What to wear to a Lavender Field Photography Session

Mother and daughter dancing in a field of lavender at Christel Lake Lavender

Lavender fields equal summer. These gorgeous flowers bloom in July each year and create a stunning backdrop for your updated family photographs. We’re lucky here in Durham region, with multiple beautiful lavender fields within driving distance, including Laveanne Lavender, Lavender-Blu, and Christel Lake Lavender. One of the most common questions I get asked is what to wear to your lavender field photography session. As with any photography session, what you wear can really enhance your photos. Here are some tips to help you prepare for your lavender session this summer.

Choose your colour palette.

Regardless of where your photo session takes place, it’s always a good idea to build everyone’s wardrobe around 3-4 key colours. This doesn’t mean that you all wear the same thing, but that everyone’s outfits complement each other and create a beautiful, cohesive look. In a lavender field soft, muted pastels and neutrals look beautiful against the dreamy lavender backdrop. Consider creams, soft greys, and light blues. Pops of colour are always beautiful too, and a soft yellow contrasts beautifully against the purple lavender. As always, try to avoid neon colours, big slogans, etc.

Add in textures and think about movement

Clothes that allow for movement can create mesmerizing photographs. Think skirts or dresses blowing in the breeze, or shawls or scarves catching the wind. Textures can add beautiful detail as well. Knit blankets or linen clothes can draw the eye to different parts of your photographs and create wonderful depth. Again, having different family members in different types of textures adds dimension and interest to your photos.

Be comfortable

This is true for all photography sessions. Make sure you aren’t trying to wrestle your daughter into a brand-new dress she has never seen before, or shoes that haven’t been broken in. Remember how hot it can be in July – you want to consider temperature when planning your wardrobe so that everyone is comfortable. It’s easier to add a layer if cold than work around being too hot in a long sleeved shirt.

Think about these tips when planning what your family will wear to your lavender field photography session, and reach out if you have any questions!

If you’re considering a lavender field session, make sure to read my blog post about why it might be a perfect choice for your family. And if you’d like to book one, reach out – these sessions always sell out!

Family of five standing in a field of lavender at Laveanne Lavender farm, dad lifts the youngest boy over his head.
Brother and sister hugging in a field of lavender
Mother looks down at her two daughters during a lavender photography session
Mother and her four children sitting in between lavender rows

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