Shifnal Family Photography – A Documentary Family shoot with The Bailey Family

I recently got to hang out with the Bailey family, in Shifnal, Shropshire. Casey Bailey is a writer, educator, performer and the current Birmingham Poet Laureate. I’ve followed Casey on social media for a while, so it was an absolute pleasure to head out to Shropshire to photograph him and his beautiful family at home.

The Baileys left Birmingham to relocate to the country not too long ago. They live in beautiful Shropshire (bit jealous if I’m honest). After our shoot I headed off to explore Ironbridge for the afternoon, including hiking around Ironbridge Gorge, a beautiful Unesco World Heritage site.

Birmingham Poet laureate Casey Bailey and Family

The results were amazing!

“Laura’s approach to this photoshoot was essential for us to see the great results that we did. We were immediately at ease, even our 3-year-old who is notoriously shy and awkward around new people. This meant we could focus on being comfortable in our space and Laura could capture it. The results were amazing!

Shooting at home

I love to start my documentary family shoots at home. I think it’s so special to be able to capture a little slice of your everyday life. It means you can look back and remember it. Things like your favourite book to read together as a family. Or where your small people like to play in the garden.

The Bailey Family’s shoot was no exception and we hung out at their beautiful home for a while. They spent some time reading together as a family, they showed me their garden and I got to check out their lovely playroom.

A favourite spot for a walk

After hanging out at home, we headed to a local spot where the Baileys love to go for a walk. It was really peaceful at the lake and we watched the boats and enjoyed some time in nature.

Shifnal Family Photography and family photoshoots across Birmingham and the Midlands

It was an absolute pleasure getting to meet the Bailey family and to spend some time hanging out with them. I’d love to come capture you and your family at home too. If you’re looking for Shifnal Family Photography or a family shoot in Shropshire, Birmingham or the West Midlands drop me a message.

Check out this slideshow from this shoot or keep scrolling to see all of the images in their full glory!

Images from a family shoot in Shifnal Family Photography

small boy with long hair on bed in Shifnall shropshire

beautiful black and white image of mixed race family with mum dad a toddler and a baby


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