Hello everyone. Today I would like to share with you great family gathering portrait session we did on Gullane beach. I’m Midloathin family photographer and run A-Fotografy studio.

60th birthday photoshoot on East Lothian Gullane beach
Beautiful 60th birthday photoshoot gift for granny

Joanne contacted me to ask if I do larger family gathering portraits. She was looking for a nice 60th birthday photoshoot as a present for her mum. Their favourite place was Gullane beach and since it is my favourite beach near Edinburgh as well, it was easy to answer yes. Summer is my outdoors portrait photography season and I spend a lot of time there. Sometimes I joke that I should live on that beach :)

family 60th birthday photoshoot gift

I was not worried that there would be quiet few children as when you photograph outdoors you can control better what is happening. We all decided that we want to make this very relaxed experience and have as much fun as we can. We had 3 separate families to photograph and of course birthday lady.

Here is what Anne said about her experience.

“When my children suggested having a family photoshoot done to celebrate my approaching 60th birthday I was both excited and nervous – the whole family are not together all that often, and there are quite a few of us including 5 children aged between 7 and 11 months! How were we ever going to get everyone in one place and all looking their best?

Then Joanne found Armands who not only did family sessions but did them outside where the children (big and small) could run about and have fun – and we could do all this at one of our favourite places for family gatherings – Gullane beach!

The weather was kind to us and we all had a great time from start to finish, resulting in the most perfect gift Grannie Annie could wish for.  Wonderful photographs and happy memories – I am so proud of my beautiful family! Thank you Armands for making it such fun and capturing it so well.

Best wishes
Anne “

Check out the rest of her beautiful birthday photoshoot portraits

I love creating family portraits. These become very special as the year’s pass. Family heirlooms and memories. If you are planning your own family gathering or birthday photoshoot, please check out my family photography information page.

Thank you for coming along. Check out some of my other family photoshoots here.