Outdoor child photography Essex | Summer photo shoot fun!

The sun is shining, ice-cream vans are singing their tunes and people are flocking to parks and beaches for days out; summer is here!

So, I am extremely excited to announce that I am now offering outdoor child photography sessions in Essex. Summer photo shoots are always an absolute pleasure for me to photograph, especially with beautiful backgrounds provided by Mother Nature herself. It’s the perfect way to capture your little one’s childhood moments as a beautiful keepsake.

These outdoor photo shoots will be 40 minutes long and the cost includes 2 professionally edited images of your choice in a digital format. Choose from 4 beautiful locations in Essex: a shoot with beautiful views at Hadleigh Castle or country park, a stunning field of bright sunflowers, a woodland fantasy in Thundersley or seaside vibes at Leigh Beach.

Please note that not all of the mentioned locations are available for all summer dates and prices vary:

Hadleigh Castle/Country Park - Available all summer - £60

Sunflower Field - Exact dates to be confirmed, estimated 15th July - 20th August - £65

Pound Woods, Thundersley - Available all summer - £60

Leigh/Canvey Beach - Available all summer £60


I love capturing natural shots of your little ones getting lost in their own world of make-believe, especially when outdoors and surrounded by nature. You really do get a completely different feel to the studio photo shoots and the gorgeous views give that extra special touch to the photographs. Let your child enjoy the great outdoors and capture their pure joy and freedom in beautiful images.

But why let the kids have all the fun? These photo shoots are also ideal for families and teen or adult portfolios. Check out my gallery for inspiration and examples of my recent work that can be done outside.

I had a lot of fun hunting down these lovely spots as it made me discover beautiful outdoor photography locations in Essex that I had never known about before. These stunning locations will transport you to the countryside setting of your dreams, all within a short drive and captured forever on camera.

I can’t wait for my summer photo shoots to begin! Essex, you have done me proud with all your beauty.

Where possible, I would always advise booking your child's outdoor photo shoot up to 2 weeks before the preferred date in order to secure your slot. So why wait? Get in touch and book your summer photo shoot session in Essex today. You can get in touch by filling out the contact form or sending me an email at lwp@laurawhitchurch.co.uk. We can discuss our ideas for the shoot and any other services you may be interested in.

Laura Whitchurch Photography is available for summer photo shoot bookings now and is located in Benfleet, Essex, easily accessible from Rayleigh, Woodham, Maldon, Leigh-on-Sea, Thundersley, Southend, Billericay and Chelmsford.

You can also check out my other professional photoshoots in Benfleet, Essex for cake smashes, child modelling portfolios, fine art portraits, and promotional business shoots. All are available for booking all year round.

Don’t forget to stay up-to-date with all the latest news and offers on my Facebook and Instagram pages.

Laura Whitchurch