My accent colour for my wedding was lavender, and the guest bedroom was hues of lavender and white. I would pack up home and move to Provence at a drop of a hat just to be surrounded by a summer of lavender fields.
So when Karen Aldrin sent me this link to Hitchin Lavender Fields, I was in heaven! A photo opportunity if I ever saw one, and a moment for me to breath in fields of lavender scent and wish I was transported to Provence. Thursday was the day. I drove down to Karens house with the girls to meet up with Karen and her daughter and we headed off to Hitchin. Both Karen and I are doing Karen Russells photography workshop and the only brits on the course, so we have to stick together, LOL. It was great to actually work side by side on an assignment with Karen who has the same enthusasism for photography as I do and also has the best props!
Lilly was a willing model for the day, and soaked up the beauty of her surroundings, picking bags of lavender for me, and watching the bees at work.
please note, photos have been optimized for the web
And now some Sunflowers; they just make you want to smile, don't they!
A not so cooperative model, bless
And a photo shoot behind the scenes! Karen taking photos of her daughter, and Lilly the prop girl!
Finally a little collage of a few favs from the day; thanks to Picasa.
|all these photo are SOOC|
click on photo to enlarge, no idea why its so small!
If you live in the East Anglia Area or Hertfordshire, I highly recommend a visit to the Lavender and Sunflower field. We came home with 3 huge bags of cut lavender, and some gorgeous sunflowers, as well as a great half day out, all for the pricely sum of £7.00!!! Now thats a bargain. I will be making some lavender bags I am sure, as well as some lavender shortbread. Saved my lavender plants from the chop right now, and I got to practise my photography.
I have used the Coffeeshop rounded corner action on my photos, love it and its free!
Ooo check back tomorrow as I have a great giveaway for those playing along with Crafty Friday! Check out yesterdays post for the first tutorial.
Have a great Saturday and thanks as always for stopping by!