I had a dream of capturing a lavender field photo session for a LONG time! It was on my so called bucket list of places to shoot. This year I decided it was the year to just do it! So I asked a family to be my models, gathered ideas and supplies, scouted a local lavender farm and set a date for when the lavender was in bloom. Now if you think it was all fun and roses (or lavender in this case), it wasn’t. We had to work hard to reschedule the session due to rain and thunderstorms. Also it was HOT, like really hot, the evening of the session. One of the kids even got a bee sting shortly after we got there. But all in all, we had a great evening and I got to fulfill a dream.
The lavender field photo session took place at Mt. Airy Lavender in Coatesville, PA. I had gone to one of their Open House events this spring to check out the location and meet the owners. They offer so many beautiful products made from their lavender and their farm is lovely!
I know Alyssa through our daughters being in the same ballet class a few years ago and from just living in the same local community. She was more than willing to have her family model for me and to catch onto my vision for their wardrobe for the session. We used pieces from their personal wardrobe as well as a few from my client wardrobe.
As I was putting all of this together, I realized it would be fun to have a little experience at the end of the session for the family, especially the kids, to enjoy together. I came up with a simple, beautiful charcuterie picnic with sparkling lemonade in fun tumblers. I think this idea was the highlight of the evening! If you ever want to elevate your photography session and end it on a really fun note, plan a snack or activity to do together. I would love to photograph it for you!! I say to end your session this way, because let’s be honest you know your kid is going to get food on their clothes. At the end of everything, it just doesn’t matter anymore.
If you would like to book your family session with me, you can head to my Contact Page. I’m only taking outdoor sessions from now until the end of October for 2023. By then it’s usually too cold for littles outside and I only take indoor sessions in the colder months.