Sunflower Field Portrait Session – Sledd’s U-Pick Farm – Mims, Florida

One beautiful day in April 2020 I decided to get out of the house with my daughter, breath some fresh air and forget we were in the middle of a pandemic! Luckily one of my favorite farms was open and letting people walk the sunflower maze on their property (social distancing of course). It was super sunny in the middle of the day which is not my ideal choice to shoot sessions but it had been a while since I used my camera and I needed to get out of the house and be creative! Aside from the Florida heat and a few bees buzzing around I was able to capture some great portraits of my daughter in the sunflower field. Her hat helped shade the sun from her face, so I didn’t end up with a bunch of squinty-eye shots. We even got to cut some flowers to take home. Sunflowers always bring a smile to my face and I’m glad I was able to give my daughter that positive memory during such an uncertain time.


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