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Baby Photographer|Frederick MD|Location Scouting

Katie and I had lunch with my brother today in Westminster. Actually that was her bribe/reward, in return for a little cooperation while I scouted out a potential new location for shoots. I have been looking for a sunflower field that was less than an hours drive from the studio.  Google led me to the Sunflower Garden in Westminster. We arrived around 3:00, which is a horrible time of day to shoot in a sunny field. 7:30 would have been perfect light, but 3:00 is what my schedule allowed for today.  When I pulled into the driveway I was met by the owner Mr. Diggs.  He was very helpful, and like any good business owner he asked how I heard about The Sunflower Garden.  I told him I was a photographer and I found him on Google. He told me that although he closes the pick your own flower fields at 5 he allows photographers to make appointments and come when we like. We like an hour before sunset.  He charges a very reasonable $20 for the privilege to shoot in his beautiful flower gardens and that includes a bouquet of flowers. I’m sold. To book a session he asks that you send him a message on The Sunflower Garden’s Facebook account.  I took a few shots of the sunflower fields, with my less than cooperative model, who cared very little about her freshly blow dried hair, and needed to have the windows down on this 80 degree summer day. The light is a little harsh, but you can get a feel for the location. Mr. Diggs said that in 2-3 weeks there will be a lot more blooms. There are also shorter more colorful flower gardens, that would be a great height for 1-3 year olds. However, Katie was ready to go, and I was secretly planning to spring one more stop on her, so we left without getting shots of the other flowers.

My second stop, was a gorgeous field of wildflowers, with a walking path cut through the middle.  The path continues into a wooded area and back around through the field of flowers. This location is the private property of a close friend of mine who has given me permission to shoot there. It is located on a farm in Mt Airy. We arrived at the wild flower field around 4:00. There was plenty of shady soft light areas at this time of day.  I would be comfortable shooting here between 4-7 in the evening, this time of year. Unfortunately, my model was not happy about being here and refused to get out of the car, so I grabbed a few shots for you to see and took her home.

The Sunflower Garden, Westminster, MD

These flowers are the shorter variety. About 3 feet tall.

The Sunflower Garden, Westminster, MD

The Sunflower Garden, Westminster, MD

For perspective Katie is 5’0″

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The Sunflower Garden, Westminster, MD

Katie id 5 feet tall. These flowers will be very tall when they bloom.

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Baby Face Photography Wild Flower Farm

I’m kind of dying to add a pink filter to this field.

Baby Face Photography Wild Flower Farm

If you want to stand in this field, which would be beautiful, have some boots to protect your feet. I will be wearing boots in case I need to stand there for a shot.

Baby Face Photography Wild Flower Farm

Baby Face Photography Wild Flower Farm

You can always stay on the path. I can make it look like you are standing in the field with the right angles.

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The Sunflower Garden, Westminster, MD

Katie is 5 feet tall. These flowers will be very tall when they bloom. She’s so happy to be here.

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