As a photographer, there aren’t that many times in the year that I have to take holidays, or little breaks away. I’d been looking forward to heading to Whitehall Farm in Devon for about six months. Back in March last year a little baby was born and I took pictures for a Premium Birth Announcement. After that session a family shoot was booked in just before this family upped and left Switzerland to go and live with mum’s parents on a farm in Devon, UK. The little boy in this family and my little girl are pretty much the same age, there being only a month between them. The last few weeks that this family were in Basel, we took advantage of the outdoor pools in Basel, at which time the pair got to know each other a little better.
Reunited on the farm they had lots of fun together and are already looking forward to seeing each other again in the Spring, Summer, Autumn and hopefully Winter. I plan to head on over for all seasons to create a catalogue of images for the farm over the course of a year. This is a massive lifestyle change, to which this family seem to have fit very comfortably into. It’s an amazingly well run and tidy farm. I was really very impressed and loved being there the time I was. David and Lyn have done an amazing job with it over the past 20 years. The Gotland sheep don’t make an appearance in this post, but these photos were all taken at the farm as well.
On top of the farm life, mum has come from a great career as an Architect, working on some amazing projects such as the De Young Museum in San Fransisco. The Farm currently has two holiday cottages that are let out throughout the year. Over time, expect to see a couple more holiday lets appear that will be nothing short of spectacular. With a location like this and a design mind like hers, I just can’t wait to see what develops.
But for now, here are the little ones as they were most of the time, holding hands:
Maia feeding the chickens:
Maia meeting a horsey:
Catching up with the kiddos:
This little one has grown lots since I last saw her:
Kicking around a ball in the yard – I had no idea Maia’s ball skills were so great!
Smut, the farm doggie:
The dead oak in one of the fields:
Arriving at the local beach with a trilogy of colours against the blue sky:
On the local beach, where Maia got a boot full of sea water when we got a bit too close to a big wave: