Jersey photographer: a family photoshoot at Grantez headland
Grantez headland in Jersey is an absolute gem of a spot. It’s a wild and atmospheric area of maritime heathland above St Ouen’s bay, with gorgeous pine trees that look like they have weathered many storms, and sweeping views down to L’Etacq. The site is owned by the National Trust, and I’m told they hold amazing sunset concerts at this spot in July, which I am determined to see this year.
As a family photographer that has recently moved to Jersey, I’d never come across Grantez headland until Jess and Matt suggested it for their photoshoot with their three boys. Having lived on the island all his life, I was so grateful to Matt for his local knowledge in sharing this spot with me. I really am spoilt for choice on this island!
Jess and Matt had not had any professional photos taken since their wedding, and now had three gorgeous blonde little boys in tow. So we set out to capture a fun-filled and natural photoshoot with the three boys doing what they do best - charging around in the outdoors :-)
On the day of the photoshoot Mother Nature gave us a bit of a surprise with seriously dark skies and 46mph winds rather than the sunset we had expected. The family however, being lovers of the outdoors, were not deterred. We had to work quickly in the fading light, and in the end captured some windswept shots that are quite different to the norm, but which I think are dynamic and fun!
I fell a little bit in love with this family - their passion for Jersey, their sense of adventure and their handsome little ‘wildlings’. With thanks to them for letting me share my work.
If you have a favourite spot in Jersey you love to visit with your family, and would like one of your adventures there captured, I would love to hear from you!