Chichester based wedding photography from Alison Gaudion covering West Sussex and Hampshire
Lavender Family Mini Photoshoots at Lordington Lavender
Lavender Mini-shoots Family Photos
Every year I rent a field at Lordington Lavender for family photoshoot. Sometimes it rains and sometimes it doesn’t. I love shooting minishoots for families in the Chichester area. This year the lavender was late due to that WET SPRING! (not that any of us can remember the rain after this epic Summer). Talk about take over the Summer of 76 … twas nothing compared to the Summer of 2018. Anyway, I had two days of shooting.
The first day gave me more English lavender, seemingly less colourful but still rich in colour and a glorious spread across the fields; lilac in colour with a beautiful side meadow of red poppies.
The second day, which was just before harvest on July 22, gave me the more glorious colour. When we arrived the field was humming with bumble bees busy suckling and humming. You could hear it as soon as you turned the corner and went down the hill.
Despite some parents thinking its best to tell their kids about the bees; personally, I think an ignorant approach is better. I think some of the parents were actually more scared than the kids. Just ignore it and don’t mention it is my advice. Show up and if they say “Oh there’s a bee!”, you say, “Oh yes, they are busy getting the honey” and move into the field and start walking, smiling and preferably singing along … thereby eliminating any fear of being stung by a bee.
Autumn Photoshoot in October in Chichester
If you’re interested in a photoshoot this Autumn, or a wedding photographer in West Sussex, Hampshire or locally in Chichester, please email me at firstname.lastname@example.org or view my website at www.gaudions.co.uk. My style is very natural and candid. I do not do too much posing and prefer families and kids to be who they are an I kind of pap them from afar. I am quite good and making people laugh and getting some really pretty shots without too much effort on your part.