On the Gruffalo Trail for Jane and Ben's Essex Engagement Shoot

For Jane and Ben's engagement shoot we decided to head over to Thorndon Country Park in Brentwood for some lovely autumn photos.  Jane brought along her son, so we decided to follow the Gruffalo Trail, finding all the carved characters in the woods featured in the books by Julia Donaldson and Axel Scheffler. 

The rain of the previous days had gone, but had left behind lots of big puddles for Jane's son to play in so it was a good job he had his wellies on.  It was lovely to spend time with the family before their big day, and to capture some family photos as well as couple portraits.

We are really looking forward to spending the day with them again this weekend when we capture their Christmas wedding at the beautiful Maidens Barn.