A Lavender Family Photo Shoot In Surrey
Last summer I spent a lovely morning photographing this beautiful family at Mayfield Lavender in Surrey.
It was a particularly special session to me because I had also photographed them a year earlier – when their daughter was much, much smaller. Being able to see families grow is a really wonderful part of my work.
Each summer I spend a couple of mornings at Mayfield Lavender for my lavender mini sessions.
On a mini session day I photograph four or five families at pre-booked times in one of Surrey’s beautiful outdoor spaces – in this case the beautiful lavender fields.
I spend around 20 minutes with each family, and capture a variety of photographs during that time – the whole family together, parents individually with their children, sibling groups and children on their own.
The lavender farm is always a popular location for mini sessions, and the timing is crucial – there’s usually a small window of just a few weeks from mid July when the lavender comes into full bloom, and late August when it starts to be harvested.
This lovely family’s mini session was towards the end of this window – in mid-August. The lavender fields were looking absolutely beautiful, and we had a gorgeous, warm sunny Saturday morning for it.
My goal is always to capture natural, relaxed photographs of each family, but I know that the one thing most people worry about before a photo shoot is feeling awkward in front of the camera.
So before each session I share lots of tips with parents about things they can do to help them feel relaxed, and during the shoot I give lots of guidance about what to do so you don’t have to worry about feeling or looking awkward.
Children don’t tend to have the same worries as us adults, but keeping them engaged is key, so I have lots of games up my sleeve to keep them entertained. And being able to run up and down the long rows of lavender is always a hit!
I hope you’ve enjoyed seeing some of my favourite photographs from this lovely family’s lavender session.
If you’d like to know more about having your family photographed in Surrey’s beautiful lavender fields you can find out more and book your family’s lavender session here. I’d love to see you there!