Twiglet Top Tips – Rachel Thornhill Photography


A few weeks ago, we spent a fabulous morning at Mayfield Lavender with the very lovely 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 😂 We met at Mayfield Lavender Nursery, the ‘secret’ lavender field 🙊😊 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 😍

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





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



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



I would thoroughly recommend Rachel if you’re looking 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! 😁


Check out Rachel’s website for more examples of her beautiful work:

Or her Instagram page:



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