How To Prepare For Your Lavender Session
Congratulations! You’ve officially booked your Lavender Session, and I can’t wait to see you! Lavender fields are one of the most amazing places for a photoshoot. That said, there are a few situations that I’ve experienced that you may want to avoid. Here are my best tips and tricks on how to prepare for your Lavender Session:
Plan to leave early!
Ooh, girl, get ready to hit the road! The lavender field is calling, but don’t forget to plan for some extra travel time. Depending on your starting point, the journey could take anywhere from 45 minutes to over an hour. If you need factor in any potty breaks, that might also be a concern. Just remember to leave early and enjoy the scenic drive up to the field!
Arrive early to change
Let’s talk outfit prep! If you’ve got a long drive ahead, you might want to hold off on changing into your fabulous outfit until you get to the lavender fields. But hey, if you’re feeling extra adventurous, why not change in the car?
Don’t worry, the parking lot is pretty secluded from the road. And if you need a bit more privacy, I’ve had clients open the doors and create their very own dressing room. Who says getting ready can’t be part of the fun?
Avoid colored dyes
Speaking of keeping outfits pristine, avoid chowing down on anything with colored dyes. These pesky dyes can stain your teeth, hands, and clothes, which can be a real pain. I don’t edit these kinds of things out, so skip the sports drinks, takikis, Cheetos, or candy. Instead, opt to snack on something a little less colorful before your shoot. Your future self (and your photographer) will thank you!
Use the bathroom
Don’t forget about bathroom breaks! It might seem like a no-brainer, but trust me when I say there aren’t many spots to stop along the way to the fields. Luckily, there’s a Circle-K convenience store right after you turn off the highway to Oracle (the city, not the street), and they’ve got a restroom with indoor plumbing! It’s only a few minutes away, so you won’t have to hold it for too long. Once you get to the lavender field, there’s a porta-potty with soap and running water.
Bring Water & Wear Sunscreen
Don’t forget to pack your sunscreen and bring plenty of water for your Lavender session! The desert can get pretty hot, especially in June, so staying hydrated and protected from the sun is key. Be sure to lather up with sunscreen before leaving home, so you don’t end up looking like a tomato in your photos. We want you to leave your session feeling refreshed and glowing, not sunburnt and dehydrated!
If that doesn’t deter you from a Lavender Field session and you haven’t already signed up, contact me for availability! I can’t wait to see the magical photos we’ll take of your beautiful family. By following this short guide, you can easily prepare for your lavender session to avoid any unnecessary stress. See you there!