If you’re looking for a relaxed, private bluebell photoshoot location, why not come and discover this hidden gem nestled in the Surrey Hills?
Wildacre is the boutique and home of Bridal gown designer dressmaker Caroline Arthur, situated in a quiet Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, at the end of a secluded lane, surrounded by woodland.
Having held several bridal photoshoots in her private garden, Caroline is now opening it by appointment, for hire, to photographers, families and couples wanting a location for their bluebell photoshoot in April and May.
With comfortable amenities, including use of part of the main house for Hair and Make up, getting changed, WC and light refreshments, you’ll find plenty of parking, a child and pet-friendly garden, a warm welcome and the perfect environment to put you at ease.
Wildacre is ideal as a location for floral or photography workshops, engagement photoshoots, styled bridal shoots, families and children. Also available for hire for TV, film or lifestyle and fashion photography.
English bluebells are a protected species. At Wildacre, they have grown naturally in dappled light, beneath a loose canopy of mature sweet chestnut and beech trees.
Being surrounded by woodland, there are multiple nooks within the location, to create a variety of compositions. The East-West situation offers golden hour photography both morning and evening.
There is also a fire pit and rustic bench seating, hewn from fallen trees, available if you’d like to continue shooting into the evening.
Unlike public bluebell woods, you’ll have the place to yourselves.
Caroline has, in addition to the plentiful natural bluebells in the ground, a stock of potted English bluebells, which can be positioned to enhance each shot if needed, addressing the inevitable challenge of bluebells being naturally patchy and close to the ground.
The traditional ditch and mound boundary on one side of Wildacre, and the handsome field gate, provides many picturesque options for the creative photographer.
All the photos shown were taken at Wildacre, by Luxury wedding and fashion photographer Andrea Verenini. Model is Aleesha Hicks, dress by Caroline Arthur. Little girl model is Holly Arthur.
For prices and availability, do get in touch soon to book in your photoshoot for April or May 2022
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Thank you so much, Andrea, Aleesha and Holly for making this photoshoot such a beauty! xx