HADSHAM FARM EVENT PHOTOGRAPHER
The life of a children’s photographer is certainly varied! This week I’ve had my event photographer hat on as I joined the team at Hadsham Farm, near Banbury.
The farm is renowned by families far and wide for it’s amazing lambing days. And this year, over a three week period, more than 4,000 people visited the farm to witness 250 ewes give birth. And in case you’re wondering, that’s about 400 lambs!
I’ve known the team at Hadsham Farm for sometime now, so when they asked me to document a busy Lambing Day I couldn’t resist! I donned a Hadsham Farm sweatshirt, pulled on my beloved Dubarry Boots and grabbed my camera! I felt like I should be on Spring Watch or even Countryfile!
EVENT PHOTOGRAPHER BRIEF
From the moment the farm gates opened, families poured into the farm eager for a glimpse of farming life! And they weren’t disappointed! As the official event photographer my job was to document the day. The images were to be used to promote the lambing days both now, and for coming years. Plus the farm also wanted the families to see the images, so I created an online gallery where parents could view, purchase and download a momento from their day out!
Children not only got to hold lambs, but feed them too! The children sat excitedly in a line waiting to feed the hungry lambs. And goodness me can those lambs drink quickly! Once they’d been fed the lambs did what all babies love to do, fall asleep in the children’s arms!
Of course a trip to the farm at springtime wouldn’t be complete without a lot of newborn chicks! I loved the farm’s idea of putting the chicks on a bed of hay inside a small box before placing it on children’s laps. Not only were the chicks safe and sound, but it gave really young children the chance to hold a chick without fear of them dropping them!
TIME TO PLAY!
Once the children had finished looking at the ewes, and possibly seen a lamb being born, it was time to play! The Farm had thought of so many activities to entertain the children. There was a craft area, giant tractor tyres filled as sandpits, a mud kitchen and even a playground! So if you’re looking for a great day out next spring, then I’d fully recommend this superb farm! And if you can’t wait until then, you’ll be glad to know the farm will be open to the public again when they start selling their beautiful Christmas trees!
It wasn’t just the children who were worn out by the end of the day! Thank you to the amazing team at Hadsham Farm for such an outstanding event!