Dartmoor has always had a special place in our hearts. My husband’s grandmother lived here for years; we got married here and walked up Haytor on our wedding day. We have lots of wonderful memories in this part of the world. To cut a long story short, France wasn’t working out for us as a family and we started looking at jobs in the wine industry in the UK. Although the wine industry is growing here, it’s still nowhere near what it is in France and our options were quite limited. It wasn’t until a good friend mentioned the idea of the wine shop being for sale in Chagford that things started to take shape. We didn’t know Chagford at all, we had only driven through it a few times, but it looked like a great little community and it was right in the moors - ideal. It looked like a good option. Fast forward a few months, my husband is in ‘his’ wine shop, our boys have made lots of friends and everyone has been so welcoming. So many people have asked why we chose Chagford over the south of France…sometimes it’s more about where your mind and heart is.
So this lovely friend, Liz…she has been so supportive of our businesses over the years that we have known each other, we are so grateful. She is always thinking of ideas to help us out, and one of the things she likes to do is lookout for beautiful locations for me to photograph in when she goes out running. She found a couple of orchards which she thought I would love to photograph. So I suggested we take her girls there one evening. We had to postpone a couple of times because of the good old British weather, but in the end, we had to settle on a date before the apples were all picked! And we couldn’t have been luckier with the weather - we had the most beautiful sunset. Aren’t her girls beautiful? And the styling for the session was just perfect.