Sunflower Photoshoot 
Session Guide

Well Hello There

So you've got a sunflower photoshoot coming up! I've put together this guide to give you an idea of what to expect and a few tips on what you can do to make your session go as smoothly as possible. Whilst you may be worrying about what to wear to a sunflower photoshoot and how well behaved everyone will be, and whilst I'd love to guarantee that there will be no tears or tantrums or that the weather will play ball, I can't. What I can tell you though is that when it's all over you'll be so glad that you captured these early years together. And we'll have some laughs and giggles whilst we're doing it. I know how stressful having your family photographed can be, so I'm here to help make it as relaxed and as fun an experience as I can. 

What To Expect

Sunflower photoshoots are short and sweet and timekeeping is super important! Please try your best to arrive on time to avoid missing your slot. The session will last 20 minutes and in that time I'll take a variety of images: group shots, I might pair you up, some individuals photos. If you have anything specific in mind, please do let me know. I might ask for your help with the kids, especially during the pandemic so social distancing can be maintained. This might be sorting out that hair clip that's slipped or straightening that dress. Or I might just need your help getting the kids attention.

My sunflower photoshoots will take place at Tulley's Farm in West Sussex. You can find detailed directions here. I will meet you at the entrance. Please keep your phone handy.

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What to Bring

These sunflower photoshoots are short so you shouldn't need to bring much. Wipes, obviously, and perhaps a change of clothes for the younger ones, just in case. If you have any cuddly toys or special items that you'd like in the photos please do feel free to bring them along. 

What if the Kids Misbehave? Or Refuse to Smile?

Next up, misbehaving children! Please don't worry about this. Kids will be kids and as a mum myself I've seen it all before. I've got lots of tricks up my sleeves. So don't stress and don't worry if they won't look at the camera or give me a big cheesy grin because I'm after natural moments and smiles anyway. There are a few things you can do to prepare your kids for your sunflower family photos though. 

The Great British Weather

Well, we are in England so let's face it, there's a very real possibility the weather won't be on our side! Blue skies and wispy clouds are of course lovely but don't be put off by thicker cloud cover. Those clouds act like a big diffuser, making the light soft and flattering. As long as it's no raining cats and dogs, we'll be just fine. Whatever Mother Nature has in store for us, we can take a call the morning of the shoot.

What Happens After the Shoot?

After your sunflower photoshoot, I will head on home and spend some time choosing and editing the best photos. When they are ready you will receive an online viewing gallery of beautifully retouched images. This will typically take around a week. After you've had time to look through your gallery, you can choose which 5 images you would like. I will also send you pricing details in case you wish to purchase more images, as well as info on some lovely ways you can display your images.

What to Wear for a Sunflower Photoshoot

Now the big one! What to wear for you sunflower photoshoot. This is usually the first thing people worry about! I've put together some info to help you choose outfits that will work really well in the field amongst all those lovely sunny flowers. 

Styling Tips

Click here for a guide on what to wear for your sunflower photoshoot.


Why not check out my sunflower photoshoot Pinterest board for some inspiration on choosing your outfits