A Spectacular Lavender Photoshoot in the Cotwolds, UK.
Wow, What is there not to LOVE about Lavender photoshoots?
My family photoshoots are taking place this year at Cotswold Lavender Fields. Just a short ride from Bristol & Bath you will find a field of lavender in full bloom from June. The lavender field opens up for visitors to enjoy the spectacle on special days, serves cream teas with lavender jam and even lavender ice cream to keep the children happy!
Why families love Lavender photoshoots
The lavender field is such a tranquil place with the most amazing wildlife to keep the children interested! I have photographed children looking at butterflies, crickets, bees, and ladybirds; all found nestled amongst the lavender.
Children are very happy playing up and down the rows of lavender. It really is the best time to book your Bristol family photographer.
Planning your outfits for a lavender field photoshoot
I really recommend taking the time to plan your families clothing for a lavender photography session, to get the best images for your family.
What colour clothing is best to wear for a Lavender Photoshoot?
For a Lavender photography session, you can choose to either wear subtle colours or striking, contrasting colours. You will probably know already if you are a person who loves strong bold colours or subtle accents. Also, take a look at my examples in this Blog to help you.
My category of subtle colours includes most pastel shades but in particular, creams, pinks and blues.
Strong bold colours include deep pinks, rich purples/reds or Yellow (The complementary colour of purple).
Little accents of colour can also be added with hairbands, hats and accessories such as a toy aeroplane or wands.
I am absolutely thrilled with the photography outcomes and my families are too. The colours are so pretty and uplifting so make a wonderful background to all images. You can achieve light and airy images through the day and soft, rich colours in the early morning and late evening.
When is the lavender in full bloom for a family photoshoot?
The lavender starts to bloom in June and reaches its peak towards the end of the month/early July. The lavender farms release their opening times in May when they can better gauge the date of full flower. You normally pay an entrance fee to visit the lavender farms.
Nearly all of the lavender farms have on-site cafes and shops selling local produce made with the lavender. Making it a wonderful morning or afternoon out.
where are the lavender fields in UK?
- In the Cotswolds there is Cotswold Lavender Farm - photo shoots availble here
- Near Bath Somerset Lavender photoshoots available here
- South East England Mayfield Lavender
- Hertfordshire is the home to Hitchin Lavender
- Norfolk has its own Norfolk Lavender
- Kent, Kentish Lavender
- Northern England- Yorkshire Lavender