Every year since my girls were born we visit Mayfield Lavender farm. It's a spectacular place, and getting ever-more popular. Every year there seems to be a few more picnic tables next to the shop where you can sample the lavender lemonade, biscuits and other delights. Every year, there seems to be a few more cars arriving in the car park. It's all good for the farm, as this hidden gem seems to no longer be hidden!
As a professional photographer I am always behind the lens, rarely in front of it. That's one reason why I try and get professional photos done of our family every year or so. However, we also make the annual trip to the lavender farm, not just so I can take photos of our family, but also so I can briefly hand over my (very precious) camera to my husband.
It means we get a few pictures of me with my girls in a stunning location. I make sure the settings are all perfect on my camera, and hand it over for a brief moment. He does a very good job, too (thanks, husband!). I am then itching to take it back, and get some photos of my girls and my lovely husband, and of course the beautiful farm.
This summer I am feeling a tad sentimental as it's the last one before the girls embark on their next adventure in life. The calendar is flipping past way too quickly and September is fast approaching. Starting school. Such a big milestone. So, it seems having these family moments are even more precious this year.
If you have never been, Mayfield Lavender really is worth a visit.