Spring has almost sprung so it is time to really start thinking about my annual bluebell portraits. After all the recent rain we’ve had I think we will all be breathing a sigh of relief to finally see a bit of sunshine!
This is by far my most favourite time of the year. Everything is starting to grow, new life begins and there is the exciting promise of a new year starting. All reasons why I really look forward to planning for my Bluebell Mini Sessions. Apart from the fun and laughter we have, there is the simply stunning carpet of blue and the delicate fragrance like no other.
Bluebells can flower any time from mid March to late May. However, the second half of April is when they are usually at their best. Although if we have had mild weather this can be earlier. Plus, the bluebells only last for a few weeks. This can make scheduling bluebell mini sessions a little more tricky than other types. Which is why, if you are interested, I ask you to drop me a line at email@example.com to register your interest.
The sessions take place in a lovely secluded woodland near me which I drive past on a daily basis to check the status of the bluebells each Spring. Then, when everything is looking good I can schedule the mini sessions and I email everyone who has registered their interest with time and date details of when the session slots will go live.
It is a super fun 30-minute session and I bring along a few extra props if needed for any reluctant children. I have lots of experience of dealing with more reserved children through to more energetic ones to ensure that you receive the most from your session.
The cost is just £95. This covers the session itself and also includes 3 digital images. Once you are booked in I will send across details of how to get to the woodland as well as tips on what to wear – clothing can make such a difference to the overall impact of the images.
Our precious English bluebells
There are few little rules to observe which I remind the children of when we start the session. Namely, we need to keep to the paths as well as no picking the bluebells. Our native bluebells are super precious and they definitley need looking after.
Have a two-minute read of 6 things you might not know about bluebells, on the National Trust website.
So if you are thinking of booking in for a bluebell mini session, please email me on firstname.lastname@example.org with the heading BLUEBELL INTEREST and I can add you to my mailing list.
I look forward to hearing from you xx