Thursday, July 10, 2014

An afternoon in a lavender field | Petaluma Lavender & Bee Farm - Sonoma County, Ca { maternity session }

For years now I have been driving by this simply adorable lavender farm just outside of Petaluma, Ca. The lavender is really only in bloom for a few months a year, and last time I passed this adorable farm I made a mental note that I wouldn't miss another seasons bloom, I simply had to shoot there! 

So... this year when the lavender in my garden began to burst into colorful purple blossoms and the aroma filled the evenings, I knew it was time. One afternoon, shortly after I had come inside from my garden I received an inquiry from a lovely woman who was looking to schedule a maternity session to feature her baby bump... a soon-to-be-born baby girl who's name is to be Marigold! It was perfect! I suggested the possibility of doing the maternity session at the lavender farm and her and her husband loved the idea!

Petaluma's Lavender + Bee Farm is a perfectly precious home to thousands upon thousands of bees and a hill of lavender bushes of all verities. Like any good small town farm, the owners are kind as could be and welcomed us with warmth and - you guessed it - a gift of lavender!

The maternity shoot was an absolute blast and I cannot wait to go back and shoot there again next season! 

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