A Spectacular Lavender Photoshoot in Somerset, UK..
Wow, What is there not to LOVE about Lavender photoshoots?
This has been my first year photographing in the Lavender Fields at Lavender and Co in Axbridge, Somerset. Based just a short car ride from Bristol 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!
My two girls, Sienna and India-Rose, helped me on my first visit to find the best spots for photographs and test the cream teas. It 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 here, and that is very certain.
What colour clothing is best to wear for a Lavender 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.
For a Lavender 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 complimentary 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?
The lavender starts to bloom in June and reaches its peak towards the end of the month/early July. Sunset is really late this time of year around 9.30pm so evening sessions are great for adults after work and older children but younger children/toddlers may find an early morning better.
At Lavender & Co you can have your very own photoshoot of your family with Lisa Victoria Photography.