Festival of family: Queen Elizabeth Park family photos, Masterton Wairarapa


two children sitting against a circular sculpture, Queen Elizabeth Park, Masterton, family photographer

"Great relaxing REAL photos." -Shelley, September 2020


"There will be 3 families (us, sis and brother in law and the in laws). It's my mother in laws mothers day prezzie. Just a tad over due!" We had a fun-filled afternoon capturing Shelley and her extended family portraits.


Shelley suggested Queen Elizabeth Park in Masterton as the location for their outdoor family photos, as it was a special place for her in laws growing up.


Her biggest fear was "getting all the family together". Congratulations Shelley: everyone including siblings, parents and four children were all in the same place at the same time! Victory!


We met by the public toilets (everyone knows where they are!) and wandered in the rose garden. The kids played with their ball for a bit in the gorgeous golden light. We then took some family group shots on the grass before heading over the bridge. The kids wanted to climb everything including a picnic table, a tree and circular sculpture! It was super sweet: wee Abigail saw her big cousins Joe and Alex climbing and wanted up too. Walking back over the bridge and across the lawn to the cars brought on a bought of piggy back rides.

Shelley said of her family photo experience: "amazing, she is great, so understanding and makes it fun and enjoyable and relaxing". Thank you so much for your kind words. I'm so pleased you guys had as much fun as I did!


If you'd like your own Lucalia Photography documentary-style family photos in the Wairarapa, please do contact me.

extended family walking in , Queen Elizabeth Park, Masterton, family photographer
children walking in front of family at Queen Elizabeth Park, Masterton, family photographer
children playing with a ball at Queen Elizabeth Park, Masterton, family photographer
little girl with white lace umbrella Queen Elizabeth Park, Masterton, family photographer
mum helping son climb down from a monument Queen Elizabeth Park, Masterton, family photographer
children climbing on a statue with mum,  Queen Elizabeth Park, Masterton, family photographer
two boys sitting on statue being watched by grandparents Queen Elizabeth Park, Masterton, family photographer
mother and daughter in afternoon light Queen Elizabeth Park, Masterton, family photographer
boy playing with stick near sculpture Queen Elizabeth Park, Masterton, family photographer
girl wearing pink dress pointing towards the light Queen Elizabeth Park, Masterton, family photographer
boys playing during family photos Queen Elizabeth Park, Masterton, family photographer
children climbing a tree in winter with grandma Queen Elizabeth Park, Masterton, family photographer
children climbing a tree with nanna looking on  Queen Elizabeth Park, Masterton, family photographer
girl looks out from tree brances Queen Elizabeth Park, Masterton, family photographer
mum and daughter near lake Queen Elizabeth Park, Masterton, family photographer
two brothers climbing on a sculpture Queen Elizabeth Park, Masterton, family photographer
dad helping his two sons climb  Queen Elizabeth Park, Masterton, family photographer
family climbing circular sculpture Queen Elizabeth Park, Masterton, family photographer
little girl with arms up with brother Queen Elizabeth Park, Masterton, family photographer
brother and sister sitting on a sculpture Queen Elizabeth Park, Masterton, family photographer
children walking over bridge Queen Elizabeth Park, Masterton, family photographer
cousins piggyback Queen Elizabeth Park, Masterton, family photographer
dad with his daughter on his shoulders Queen Elizabeth Park, Masterton, family photographer

If you'd like your own Lucalia Photography documentary-style family photos in the Wairarapa, please do contact me.


Lots of love, Sarah xx

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