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Places for Family Photo Shoots in Bristol

Capture the love, laughter, and joy of your family with unforgettable photo shoots in Bristol.


Whether you're celebrating a milestone, a special occasion, or simply wanting to capture your family altogether, a professional family photo shoot is the perfect way to do this. In Bristol, you'll find lots of areas which are great for family photography. From stunning outdoor places like the Clifton Suspension Bridge or Ashton Court Estate to indoor studios, like mine, there are endless options to choose from. From candid documentary shots that are great for kids who love to run about, to carefully posed portraits, there are lots of opportunities. Don't let your family moments fade away; book a family photo shoot in Bristol and create memories that will be loved for years to come.


Ashton Court Country Park in Bristol


I love doing family photo shoots in Bristol at Ashton Court Country park and mansion. With 850 acres of woodland and grassland and opportunities for daffodils and bluebells and the botanical gardens, it's a really lovely place for family photography.





Portishead Nature Reserve and beaches

As my photo studio is in Portishead, obviously I like to stay more local and Portishead is just brilliant for family photo shoots. Portishead is a little further towards to sea than Bristol but is still has a BS postcode and is roughly 15 minutes from Clifton.


When I book a family photo shoot in the studio and there are young children, I will often suggest a quick walk outside so the kids can let off steam and have a run about in the fresh air and so I can capture some more relaxed documentary photos to complete one big final gallery. Outdoor photography can also be great for bigger, extended families as my studio is quite small. It is perfect for a family of 4 or 5 but not for 10 or more!


I am on Redpoll Drive in Portishead, which pretty much is right next to the Portbury Wharf Nature Reserve - there is a duck pond, bridge, reeds, blossom, long meandering paths and lots of lush greenery.



a family photo shoot in bristol on the portbury wharf nature reserve in portishead


a family looking at their baby sat on the bridge on the portbury nature reserve in portishead


mother and daughter lying in the grass in portishead


mother and daughter standing next to buttercups and grass on the portbury nature reserve in portishead




We also have a few beaches in Portishead. They don't have deckchair or sand, but they do have lots of different textures, which is great for photography.

The beaches in Portishead are also great for headshots, especially around the rocks and steps near the RNLI building.



a man with a beard and folded arms leaning on concreate down on the beach in portishead


a couple on a beach in portishead, the man is holding a champagne bottle which is spraying


Importance of capturing family memories


Family is everything, and the memories you create together are priceless. As time passes by, these memories become even more valuable, reminding us of the love, joy, and laughter we shared. A family photo shoot is the perfect way to capture these precious moments and create keepsakes that can be loved for years to come, by your children and their children.

The images serve as a time capsule, allowing you to revisit those special moments and relive the emotions associated with them. Whether it's the birth of a child, a milestone birthday, or simply a desire to document your family's growth, a family photo shoot in Bristol will help you create beautiful memories that will be treasured for generations.


Oldbury Court Bristol


Oldbury Court is a beautiful estate, combining woodland and riverside paths with historic parkland and excellent children's play facilities. Only three miles from Bristol city centre, the estate is a great place for a family day out, featuring big green spaces and picnic areas, and is popular with walkers for its varied landscape and panoramic views.

There are lots of areas for family photo shoots and a beautiful river walk with hanging blossoms and leaves.



a blonde lady holding her baby he is wearing a blue hat, they are sitting on a log stump at oldbury court estate in bristol



a blond lady is holding her baby he is wearing a blue hat they are having a photoshoot at oldbury court estate in bristol


Choosing the right location for your family photo shoot


When it comes to choosing the location for your family photo shoot in Bristol, you are spoiled for choice. The city offers a diverse range of settings that can perfectly complement the style and personality of your family. Consider the following factors when selecting the ideal location:


1. Natural outdoor settings: Bristol is blessed with stunning natural landscapes that provide a picturesque backdrop for your family photos. Locations like Ashton Court Estate, with its sprawling greenery and beautiful manor house, offer a serene and timeless setting. The Clifton Suspension Bridge, with its iconic architecture and panoramic views of the city, provides a unique and breath taking backdrop.


2. Urban and architectural settings: If you prefer an urban vibe, Bristol's vibrant cityscape offers a multitude of options. The colourful houses of Cliftonwood, the graffiti-covered walls of Stokes Croft, and the bustling waterfront of Harbourside all provide interesting and dynamic settings for your family photo shoot.


3. Cosy indoor studios: If you're looking for a more controlled environment, then there is my photo studio in Bristol that specialises in family photography. My studio provides a comfortable and intimate space where you and your family can relax and let your personalities shine.


Remember to choose a location that resonates with your family's style and interests. The right location will enhance the overall aesthetic of your photos and make them even more meaningful.


The best family photo shoot locations in Bristol


Bristol offers a range of stunning locations that are perfect for family photo shoots. Here are some of the best spots to consider:

1. Ashton Court Estate: This expansive estate boasts beautiful gardens, a deer park, and a stunning manor house. The picturesque surroundings provide a classic and timeless backdrop for your family photos.

2. Clifton Suspension Bridge: As an iconic landmark of Bristol, the Clifton Suspension Bridge offers breath taking views of the Avon Gorge. The bridge itself provides a unique and dramatic setting for your family's portraits.

3. Stokes Croft: Known for its vibrant street art scene, Stokes Croft offers a colourful and urban backdrop for your family photos. The vibrant graffiti-covered walls provide a unique and dynamic setting that reflects the creative spirit of Bristol.

4. Harbourside: With its bustling waterfront, colourful houses, and vibrant atmosphere, Harbourside is a popular location for family photo shoots. The combination of urban and natural elements creates a visually interesting setting for your photos.

5. Brandon Hill Park: Located near the city centre, Brandon Hill Park offers a tranquil escape from the bustling city streets. The park's lush greenery, stunning views, and historic Cabot Tower provide a serene and picturesque backdrop for your family photos.


These are just a few of the many beautiful locations in Bristol that can serve as the perfect backdrop for your family's portraits. The key is to choose a location that resonates with your family's personality and style.


Book your family photo shoot in Bristol with me www.katieforshawphotography.co.uk/family



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