I am delighted to share that one of my beautiful family photographs in the lavender fields has been selected as the Mayfield Lavender Farm photograph for the year 2022.

I was really excited to win after going to the Surrey lavender fields every year since 2015. I started out photographing my own children in the lavender, but over the years have photographed around 50 families at the farm, and families register up to a year in advance with me for a photography session.

This photograph was taken on my Canon R6, using a 135mm lens at f/3.5 at around 9am in the morning. I have spent years honing my skills at capturing children and families looking beautiful in the lavender, whilst avoiding other visitors in the photographs.

My camera and lens are essential pieces of kit, but engaging with the children that I’m photographing is the most important part. I’ve founded my business on capturing natural, joyful expressions and so this is always front of mind alongside composing a beautiful photograph. On this occasion, I was photographing not only a young girl but also a puppy, which required patience and quick reactions to capture the photograph when they were both looking at the camera!