Cassiobury Park has got to be one of my favourite places in Watford for outdoor photo shoots. I’ve photographed lots of families and couples here over the years and one of my favourite things about this park is that every time I visit, I find a new spot to photograph. Tree lined paths can be used to frame subjects and the long grass near the paddling pools is a great spot for kids to play in the summer. There are other photographic elements that are completely unique to the park, like the red bridge that crosses the river Gade. Whenever I photograph families here, kids love the fact that there’s so much to do and so much space to run and play. Cassiobury Park also backs onto Whippendell wood which can be a little dark for photo shoots unless you find a clearing in the trees. If you like the idea of a woodland shoot, it’s best to wait until Spring when the bluebells are in bloom.
Family Photo Shoot at Cassiobury Park
Asiyah – 19th August 2022
Asiyah’s sister bought her a gift voucher when her daughter was born. Unfortunately, due to Covid restrictions, it was two years before we could book the session in but it was well worth the wait! As she lives in Watford, Asiyah really wanted to have the shoot at Cassiobury Park. I’m so pleased she took my advice and booked a photo shoot at golden hour – the light was perfect!
Asiyah really wanted to capture her kids just as they are so we ditched the awkward posing and focussed on capturing authentic, fun moments that capture their family connection instead. The boys loved being thrown up in the air by their dad and the love they all have for each other shines through in all the pictures.
If you’re looking for a Cassiobury Park family photographer, I’d love to hear from you.
Photographing Kids at Watford Park
Manisha – 10th December 2016
Manisha and her family had their portrait session on a chilly day in December. Shoots at this time of year can work really well, especially if there are still autumn leaves on the ground. The session took place at Cassiobury Park in Watford. I’ve worked here on many occasions but because there are so many great places to shoot, each session looks different.
Risha wore a gorgeous bright red coat which worked perfectly in the photographs. She loved being swung up into the air, playing catch with her dad and looking at the ducks. Cassiobury Park has a rustic green bridge which I’ve used lots of times to create an interesting backdrop.
Afterwards, we got some fun family photos with Risha on her dad’s shoulders and some great action shots as she was kicking the leaves in the air. I had a great time photographing this family and Risha did exceptionally well in front of the camera.