Summer Beach Family Portraits

Recently I headed to Southwold beach with Ben, Sarah & Emily to capture some summer beach family portraits. The sun shone and the setting was just beautiful. It's difficult to think this picture perfect setting is in the UK!

The Boxall Family

We were really excited for the photoshoot and hoping for nice weather being on the beach but I don’t think we needed to have worried as the photos would have been fab rain or shine.  

I’m normally awful at having my picture taken and worry so much it shows in my face but Gemma made us feel so relaxed and knew exactly what would work to create fantastic photos.

We felt so chilled out after the shoot and obviously looking forward to seeing the final shots, which have come out better than we could have ever imagined.


Emily had a fantastic time, we were really pleased at how well she behaved which was helped with how relaxed Gemma made the shoot with Emily taking everything in her stride and even posing on her own for the camera.  Nothing felt awkward, forced or stressful which made for some amazing pictures. Our advice for other parents getting their children photographed would be don't push them, don’t stress that they won’t look how you want as they will feel the stress and act up on it.  We wanted the shoot to be as natural as possible so just played with Emily and let her take charge in some ways so she was happy and relaxed.

'We had a lovely time and enjoyed the whole experience but the pictures were better than we could have ever imagined.  Absolutely perfect'

We would 100% recommend Heels & Horseshoes, so relaxed and the pictures have come out fantastic.  A great experience which we will do again!

Behind the scenes

It's not too late to book your family photoshoot for summer 2017, simply send an email to