Stroud Sunflower Engagement Shoot

Gemma and Qusai

I have a real love of sunflowers. I had them in my bouquet on my wedding day and always have them in my garden. So when Gemma and Qusai were booking in their engagement shoot and asked about any locations I had just the idea – A Stroud Sunflower Engagement Shoot! 

Stroud offers some gorgeous outdoor views and spaces for photos but sunflower fields are a must! Luckily, I knew someone in Leonard Stanley who grows one every year. Saxon Barn in Leonard Stanley is a lovely venue and working farm. Every year they grow a huge sunflower field purely to help the bees! In recent years sadly they had to move the field due to some people damaging the area. However, they were more than happy to help us out. 

So on a lovely summers day in autumn we headed over for their engagement shoot. We moved round the field and walked along the edge to capture some lovely photos together. We even managed to find a small area perfect for sitting down and getting completely lost in the flowers. 

These guys were amazing and loved having fun in the flowers. I cannot wait for their summer wedding in 2022! 

Tips from this shoot for yours: 

  • Don’t be afraid to ask local venues to use their space. Most will be more than happy to let you pop along and some even allow you some time for free! 
  • Talk to your photographer about locations for your engagement shoot. I have a long list of possible places to go if you are really not sure. 
  • Flower fields make gorgeous photos, you won’t be disappointed. The colours they can add to your photo are stunning. Just think about what you are going to wear if you do go to a flower field.

Want to see more?

Check out this lovely Stroud Sunflower Engagement shoot below and then head on over to my portfolio page to see more Engagements! If you want more information on planning your engagement shoot or wedding then head to my engagements and weddings page.