How I did it | Gamboling lambs at Fawsley Hall
I’m not sure who felt more joy in this moment. Me? Or these adorable little lambs?!
I was shooting a wedding at Fawsley Hall in the Northamptonshire countryside…
… Everyone had sat down for dinner and I ventured outside to relax for a bit. There’s a stunning view of the hills and lake across to Fawsley church which I love to soak up. It’s always stunning but especially so this time; with a field full of spritely spring lambs.
So I seized the opportunity to capture the season and setting of the wedding day.
This frolicsome threesome was standing mischievously on a tree stump, eyeing me up inquisitively, and weighing up whether it was safe to play with me there or if they should run back to mum. I approached them tentatively, camera in hand, wondering how close I could get without scaring them off.
I quietly took a shot and slowly moved in a little closer; then took another shot and moved in closer still… all the time hoping that I didn’t spook them. They watched me intently; their curious eyes following my every move. Turns out, they were little show-offs!
One lamb jumped off the tree stump, swiftly followed by the other two. They ran to the edge of the ha-ha which separated us and followed it to the far end of the field where they turned around and then came gambolling back over the molehills towards me!
This went on for a little while. Up and down they went, up and down, coming towards me, a little closer each time, and then running away again! It was as if they were actually performing for the camera!
But then, tired out from the excitement, they stopped right in front of me, posed for a group photo and then ran back to their mum for a drink. All so cute!
I’m so grateful for a job that frequently takes me into nature and allows me to enjoy things like this.