As a photographer, it’s great to photograph work for clients but it’s also really important to photograph things for yourself. When I saw that Cotswold Lavender were opening for two evening landscape photography sessions I knew that I wanted to go.
We first visited Cotswold Lavender last year in the height of summer. It’s a lovely family friendly day out and you can even take your dog. The farm is nestled among the Cotswold hills and has fields planted with wildflowers and of course lavender which they harvest to make their own products.
Although the lavender starts to bloom in early summer, it’s not until later on when the colour deepens and it becomes perfect to photograph. I’ve always wanted to visit Provence but I guess this is as close as I’m going to get for a while!
It was a real privilege to sit amongst the purple rows of flowers, listening to the sound of the bees, busy collecting pollen. I can only imagine how delicious the honey must taste! As the sun began to set and the light began to mould the landscape it became prettier with every passing minute until finally the sun dipped to the horizon and the contrast between the orange of the sky and the deep purple flowers was truly breathtaking.