Family Beach Session | Embleton Bay, Northumberland

Family Beach Session | Embleton Bay, Northumberland

Family Photographer Northumberland


It has been busy busy here at Fiona Saxton Photography recently so I have gotten a little behind with my blog but I am very excited to blog this beautiful session:).  Paul contacted me from California explaining that he was looking to book an extended family photo session with me as a gift for his mums 70th birthday.  Paul and his family were coming over from America and wanted me to capture the rare occurrence of his whole family being together.  Paul and I discussed where the session would take place and decided on the beautiful Embleton bay as it is local to his mum and somewhere she loves.  Embleton Bay is a gloriously wide sandy beach that seems to stretch for miles.  The majestic ruins of Dunstanburgh Castle provide the dramatic backdrop to this beautiful bay.  Since moving to Northumberland last year I have been wowed by the beautiful beaches here and Embleton Bay is certainly no exception.  On a warm day sitting on this beach or one of the others along this stretch of coastline you really could be anywhere in the world.  I certainly have fallen in love with Northumberland’s beaches and they are my favourite place to photograph families.

On the session day, we had Paul, his lovely wife and beautiful baby son, Paul’s brother James with his wife and two kids and of course Pauls mum and dad.  From the moment I met them on a beautiful early June evening Paul’s family were so lovely and welcoming and we all enjoyed a fun and relaxed evening at the beach.

Whenever I photograph families on the beach at golden hour it always makes me think how I should take my own kids to the beach more often at that time of day.  There is nothing better than the sun low In the sky, a beach bbq on the go and the kids running wild and free:).

This month I am also taking part in a blog circle with some amazing photographers from around the world.  At the end of this post I link to Ashley McBroom Photography who has blogged some stunning newborn images.  Keep scrolling to the end of the post for that link and also for a little announcement from me…



Paul’s final gallery included some group shots of the family all together and some of each individual family.  As a family photographer my aim is always to capture real moments and the genuine love and connection of families… With that in mind here are some of my personal favourites.


mother and baby boy at the beach
Beach fun
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children at the beach
The Majestic Dunstanburgh Castle in the background

couple walking along the beach with Dunstanburgh castle in background

grandma and two children at the beach
Grandma love


mother and baby at the beach northumberland family at the beach with baby

family at the beach
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mother and daughter at the beach
Messy hair and beach love


Thank you very much Paul and family for your booking.  It was so lovely to meet you all and I throughly enjoyed our evening at the beach:).


Coming soon on the blog is a beautiful in-home newborn session featuring not only a beautiful baby girl but the sweetest dog ever and I have also yet to blog two beautiful weddings…  That’s right, I am very excited to announce Fiona Saxton Photography now offers wedding packages.  I have photographed two stunning weddings recently and have more to come…Cant wait to share. Get in touch for more info


Now I am linking to the lovely Ashley McBroom who is a Newborn Photographer in Roswell, GA

Head over and check out her beautiful work.


Thanks for being here.

Love and Light

Fi xx



These are gorgeous, well done. 🙂

Thank you Johanna

Thank you for taking the wonderful photos of my family, and being such a star Fiona!

You are so welcome Paul it was lovely to meet you all:).

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