Bluebell season is here! Family Photography Session Winchester

Spring is one of my favourite times of the year. With spring come beautiful flowers, and my personal favourite , the bluebells. The smell is amazing, being surrouned by these sweet smelling flowers whislt I work is so amazing. I kick-started my 2018 family photography outdoor sessions last week with a few bluebell portrait sessions and my goodness they didn’t disappoint!

Here are some fun fact you may not know about bluebells:

-The bluebell has many names: English bluebell, wild hyacinth, wood bell, bell bottle, Cuckoo’s Boots, Wood Hyacinth, Lady’s Nightcap and Witches’ Thimbles, Hyacinthoides non-scriptaIt

-It's against the law to intentionally pick, uproot or destroy bluebells

-Bluebell colonies take a long time to establish - around 5-7 years from seed to flower. Bluebells can take years to recover after footfall damage. If a bluebell’s leaves are crushed, they die back from lack of food as the leaves cannot photosynthesise.

Over the last few weeks I have scouted for locations all over Southampton and Winchester and so far this year I’ve already discovered some lovely patches of bluebells ready for my sessions.

If you’re planning a visit with your children and dogs to visit any local bluebells, please do remember how easy it is to damage the flowers and how long it will take for new bluebells to grow from seed if we destroy them. When you visit, please stick to paths as much as possible and encourage your children to do the same and please do not pick them as it is illegal.

Naturally people like photograph their own children in the bluebells not only because they are an absolutely beautiful and just a joy to photograph, but they also make a fantastic back drop for your family photography portraits. It can however prove very difficult to do if you don’t know how. It can be tricky to try and balance the beautiful vibrant colours of the bluebells with the browns and green colours of the surrounding trees and woodland, all while ensuring your subject is in focus and of course looking at the camera!! The woods are typically very low light conditions because of the canopy of trees, this where smart phones can’t compete with a professional and their camera. We know how to combine all these elements and produce a fantastic photo, one you are sure to want to print and frame for years to come. This is why so many families look to book a professional photographer for thier bluebell portrait sessions.However, if you do chose to try photograph you own children be sure sit or stand them in a clearing and not directly on top of them!

I would love to photograph you family for you and give you an experience you will be sure to love, so why don’t you book your family bluebell photography session today!?

How much do bluebell portrait sessions cost?

Bluebell Portrait Photography sessions cost £75, with high-resolution digital files provide in a private online gallery.

Get in touch today to book your family photograhy session.

Carley x

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Thursday's Child Photography |

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 Covering Hampshire, Dorset, Surrey, Berkshire, London and beyond.  

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Thursday’s Child Photography is a family lifestyle photographer and newborn lifestyle photographer based in Hampshire. ideally located for family and newborn photoshoots in South London, Epsom, Richmond, Bournemouth, Christchurch, Winchester, Romsey, Fareham, New Forest, Basingstoke, Fleet, Dorset, Surrey, Portsmouth, Chichester and West Sussex