For almost as long as I have been a photographer, I have seen and heard photographers inquiring with one another looking for a field of wild flowers to have a perfect summer photo session. I have had many clients request this as well. Problem is, it really does not exist in the Pittsburgh area. There are some farms and plots of land that are not really for public use. There are also small parts of fields in a few local parks, but still…that perfect flower field is hard to find. So I decided this Spring, to create my own flower fields!
I am fortunate enough to live on a large farm with a lot of land. There is a large 1/2 of a football sized field that was the perfect spot! Last year we grew garlic on it (I live on a Garlic Farm!)
I ordered quite a few pounds of zinnia, wildflower and sunflower seeds and my three boys and my husband helped me plant them in May. (I told them it was the best Mother’s Day gift) We carefully made rows and sowed the seeds and covered them with dirt. It seemed like it took weeks for the tiny plants to emerge from the soil, but finally…they did. And with the help of all of the rain, they grey rapidly and this week, they began flowering! In just a couple of weeks these fields will be so full of flowers!
This is just the 2nd day of blooming, it will be bursting with colorful zinnias soon!
And this is one of the sunflower fields! As of yesterday, just one lonely head opened! The rest will soon follow!
Another perk is me and all of my neighbors will have a fresh bouquet of flowers all summer long!
I can not wait to have a few special sessions here on my farm with them! I will even have my own family photos taken in them!
~All images by Mary Beth Miller Photography ~
Mary Beth Miller Photography specializes in birth, Fresh 48, newborn, and family photography in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania and surrounding areas.