At last the clocks have sprung forward and we’re flying full speed into my favourite season. Spring in England with all it has to offer just can’t be beaten: longer days, gorgeous light, beautiful blooms and my beloved bluebells. The perfect reason to get out and about and photograph, take portraits and enjoy all our countryside has on show.
Why do I offer bluebell portrait sessions?
I am lucky enough to live in East Sussex, surrounded by a carpet of bluebells every year. I look forward to their vibrant colour and heady scent and love getting amongst them, as do children. Bluebell shoots are always my most popular and it’s a shame it’s a relatively short-lived window. I can usually offer eight child portrait sessions while the flowers are at their best. If you register now, you will be the first to know the dates. I’ll be keeping a close eye on the unfurling flowers and release the early bird prices first. Once they are reserved, any remaining dates will follow.
Where will we go?
The English countryside is ours to enjoy! We will go to my secret location in Hartfield, East Sussex, where a sea of blue and green awaits. I can’t tell you more than that otherwise everyone will find my bluebell haven!
What does the bluebells portrait shoot involve?
The sessions last around 1 hour, depending on how many children are included. I find once the children have got into the flow of the day, they don’t want it to end! We usually start early in the morning when the light is at its best or later afternoon as the sun is setting. During this time I offer pre-schooler portraits midweek, primary school children can choose times either straight after school or at the weekend. Either way, the session is designed to be fun and relaxed in order to capture natural images of your children.
What happens next?
After the session, I will go through all the photos and select the best. We will then sit down together and look through them and you can decide which ones you’d like – it can be really useful if you know what you’re going to do with the images (give them as gifts or where you’ll hang them in your home, for example) as that can help you make your choices.
I look forward to sharing my favourite season with you!