Enchanted Living is the inspiration behind my Photography, art, and creativity. Imaginative local stories for all the family.
Hardwick Park is located in County Durham neat Sedgefield. A favourite of ours a little farther from home.
History of Hardwick Park
In the 18th Century, John Burdon with the help of James Paine, created a natural looking formal gardens. With ornamental buildings, ruins, lakes and woodland. All of which look as though they were always part of the landscape. Even the serpentine lake was created to look like a river flowing through the park.
The buildings and structures in Hardwick Park were designed to be experienced from a circuit walk set around two artificial lakes. Classical buildings, with dark and gloomy surroundings, were carefully finished and situated in open areas. While gothic structures were roughly finished and designed to look old and ruined.
The park is now also home to The Gruffalo and all the characters from Julia Donaldson’s family favourite. The park also host seasonal activities all year round.
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Enchanted Living is the inspiration behind my Photography, art and creativity.
I am standing amid an aliveness, and that aliveness deserves my attention, my respect, my care …
The insects and birds and animals are singing themselves into being; this autumn land is dreaming and I am part of that dreaming.
Why Is Photography Important?
I’ve read that children feel safe, welcome, seen and loved if there are images of themselves in the family home. I love this idea and think this is something every family needs to know.
You see stories, memories and keepsakes are important. Life is short. Our humanity is what makes us beautiful. The light will never look or be seen the same again and neither will we. We will never have this moment again.
So, let’s capture it!
I’m Lesley-Anne, also known as LAL.
Our humanity is what makes us beautiful.
The light will never look the same or be seen the same again and neither will we.
We will never have this moment again.
So, let’s capture it!
Why Choose Me, as your Family Photographer
It’s your story and your legacy. It’s how I see your story through my lens.
I am one of a handful of photographers in my area and in the UK that showcase honest, authentic, everyday moments. This is my speciality!
I am noticing delicate, awe-inspiring moments and connection. I am seeing these with every family I am lucky enough to spend time with.
I want to share what I see with you.
I want you to fall in love with your family time and time again!