So many families book me in the summer for their portraits. But really it doesn’t matter what time of year you choose, every season is makes a beautiful backdrop for a great set of family photographs. These were taken a little while ago on a late November day in the Lake District at a lovely hotel called Overwater Hall. An early flurry of snow had dusted the ground and it was fresh and frankly cold. But the love and laughter that happened when these lovely people came together to celebrate a grandparent’s birthday was enough to warm my heart and to create a relaxed set of images. And as always, involving the pets, makes for a fun and lively shoot.