An Afternoon With Surrey Photographer Rachel Thornhill

Lavender photoshoot with Surrey photographer Rachel Thornhill
The twiglets at Mayfield Lavender
Photo by Rachel Thornhill Photography

A few weeks ago, we spent a fabulous morning at Mayfield Lavender with the very lovely Surrey photographer Rachel Thornhill. I’ve known Rachel for a few years as she used to teach the twiglets Gymboree before she embarked on her career as a photographer. Her work is amazing so when she offered to take some photos of them I almost bit her arm off 😂 Here’s how we got on πŸ™‚

We met at Mayfield Lavender Nursery, the β€˜secret’ lavender fieldΒ in Banstead, Surrey 🙊😊 It’s a bit more wild and natural than the main field further up the road but, unlike that one, is not open to the public. It is available for private hire though 😊

It was so lovely to see Rachel again. The twigs didn’t remember her as such as it had been a while, but with her friendly manner and humour, they warmed to her really quickly. I’d actually been pretty nervous about how they’d behave; let’s just say they are less than cooperative when I try to take photos of them! 🙈 But Rachel was amazing with them 😊 She was so warm, relaxed and funny, with a huge repertoire of tricks up her sleeve – from singing songs, quoting their favourite TV shows, chasing them around, playing pat-a-cake, even blowing bubbles. Mainly though, they just did their own thing and she was there to capture them messing about and being their nutty little selves 😍

Twins in lavender by Surrey photographer Rachel Thornhill
Twins in lavender by Surrey photographer Rachel Thornhill
Cheeky twins in lavender
Twins in lavender

I just love how Rachel captured their little personalities so perfectly 😍🤣

Photoshoot with Surrey photographer Rachel Thornhill
Photoshoot with Surrey photographer Rachel Thornhill
Surrey photographer

We also spent lots of time running (and rolling!) around in the orchard:

Surrey photographer
Surrey photographer

She even managed the impossible and got some decent photos of me!! 😱

Mother and twins in orchard by Surrey photographer Rachel Thornhill
Mother and daughter by Surrey photographer Rachel Thornhill

If you’re looking for a Surrey photographer, I would thoroughly recommend Rachel for a relaxed, natural family photoshoot. She will totally put you at ease (even if you’re awkward as a*se like me 😂) You won’t be disappointed! 😁

Surrey photographer Rachel Thornhill
Surrey photographer Rachel Thornhill

Check out Rachel’s website for more examples of her beautiful work: www.rachelthornhill.co.uk

Or her Instagram page: @rachelthornhillphotography

Twins in orchard by Surrey photographer Rachel Thornhill

Thanks for reading! Til next time,

Hannah xx

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