Sunflower Portrait Session at Colby Farms

Colby Farms Sunflower patch grows year after year.  With the Cordele Photography Logo being a sunflower, it was time to get up there and shoot a portrait session!  Part of the issue is it’s an early wake up to get the right light.  When I say early, I mean, its dark when while driving.    Funny thing about Sunflowers, they FOLLOW the sun.    Arrive before the sun is fully out, where the sunflowers are turned upward to find the sun.   5Am comes early for this shoot!  Something people don’t really love to do, because of the early call time, but it is so worth it.

The phone rang about two months ago, and on the other end the question came, “Could you do a sunflower patch session!” I was excited to do it, because I don’t think I would have planned a session there otherwise.  (See 5AM comment).    Shooting my favorite flower, game on!

Shoot sunflowers again?

I will probably do it once a year with one family, but I will not advertise it.     One Session was 3 hours from driving, shooting and driving.    It’s a big commitment, and  kids love their weekend morning snuggles, but pull them out of bed and go!  Other issues you run into is that you have to babysit the sunflowers and wait for them to be in full bloom.   That takes a little patients because they are slow growers which requires checking back on them.    Checking in with the client and the farm to be make sure to have the time when they are roughly going to be ready.  Normally I am booked up for weeks in advance but I blocked this out just for the sunflowers.  Most of all; its a commitment!

Below are the photos from the session from the Sunflower Field Portrait Session at Colby Farm.

This first photo might be my favorite from the sunflower session.
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This might be my second favorite sunflower field-portrait-sessions  in the fall at colby-farms/sunflower-field-portrait-sessions-fall-colby-farm

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This girl reminds me of a model, and I cannot place which one, but she has that look!

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Working with sunflower fields is a bit of a challenge.  The sun and other photographers keep the ability to have the entire area you want.   I was lucky enough to be at the Colby Farm Sunflower Field early enough I almost had the entire place to myself!

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This is just such an amazing location, and the colors the mom chose for the portrait session compliment the sunflowers.  Yellow is a hard color to pair clothes with! As a result of her outfit choices, I feel the photos really stand out!

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You can see another session I did at Colby Farms here http://www.cordelephotography.com/portraits/newbury-sunflower-patch-family-photos  Next year, reach out in July if you want to get in on the calendar for these sessions, otherwise you will miss out. These flowers are only really available for a week at best, with rain, it’s less!

To view a few farms that have sunflower fields locally
http://www.colbyfarms.com
https://www.connorsfarm.com/