Longleat Forest, Wiltshire

Heaven’s Gate in Longleat Forest is a stunning location for family photography. Located in Warminster, Wiltshire, and just a few miles from Frome in Somerset, Heaven’s Gate is set beautiful woodland, with paths that open up into a stunning clearing overlooking sweeping hills and Longleat House and gardens.

I was lucky enough to be commissioned to take photographs of cousins Ollie, Noah and Ruby at Heaven’s Gate just a couple of weeks before Christmas. We were right in the middle of a cold snap, with temperatures only just over freezing. Despite the cold, the weather was perfect – blue skies and frost still visible on the grass and leaves.

Outdoor family photo shoots are a great way to capture images of children. There’s plenty of opportunity to run and play in between more posed photos. During this particular shoot we even managed to get some action shots of the family as they took advantage of the rope swing – so we ended up with a great mix of portrait shots and more candid moments. Have a look at my outdoor gallery to see more shoots on location.


Lucy x


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Lucy McGrath is a photographer based in Wiltshire, near Bath, specialising in family, portrait & wedding photography

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