3 of London’s Best Photoshoot Locations | Family Photography

Feb 13, 2023 | Family Photography

What are the best London Family Photoshoot Locations? If we are heading outside your home, we are certainly spoiled with many wonderful outdoors locations dotted around London – many of which look like they’re actually far away in the countryside.

If you’re still looking for some family photography inspiration, look no further than my top 3 West London family photoshoot locations below!

London Family Photoshoot Locations: 1. Chiswick House & Gardens

Chiswick House provides such a beautiful and elegant backdrop to any West London family photo session. The villa itself is a beautiful example of 18th-century British architecture and was designed by the architect Lord Burlington. It was inspired by the classical architecture of ancient Rome and Greece, and was designed as a celebration of the Enlightenment and the ideals of the Age of Reason. The house and gardens have been used as filming locations for a number of movies and TV shows, including “Bridget Jones’s Diary,” “Pride and Prejudice,” and “Downton Abbey.”

The location is a popular spot for picnics, walks, and relaxation. It’s easy to spend hours wandering around the stunning grounds and landscaped gardens. It makes for a wonderful family day out and there are plenty photo opportunities everywhere here – as well as a playground and cafe!

London Family Photoshoot Locations: 2. Fulham Palace & Bishops Park

Another grand location for both indoor and outdoor photography is this beautiful Grade I listed building with medieval origins. It was the residence of the Bishop of London for over 1,300 years, from the 7th century until 1975. The palace is surrounded by 13 acres of beautiful gardens, which include a walled garden, a botanical garden, and a 19th-century chapel. The gardens also feature a number of historic trees and plants, including a 500-year-old oak tree.

The Walled Garden has some stunning cherry blossoms around April time, wisteria in late April to early May and other romantic corners to enjoy year round. The palace also hosts a number of family-friendly events and activities, including craft workshops, storytelling sessions, and nature walks.

Finally, it’s also a brilliant location if the British weather doesn’t quite play ball – we took some beautifully moody and ethereal photos on a recent shoot indoors!

London Family Photoshoot Locations: 3. Italian Gardens, Hyde Park

Hyde Park offers countless spots for a family photoshoot in London. The Italian Gardens are a beautiful and tranquil oasis located in the heart of Hyde Park in London. They were designed in the 1860s by the architect James Pennethorne, and feature a stunning array of fountains, sculptures, and ornamental flower beds. The centerpiece of the Italian Gardens is the large circular pool, which is surrounded by ornamental basins and a series of intricate water jets. The pool is home to beautiful water lilies and other aquatic plants, and is a popular spot as a London Family Photoshoot location.

I met up with a lovely mum of two last spring to capture some motherhood portraits together. As the family live by close by and spend a lot of time around the gardens and the park itself, it was not only a stunning backdrop but also a place that’s particularly meaningful to her and her children.

Specialising in London family photography, I will be glad to share recommendations on where we could head for our photoshoot together.

Get in touch to plan your perfect photoshoot.

I am based in Chelsea, London. Specialising in lifestyle maternity, baby & toddler, and family photography, I cover Central and West London, such as Kensington and Chelsea, Hammersmith and Fulham, Wandsworth, Battersea, Clapham, Richmond, Westminster, Mayfair and Notting Hill. Please do still get in touch if you live outside of these areas but would be interested in a family photoshoot together. Not quite ready to book? Follow me on Instagram and let’s stay in touch.


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