Rachel's 30th Birthday at The Whitaker Museum & Art Gallery, Rawtenstall / by Dorian Knightley

A very special birthday in a gorgeous location. The Whitaker Museum is a fantastic venue. As well as a bar and dining hall/dancefloor, there is also a natural history museum and art gallery. And it's in a beautiful park to boot. I'll be recommending this venue to everyone I know who's organising a party (or just wants a nice quiet Sunday lunch!).

We didn’t do any pre-planning. I just brought my camera along and we took advantage of the late afternoon sun. We took some family portraits on the beautiful lawn, then some shots of family and friends celebrating with Rachel.