The Best Places For Spring Family Photographs in South West London

spring family photos in south west london

Spring is one of the most popular times of year for outdoor family photographs, and with good reason. Mother Nature puts on a fantastic show during the spring with all of the gorgeous spring flowers and greenery we see, and these make a wonderful backdrop to family photographs.

Every year I photograph families outdoors at my mini session days, and choosing a beautiful backdrop for these photographs is always top of mind.

In this article I’ll share five beautiful locations for spring family photos in South West London and Surrey. 


The Isabella Plantation, Richmond Park

The Isabella Plantation is beautiful all year round, but really comes to life during the spring with stunning, brightly coloured azaleas in bloom, alongside magnolia, daffodils, bluebells and rhododendron.

The Royal Parks also have a brilliant ‘Monthly Plant Diary’ online, where you can see more about which plants bloom in the Isabella Plantation during each month of the year.

See some photographs from a spring family photo shoot in the Isabella Plantation here.

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Kew Gardens

Kew Gardens has over 5 million bulbs planted, giving it one of the largest displays of spring colours in the country, so you are sure to find a beautiful backdrop at whatever point you visit the gardens during the spring.

As well as all of the daffodils and crocuses that you’ll see bloom from these bulbs, there is also the bluebell walk and the stunning blossom-filled Cherry Walk.

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Bishops Park and Fulham Palace

Bishops Park and neighbouring Fulham Palace are both home to beautiful displays of purple wisteria, which makes a wonderful backdrop to photographs.

Both gardens are also home to daffodils, and in Fulham Palace gardens you’ll also find magnolia, bluebells and crocuses.

The Woodland Garden, Bushy Park

The beautiful Woodland Garden is home to beautiful displays of blossom during the spring, along with plenty of daffodils and bluebells. You’ll also find magnolia, rhododendrons and azaleas as you explore.

See some photographs from a spring family photo shoot in the Woodland Gardens here.


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Osterley Park

Beautiful Osterley Park in West London is well known for it’s bluebell displays around the long walk and the Great Meadow.

During the spring you’ll also find that daffodils and primroses in bloom and that some colour has started to appear in Mrs Child’s Flower Garden, although the peak colour can be seen here in the summer.


Over to you

I hope that you’ve found this article helpful as you plan your family photo shoot. 

I run family mini sessions through the year, in beautiful outdoor locations in South West London and Surrey. You can find out more about booking a session here:

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Clare Murthy

Clare Murthy

I’m a newborn, baby and family photographer working with families from South West London and Surrey. I specialise in timeless, natural photography with no props or unnatural posing. I photograph babies at my studio, and families in beautiful outdoor locations. I'm based on the Surrey / London border, close to Hampton Court.
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