Maternity Photoshoot in the Mayfield Lavender Fields

Last weekend I had the first of the Lavender photoshoots, at a beautiful place not far from Tooting, at Mayfield Lavender Farm.

This photoshoot was with a couple who are expecting their first baby, how exciting!

How does the photoshoot work?

I thought I would tell you a little bit more about how the photoshoot works in case you are wondering.

So if you’re interested in a lavender photoshoot, we pencil in a date and a time slot that works for you. To reserve a photoshoot, I do ask for a £150 prepayment so that I can hold your slots on your chosen date.

We meet at the Mayfield Lavender Farm directly

On the day of the photoshoot we meet at the Lavender Farm which is only 30 minutes away from Tooting.

I have to pay a £50 location fee for being able to use the farm and you have to pay £4 for parking. Once you are parked give me a call and I will come closer to where you are parked.

What is the best thing to wear?

I will give you some advice on styling and colours that work well with lavender. Generally white works really nicely and denim blue. Having accessories such a hat or a scarf or a sun umbrella make it even more fun and styled.

So if you have any of these items don’t hesitate to bring them with you.

When is the best time to do a lavender photoshoot?

Generally as the farm get really busy with people visiting, it is better to go early in the morning or late in the evening.

For the morning slots the best is 10-12pm and for the evening slots it is 5-7 or even later, after 7pm which is great if you’d like to capture the golden hour.

When does lavender bloom?

Lavender starts blooming in July until end of August so the best time to go is from the middle of July until the end of August.

When do your lavender photoshoots run?

My lavender photoshoots this year will be between the 5th July and 22nd July.

How long does the photoshoot last?

The lavender photoshoots can last from 1 to 2 hours depending on how many outfits and looks you want to create. 

How much do they cost?

Matenrity Lavender photoshoots start from £400 and include, the session, a gallery to choose from, 10 of edited digital images and 5 print in 7×5 and 1 print in 8×10.

The next collections are £500 (15 images) and £750 (30 images).

How many images are in the gallery?

I will shoot a lot of images in different parts of the farm, with different backgrounds and set-ups and outfits if you are using multiple ones. Generally I will show about 100 images in the gallery from which you select the ones you want to keep. 

How can I reserve ?

To reserve you can get in touch by email photography@shimilimears.com or call / text 07934788100.

Lavender Maternity Photoshoot with a lovely couple

I loved working with this couple and I have already sent them their gallery and final choices. I have also ordered the prints and can’t wait to see them.

If you liked this and you think someone you know or your other half would enjoy a lavender photoshoot, do get in touch to reserve one.


Laura x