Afternoon Tea at Monturpie Farm, Fife Family Celebration Photography

Celebrating milestones are always great to photograph and treasure. Even more so when the milestone is your hundredth birthday!

100 year old Celebration Cards at Monturpie Farm, Leven

Marguerite celebrated her hundredth milestone with her loved ones with some afternoon tea at Monturpie Restaurant near Leven, Fife.

Monturpie Farm, Leven exterior

Her granddaughter, Rebecca, had got in contact and booked me to photograph her great grandmother’s birthday celebrations together with all the family and it was a real privilege. I don’t think I have ever met someone a hundred years old! I can only imagine she must have some interesting stories. I was there to capture a mixture of candid and group photos of the family all together after many years enjoying the company of Marguerite. Some of them who hadn’t even met Marguerite, especially the great grandchildren who had travelled a great distance to be there. It was a great family reunion enjoyed celebrated with good company, food and drinks with spectacular views.

The Firth of Forth from Monturpie Farm, Leven
Natural group family photo at monturpie Farm Leven

Monturpie Farm restaurant, Fife

Monturpie Farm restaurant is situated just ten minutes away from Leven in Fife and just 20 minutes from St Andrews. The restaurant itself is elevated on the side of a hill with spectacular and uninterrupted views of the Firth of Forth and across to Edinburgh; the perfect place for a family photo shoot. The family-run business consists of a Farmhouse bed & breakfast, a caravan site and the restaurant/café.

Interior of Monturpie Farm Resteraunt and Cafe, Leven, Fife
Family Meal Natural Group photo

The restaurant itself is very cozy and homely. It doesn’t look or feel like a café inside at all but feels like you’re inside someone’s living room! It really does feel like a home. With large windows on every side, the place is flooded with natural light and amazing sea and countryside views. As a Fife family photographer, it is perfect for family get-togethers and events, it didn’t even feel like a family photo shoot. It’s spacious and light and has beautiful large grounds which make for great photographs.

It was my first time visiting Monturpie Farm and I was quite blown away. So much so, that I brought my wife back here for some tea and cake and she fell in love with the place!

Fancies stand, Monturpie Farm Resteraunt, Leven, Fife
Natural family group photo at monturpie Farm care and resteraunt leven

I had the chance to meet Marguerite and have a brief chat with her. She is a remarkable lady; very well spoken and it was an honour have met her. She showed me her card and telegram that she received from Queen Elizabeth II which is just an amazing thing to have. The highlight for me was watching a video recording from her grandson, who is an astronaut, wishing her happy birthday from space! How cool is that? It’s definitely the first family photo shoot including someone in space! I think that will take some beating…

The Family Astronaught sends his message

We managed to get lovely natural photos of the family and some group photos outside on the grounds for the family to treasure and look back on. It was a wonderful occasion to be a part and to photograph.

Family Photo at Monturpie Farm Leven, Fife
Family Reunion Photo at At Montpurie Farm, Leven
Natural Family Photo at Monturpie Farm Leven

Below are a few of my favourite family photos from the day.

Family portrait outside Monturpie Farm Leven Fife
Family Group Portrait Photography at Monturpie Farm Leven, Fife
the family astronaught sends his message from space at Monturpie Farm Leven
Marguerite watches her astronaught family member's message

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