Where to visit around West Sussex in the Autumn

Where to visit around West Sussex in the Autumn

Autumn Photography Sessions in Horsham

Can you believe the summer is over and its only 11 weeks today until Christmas!

BUT… between now and then is my favourite time.. Autumn.   Autumn photography sessions are one of my favourite family sessions because this season is just gorgeous. The light at this time of year is just stunning and it is the perfect backdrop for your family.

Autumn Photography sessions Horsham

Around Horsham and Crawley there are some lovely places to spend a glorious autumn day with your family or dog. I thought I would share a few of my favourites, plus a few of my dedicated followers have given me their ideas too.

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My favourite places to visit:

Tilgate Park, Crawley, is my absolute favourite park! No matter where I have lived no park has ever been as good as Tilgate.
Autumn Photography sessions Horsham

Not only is it absolutely stunning but there is so much to do.  Whether it is building dens and climbing the trees in the woods, walking round the lake and having a picnic or visiting the nature reserve. Other things to do here include Go Ape, play park, rowing boats, Smith and Western. It is so easy to spend the day here and is a wonderful place to tire out the children without spending a fortune. Parking is £1 per hour but all proceeds do go back into the park and for the nature centre it is only £4 for an adult and £3 for age 3-16yr olds.

Buchan Park is a place where I spend many days during my childhood climbing trees and having picnics.
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This is definitely a back to nature kind of place. There is ample free parking and its only a short walk to a beautiful lake and the perfect paths for kicking leaves or walking the dog.

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Sheffield Park this National Park is absolutely stunning in the autumn.

Family Photography Sheffield ParkThe colours around the lake are like no other. There is no tree climbing in the actual gardens but they do put on events for children to do throughout the year. However, there is a natural play area a short walk away and this includes a den area and soon to be replaced huge swing!

Southwater Country Park is another great park in the area.

The lake provides a great place for swimming and water sports during the summer and then year round is the Dinosaur Park. A great place to spend the afternoon with lots to entertain the children. In the summer it gets extremely busy with families picnicking either around the lake or in the dinosaur park but as the nights close in and days get cooler it definitely gets much quieter.Autumn Photography sessions Southwater Country Park

Petworth Park is another National Trust place which is home to hundreds of deer.

There is a paying car park (free for NT) which provides easy access to the park. It’s a beautiful place to sit and watch the deer or wander along the many paths around the park.

Wey and Arun Canal is not a park but it is a beautiful place to go for a walk

It’s lovely to see the canal boats and at Christmas you can even go one to meet Father Christmas. Canal boat River Arun

All of the above places are dog friendly, although most of them do require your dog to be on the lead.

I hope you like my list and feel free to message me with your favourite place

I will be running autumn mini sessions in various locations over the next few weeks so feel free to get in touch or like my Facebook page Claire Wilders Photography

MOTHERS DAY is coming… are you ready?  Let’s celebrate them all!

MOTHERS DAY is coming… are you ready? Let’s celebrate them all!

Mothers Day Photography sessions

 

Why are mothers day photography sessions important?  Let me ask you a question?  Are you one of the organised people that can think of awesome presents months in advance or are you the person that leaves it to the last moment?

Whichever you are, I can help…. because I am running photo sessions to celebrate Mothers Day.  We are all getting older and know that our parents won’t be around forever.  But do you have any recent photos of you and your mum? Or of you and your children? We all have the excuses, I want to lose weight, I hate having my photo taken but what if you didn’t have the photo to look back on? How would you feel?

You today are who your children will look back on and your mum today is looking her best.  Lets capture those beautiful memories with a Mothers Day Photography Session.   

 

Whether it is for:

Your own mum (or dad, if from a single parent family.. it’s a celebration remember), wife, girlfriend, nanny or grandma.  Daughter and her family or even just your children.  The choice is yours.

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Mothers Day Photography Session

 

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I have sessions available…

How does the session work?

This day is about celebrating all mums, regardless of the age of their children, and all the amazing thing they do for us.

Whether you would like a voucher to be given on the day so that you can come at a later date as a family… or booking it prior to Mothers Day so that you can give the gift on the actual day.  The choice is yours.  This is a celebration of mums so feel free to bring three generations of families.  I want your Mothers Day Photo Session to be memorable day providing wonderful pieces of art that you can proudly show on your wall for many years to come.

 

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Where are the sessions held?

Depending on your family size session can be held at your home, in my home studio or outside in the garden or local park.  When booking a session together we can discuss the options and which one will work better for your family.

Wall Art will also be available to purchase and will include a 10% discount to celebrate our mums!

 

Please click HERE   to visit the Family Photography page for more information.  If you would like to get in touch please mention Mothers Day.

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Sharing the love of the beach.

Sharing the love of the beach.

Meeting Katie for a newborn photo session part 1

 

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It was such a pleasure meeting Katie, as I work with her mum in my day job, so being able to capture some beautiful images of her daughter was very exciting.  What made it even better was the fact that we share a love of the beach so I was able to do my first themed photo session.  When I set this up I was so excited

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and I couldn’t wait for the day to come round when little Katie would come to my studio.

After lots of feeding we were able to settle Katie very well for her session but she did something that really made me work… she LOVED to sleep with her tongue sticking out.  It was a very endearing look and a memory that will make them laugh in years to come (I know because my own daughter used to stick her tongue out in the wind and we lived on Anglesey where it was ALWAYS windy so she constantly had a lizard tongue 😛😛) However, as cute as the little tongue was we decided we didn’t want it in every photo as it would be nice to have some of Katie looking beautiful without her tongue out.

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And we managed it.. We were able to poke it in just long enough to grab some peaceful photos before she put it back out.  It’s definitely made a funny session as we couldn’t stop laughing every time she’d poke it out, it was like she knew the camera was there and wanted to have some fun.

For this session I did it in two parts as Katie’s big sister was away so we did a family session at a later date and I’ll add the photos as soon as possible..

Soul Sisters Craft Fayre

What a busy month its been.  Everyone seems to be super organised and getting their photo session booked so that they’ll have some beautiful Christmas presents.

I, however, am hoping to buy a few gifts this weekend when I’m attending the Soul Sisters Event at The Haven Centre in Crawley Down.  I will be running mini photo sessions but there will also be gift stalls, dancers, father christmas, entertainment for the children and much more.  All stalls are held by local female businesses so come along and share your support and grab some presents on the way…

Excited and Nervous…

I’m so excited as I’ve just got off the phone with some lovely ladies,  who are running a Christmas pamper day in November.  It’s going to be in Crawley Down and I’m going to be running mini photo sessions throughout the day.

Its a family event with loads for the children plus lots for the parents too.

 

More details to follow but email me at clairewildersphotography@gmail.co.uk if you wish to put your child’s name down for a mini session.  I will be taking props for various ages from newborn plus setting up for a Christmas mini shoot too.

More details to follow 😃

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