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bluebells Photoshoot


If you have ended up here reading this blog, then you are bluebells passionate this same as me. You are probably thinking about having a family bluebells photoshoot in Glasgow, somewhere in the middle of the carpet of bluebells. Or, maybe you are trying to explore the best visit place for a bluebells woods walk with your loved ones. Either way, welcome. I hope you will find all answers to your questions here.


Bluebell paths provide an ideal backdrop for families photographed with children of all ages. Whether your child is just a few months old or a teenager, I’ll ensure that the session is relaxed and joyful for everyone involved.

The enchanting atmosphere of the bluebell woods, with their deep blue and vibrant purple hues colour, also makes for stunning maternity shoot. It’s a truly magical setting that adds an extra touch of beauty to any special moment captured on camera.

When do bluebells start to bloom and how long does the season last?

Each spring, most of our Scottish ancient woodlands get covered with a spectacular display of gentle bluebells. This ocean of purple-blue waving in the wind among rustling trees is the perfect backdrop for truly stunning photoshoots, which became extremely popular across Scotland.

Bluebell season typically start to bloom in spring, in late April until early May, painting the forest woodlands with their stunning blue hues. The season usually lasts for a few weeks, providing a window of opportunity to capture their splendor.

Where are the best places in Glasgow for a walk among bluebells?

Glasgow and whole Scotland is blessed with some lovely woodland spots to enjoy a leisurely stroll among bluebells. Head to places like Mugdock Country Park, Pollok Country Park, or even the nearby Trossachs National Trust Park for a breathtaking experience surrounded by these delicate flowers.

  1. How to take care of bluebells? 

    Bluebells are quite low-maintenance once they’re established in a suitable environment. They thrive in dappled sunlight and well-drained soil, so make sure to plant them in a spot with partial shade and avoid overwatering. Once they’ve finished flowering, allow the foliage to die back naturally to ensure they come back strong next year.

  2. Are bluebells an endangered species?

    While bluebells aren’t considered endangered, they are a protected species in the UK under the Wildlife and Countryside Act. It’s essential to admire and enjoy them in their natural habitat without disturbing or picking them, using just beaten track.

If you have booked a bluebell photo shoot, I guess now you are wondering what to wear. In this blog post, I will give you tips on what I think works best with bluebells as a background. Of course, this is just my opinion.

Please remember, it is your bluebell photoshoot.  You should be comfortable with what you choose. Strong dark green and purples will provide the backdrop to your photos. However, don’t compete or match these colours with yours or your children clothes for a session.   

Try to stick to neutral tones and soft hues when photographed. I find greys, navy, cream, lilac, and deep blue all work nicely. Therefore, select up to three colours that complement shooting surroundings and choose your outfits around them.

My personal favourite colours for bluebells photoshoot is grey and light blue. They contrast well against both purple and green plants whilst allowing enough contrast people to pop on the pictures. If you prefer more vibrant colours yellow or lilac matches bluebells and woods perfectly as well.

I would encourage you to keep away from strong, neon colours and loud patterns and logos.  Simple, plain clothing photographs the best.

However, you can add a bit of texture to make a wow effect to your styling. A little lace or frill, woollen chunky jumper, denim jackets for kids, scarf for you work well.

Either you pick a girly dress or scruffy jeans and a t-shirt for your shot, all this is fine. Make sure you’re all wearing clothes that reflect who you are. Just simply stick to your chosen colour scheme palettes and all will be good.

As the bluebell grow mostly in woods, the forest paths can be a little muddy and soggy, especially after the rain. Flip-flops or shiny white Cinderella shoes might not be the best choice if is a rainy day. Although great if it dries. If muddy wellies are a perfect choice.


Early morning or as the sun lighting is coming down in the afternoon, early evening that’s the best time to take a photoshoot among bluebells.

At this time of the day and year, the trees in the bluebell woods can be still dark and pretty cool. To avoid trembling and teeth chattering from cold make sure everyone has extra layers or terminal clothes on.

As you know, all my sessions are very natural and relaxed. I let kids freely play and express themselves during the shoot. Bluebell photo shoot is not an exemption.

However, I keep a special caution during sessions among bluebells. Do you know these delicate flowers tend to take up to 7 years to recover if trampled down? What’s more, bluebells are a protected species.

Therefore, you won’t be lying in them (like we tend to do on the grass during another outdoor session), we won’t make races through bluebells fields. During the bluebell shots we use just wood paths among the bluebells, rather cautiously sitting or kneeling next to them to keep these little bells alive.

By respecting and taking care of those stunning oceans of flowers we would be able to cherish them in the future too.

You may have noticed that many of my photos show kids and families sitting right in the middle of a patch of flowers, but this is just clever positioning and camera angle. They are always standing on a path or seat of the ground without bluebell flowers.

If you wish to find out more about bluebells itsells check here.

What is a bluebells mini photoshoot?

I’m planning to be doing my bluebell mini photoshoots in the bluebell woods from mid-April onwards. When the flowers look their best and are at their most vibrant.

A mini bluebell shoot is a short 30min photoshoot. Held in one location on a particular day. You will have a time slot for your session. 


I always confirm the place of the bluebell session closer to the day. I’ll be visiting my favourite bluebell woods locations and busy scouting out new ones in April to choose the most stunning place for our bluebell photos. I will try to use forests in remote locations that have not been populated by people. Therefore, please expect to have a 5-10 min walk through the forest to get to your right place. I promise it will be worth it! (Not suitable for buggies).

If you are looking for a place for a family walk in bluebell woods try Drumchapel Bluebell Woods within the old Garscadden Estate.

What is includedin Bluebell mini session?

  • A 30-minute photo shoot in bluebells, exact location to be announced in May. 

  • 6 digital images to download. You will choose your faavoutsire photographs from around 15 images.

  • The option to purchase more images, prints and albums

  • All for just £109

After photographing your mini bluebells photoshoot, the next step is the post-processing phase. This typically takes next few weeks as I carefully edit and enhance each image to ensure they look their best.

Once the post-processing is complete and your digital images are ready, you’ll receive an online link where you can easily download all of your photos. Keep an eye on your inbox for the notification—it’s always an exciting moment when your memories are ready to be enjoyed.


Family bluebells photoshoot WITHIN ANCIENT WOODS IN GLASGOW

I literally can not WAIT to get started and photograph families on this year’s bluebell woods portrait sessions! If you wish to join me and book your mini session slot simply get in touch below.




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