Wildflower PortraitsCALIFORNIA POPPIES
Wildflower Family Portraits in Hertfordshire
I’m just bursting to share these incredible wildflower (California Poppy) family portraits near Chandlers Cross in Hertfordshire.
As the restrictions of lockdown lifted, I thought it would be a great idea to offer some wildflower family portraits in the California Poppy gardens, near to where I live in Kings Langley, Hertfordshire. I reached out to lots of families local to the area and had an overwhelming response, and if you look at the images below you’ll see why! The colours, the weather, and the families and everything was just perfect. You can see some more family portraits here.
California poppies are annual plants with feathery gray-green foliage. The four-petaled flowers, borne on stems 20 to 30 cm (8 to 12 inches) long, are usually pale yellow, orange, or cream in the wild, but cultivated varieties are available in whites and various shades of red and pink. The ephemeral flowers open only in sunlight and produce narrow capsule fruits. The round black or brown seeds can persist in soil seed banks until growing conditions are favourable, and they sometimes emerge en masse to create “super bloom” events.
If you’d like to book a family session in an area around you, or at your own homes, then please don’t hesitate to drop me a message. I’m having so much fun meeting lots of families and giving them beautiful photos, especially during this difficult time for lots of people. You can see lots of my doorstep photographs over on my Instagram. Also, if you want to have a read about my Portraits Behind the Window campaign, which I started near the beginning of lockdown, you can here. We have raised over £3500 and I’m so so grateful to everyone who contributed!