We’ve been fortunate enough to shoot in some of the best locations for family photography in Derbyshire. So we thought why not share them with you. Perhaps take the family out to one of these places and capture a few snaps on your iPhone. Or maybe hire the services of a professional photographer such as us. We’re sure you’ll have a great time at any one of these beautiful locations.

Padley Gorge

In between Grindleford and the A6187 there are plenty of parking places including road and paid car parks to explore Padley Gorge.  An ice-cream van parked at the top is a welcome treat after a walk or paddle downstream on a warm day.  Great for families and dog owners alike with varying length walks and lovely spots for both country landscape shots and family selfies.  

Take a walk to the bottom of the Gorge and you’ll find Grindleford Station cafe where you can grab a pint of tea and a mega Chip Cob.

Padley Gorge stream perfect for family photography

Chatsworth Estate

Home of the stunning Chatsworth house and seat of the Duke and Duchess of Devonshire.  In the middle of the Derbyshire Countryside the Chatsworth Estate has many offerings notwithstanding the house itself.  There is an amazing Farm Shop and Cafe, a Garden Nursery and beautiful walks.  At the house there is an adventure playground, farm and cafe, along with gift shops in the courtyard. With a wealth of stunning backdrops from all directions, photography from anywhere within the estate can be outstanding even from the lowly smart phone.

Image courtesy of Chatsworth House website

Renishaw Hall

What better place to pair a lovely day out with some fantastic photography than a visit to Renishaw Hall.  Chrysalis Photography is based in the Courtyard on site. So, you can take some beautiful countryside images with your smartphone and then let the professional do the rest.  Renishaw Hall is the seat of the Sitwell Family and is privately owned by Alexandra Hayward.  The stunning gardens are open to the public seasonally and you can join a group to have a look around the house.   The views from the rear of the garden across to the estates lake are stunning. You may also be able to include wildlife photography if one of the farm’s jersey cows wanders into the frame.

Whilst at Renishaw Hall, you could book a photo session with us. Head over to the contact page, we’d love to hear from you!

family walking through autumn leaves

We hope you’ve enjoyed our insights into what we believe are some of the best locations for family photography in Derbyshire. Head over to our blog page to read our other articles.

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