begged and pleaded to get Neil to agree to a family shoot.  His siblings both had them and the men reassured Neil it was good fun, and really easy and he should just go for it. 

But nope, nothing would budge the Neilster. 

Then something truly awful happened.  Ella ended up in hospital, in special care and was very poorly for a few days.  She got better quite quickly I’m pleased to say but had inadvertently created a Hollywood ending to Lynne’s plight to get a family photo shoot.

And guess how Neil found it?  Yep it was absolutely fine!  Though when I saw him recently and asked if he wanted to book a yearly shoot I was unable to decipher what he muttered under his breath…

It was a really great day with a fabulous family and here are some of my favourites.

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Family walking | Botanic Gardens Edinburgh | Family photographer Durham | Angela Fenwick Photography-2

Young girl in black and white | Botanic Gardens Edinburgh | Family photographer Durham | Angela Fenwick Photography-2

Family walking along path | Botanic Gardens Edinburgh | Family photographer Durham | Angela Fenwick Photography-2

Family walking along path | Botanic Gardens Edinburgh | Family photographer Durham | Angela Fenwick Photography-2

Toddler walking along path | Botanic Gardens Edinburgh | Family photographer Durham | Angela Fenwick Photography-2

young girl looking over fence | Botanic Gardens Edinburgh | Family photographer Durham | Angela Fenwick Photography-2

Toddler looking through fence | Botanic Gardens Edinburgh | Family photographer Durham | Angela Fenwick Photography-2

Family walking | Botanic Gardens Edinburgh | Family photographer Durham | Angela Fenwick Photography-2

Toddler on path | Botanic Gardens Edinburgh | Family photographer Durham | Angela Fenwick Photography-2

Family walking | Botanic Gardens Edinburgh | Family photographer Durham | Angela Fenwick Photography-2

Girl in black and white | Botanic Gardens Edinburgh | Family photography County Durham | Angela Fenwick Photography-2

Dad holding toddler | Botanic Gardens Edinburgh | Family photographer Durham | Angela Fenwick Photography-2

2 girls walking | Botanic Gardens Edinburgh | Family photographer Durham | Angela Fenwick Photography-2

Family walking | Botanic Gardens Edinburgh | Family photographer Durham | Angela Fenwick Photography-2

2 girls walking over bridge | Botanic Gardens Edinburgh | Family photographer Durham | Angela Fenwick Photography-2

Family on seat | Botanic Gardens Edinburgh | Family photographer Durham | Angela Fenwick Photography-2

Girl in black and white | Botanic Gardens Edinburgh | Family photography County Durham | Angela Fenwick Photography-2

Young girl in black and white | Botanic Gardens Edinburgh | Family photographer Durham | Angela Fenwick Photography-2

Family walking | Botanic Gardens Edinburgh | Family photographer Durham | Angela Fenwick Photography-2

Family walking | Botanic Gardens Edinburgh | Family photographer Durham | Angela Fenwick Photography-2

Family walking | Botanic Gardens Edinburgh | Family photographer Durham | Angela Fenwick Photography-2

A family walking | Botanic Gardens Edinburgh | Family photographer Durham | Angela Fenwick Photography-2

Botanic Gardens Edinburgh | Family photography County Durham | Angela Fenwick Photography-2

2 little girls walking along path | Botanic Gardens Edinburgh | Family photography County Durham | Angela Fenwick Photography-2

Mother and little girl in bushes | Botanic Gardens Edinburgh | Family photography County Durham | Angela Fenwick Photography-2

Toddler walking in bushes | Botanic Gardens Edinburgh | Family photography County Durham | Angela Fenwick Photography-2

Toddler | Botanic Gardens Edinburgh | Family photographer Durham | Angela Fenwick Photography-2

Family at Botanic Gardens Edinburgh | Family photographer Durham | Angela Fenwick Photography-2

Girl looking through window | Botanic Gardens Edinburgh | Family photography County Durham | Angela Fenwick Photography-2

Planting | Botanic Gardens Edinburgh | Family photography County Durham | Angela Fenwick Photography-2

Planting | Botanic Gardens Edinburgh | Family photography County Durham | Angela Fenwick Photography-2

Planting | Botanic Gardens Edinburgh | Family photography County Durham | Angela Fenwick Photography-2

Planting | Botanic Gardens Edinburgh | Family photography County Durham | Angela Fenwick Photography-2

Planting | Botanic Gardens Edinburgh | Family photography County Durham | Angela Fenwick Photography-2

Toddler in black and white | Botanic Gardens Edinburgh | Family photography County Durham | Angela Fenwick Photography-2

Toddler in black and white | Botanic Gardens Edinburgh | Family photography County Durham | Angela Fenwick Photography-2

Family walking | Botanic Gardens Edinburgh | Family photography County Durham | Angela Fenwick Photography-2

Eating out in Botanic Gardens Edinburgh | Family photography County Durham | Angela Fenwick Photography-2

Eating out in Botanic Gardens Edinburgh | Family photography County Durham | Angela Fenwick Photography-2

Botanic garden pond | Botanic Gardens Edinburgh | Family photography County Durham | Angela Fenwick Photography-2

Toddler looking in water | Botanic Gardens Edinburgh | Family photography County Durham | Angela Fenwick Photography-2

Girl jumping | Botanic Gardens Edinburgh | Family photography County Durham | Angela Fenwick Photography-2

Toddler standing | Botanic Gardens Edinburgh | Family photography County Durham | Angela Fenwick Photography-2

Toddler smiling | Botanic Gardens Edinburgh | Family photography County Durham | Angela Fenwick Photography-2

Girls holding hands | Botanic Gardens Edinburgh | Family photography County Durham | Angela Fenwick Photography-2