Last year I decided I wanted to get some shots at Hitchin Lavender, our local lavender farm in Hertfordshire. However sadly I’d left it too late and by the time we found a spare weekend the lavender had all but dried up. I was determined not to make the same mistake this year, but we almost didn’t make it again. Life get’s in the way sometimes and we find ourselves never having a spare minute. Plus this dire weather we’ve been having lately hasn’t been ideal for an outdoor photoshoot.
This weekend though the sun decided to make a much welcome appearance. So armed with my new camera we jumped in the car and made the hour drive over to Hitchin Lavender. It seem’s the world and his wife had the same idea as us as the place was absolutely heaving, people were clambering over each other to get to the perfect spot.
Lavender season falls between May to August, with season really picking up mid June. Although we went fairly late in the season, and the lavender wasn’t as vibrant as it could have been, it was still beautiful and we managed to get some gorgeous shots. If you’re local to Hitchin Lavender but have never been before I really recommend that you do. Aside from 25 miles of lavender rows, you’ll find a field full of beautiful sunflowers, and a 17th century barn where you can sample a range of homemade lunches and cakes.
I actually took over 300 photos which is madness and it’s going to take me a long time to work my way through them all but I’ve had a sneak peek already and thought I’d share some of my favourites with you.
I hope you like these as much as I do. And if you like pictures of babies surrounded by flowers then take a look at Max in the Bluebell woods earlier this year.