portrait of mum and dad and two daughters running towards camera at summer sun lifestyle photography session with beautiful young family in Gimmelwald, Switzerland by Lifestyle photographer Gill Maheu Photography, photographe de famille

The colourful photoshoot was offered as part of my family photography service in the Annecy area. For more details on family photography packages and features, head to my Family Photography Annecy page.


The biggest compliment any of my clients can give me is to recommend me to their family, friends and colleagues and that is exactly what happened here. This adorable family are friends of one of my oldest clients who recommended me and that is how I came to be photographing them on this absolutely glorious summer day.

As they are moving away from Switzerland they wanted photos of their family in THE most Swiss of Swiss settings and where better than beautiful Gimmelwald, gorgeous old wooden chalets and flowers and a stunning backdrop of mountains. Gimmelwald is the first stop on the cable car up to Schilthorn , the masses head on up the mountain and miss out on this absolute treat of a village with a lovely restaurant (book ahead of time), excellent beer, honesty shops and THE most stunning backdrops!).

TIP : This family were in the process of moving abroad and early afternoon was the only time they had available in their mad busy schedule BUT the light would have been much softer and kinder photography wise either early morning or even better can you imagine late afternoon with the golden light highlighting the mountain peaks in the background. When you are planning your lifestyle session do check with me for the best time of day for the site you have chosen – I look forward to working with you soon.

To see more photos from this gorgeous family lifestyle session click through the gallery below … then click here to tell me about where you are planning for your family photo session.