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New Forest Engagement Photography – Bluebell Season in Hampshire

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Engagement Photography in the New Forest

The New Forest is always impressing me with every change of season. It’s a photographer’s dreams to live in such a unique area. In May we are spoiled with the blooming of Bluebells which can create the most beautiful scene for doing spring Engagement photos. You don’t have to venture far to find bluebells, but if you want to find fields of them, like this, you need to have a bit of local knowledge and some pre scouting. It was about a 20 minute walk from where we parked to arriving at the area where these photos were taken. There was some people around, but hardly any when you consider it was a hot and sunny bank holiday weekend in the New Forest.

The Shoot

I love days like this day in the Forest. The days when you can feel summer approaching. It was unseasonably hot for the beginning of May. I was a bit worried about the time of day, as the sun was right up in the sky. I knew we’d be under trees, but dappled light can be a nightmare sometimes. Mike and Julie were so easy going and really up for anything. Having natural photos was really important to them (as it always is to me), so I tried to keep my posing and direction minimal with an organic flow. Normally for engagement sessions I try to do 2 locations. One which is in a natural setting, like the forest, and one with some architecture. But on this day, surrounded by all these beautiful bluebells, and having almost the entire forest to ourselves, the forest location was plenty.

 

Bluebell season will be back again before we know it. If you’re wanting to do an engagement session or love shoot in the New Forest, get in touch.

 

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