Wednesday, September 02, 2015

Sunny Days & Sunflower Fields ♥

Last week we visited the island of Jersey in the Channel Islands once again. It was so great to get away and just have a break from everything, I wasn't blogging, I gave up Facebook and I was focused on relaxing and spending as much time with my family as possible. Whilst driving through the St. Ouens area of the island with my dad I spotted fields of gorgeous yellow sunflowers in bloom - the photographer in me just had to get photos of my son in those fields.

I don't think my father realised when he had me that one day he'd have to chauffeur me from field to field, on narrow country lanes just for some photo opportunities! He was a good sport though - thanks for being co-operative Dad!

My favourite sunflower fields were located down a dirt track with the gorgeous bright blue sea in view, the sunflowers in those fields seemed to be blooming a lot more than the other ones we saw and they were such a beautiful sight to behold. At first Tyler Lee was apprehensive about the flowers, he didn't want to be near them (or be a model... again!) but when I lifted him up and let him touch the face of the flowers and explained to him all about the yellow petals he fell in love with them. From that moment on he refered to the taller sunflowers as the "mummy and daddy" flowers and the shorter, smaller ones as the "babies" - so adorable.

Tyler Lee even went so far as to give the flowers hugs, kisses and little pets, he has such an affectionate nature and it's so sweet to witness, I'm so glad I captured his moments of love towards the sunflowers on camera.

I don't normally include pictures of myself on the blog, mainly because I'm always behind the camera and lets face it, Tyler Lee is far more beautiful to look at, and even though the picture of myself holding Tyler Lee above is marred with imperfections I just had to add it into this post because I'm smiling, a proper, happy smile because in that week away I was completely at ease, happy and in love with life - I'm happy to say I still kind of am too.

There's nothing like sunny days and sunflower fields to bring out the happiness in you. The beautiful pictures I was able to snap were simply an amazing bonus. I love capturing all our memories together and they're even better when we're surrounded by some stunning nature-filled backdrops.
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  1. I was going to say my favourite picture was the one of you and Tyler-Lee because you look so happy! Glad you had a good getaway xxx

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    1. Aww thank you Kay, I just wish I was looking more attractive! LOL! x

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  2. This looks like such a wonderful place to explore. Beautiful photos and fantastic weather too! x

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    1. It was beautiful Donna, so good we visited it twice. Thank you so much! x

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    1. Thank you so much Elaine, you're very kind! x

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  4. Such gorgeous pictures! You can really see what a sweet natured little boy Tyler Lee is- bless him hugging the flowers! Sunflowers are my absolute favourite, we had them as our wedding flowers, so I was desperate to find a sunflower field to get some pictures this summer. Unfortunately I couldn't find any near us, ah well, maybe next year :-)

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    1. Thank you Helen, he loves to hug a lot of things, very loving indeed. Sunflowers are beautiful, how lovely that you had them as your wedding flowers :) x

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  5. The pictures are lovely and you both look so blissfully happy. It is nice to just get away and enjoy quality time with loved ones :-) x

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    1. Thank you so much Jade and yes, it really is so lovely to get away from it all and just relax with family x

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  6. A field full of sunflowers?? That's the prettiest summer thing I've seen! Wish we had something/somewhere like that in Ireland, but at least the Channel Islands aren't far. I must visit some day :) x

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    1. It's very summery, especially with the yellow. I wish we had fields of them in Ireland too, I need to find more beautiful fields here for the photo opps :) x

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  7. Oh what glorious photos - just captures summertime and sunshine and happiness. And Tyler Lee looks so cute reaching up to the huge sunflower.

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    1. Thank you so much, very summery indeed :) x

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  8. Those photographs are stunning. I love the one of you and Tyler Lee you both look incredibly happy. I am getting a little bit like that, fields and photo opportunities. I always have to stop. It sounds like the holiday was amazing, and I always think it's good for the soul to have some time off, be that off social media, work or just to get away from the normal home life. I am glad you are still loving life. :)

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    1. Thank you so much! We were very happy but then the sun always brings out smiles doesn't it? I need to get off social media more often, it made the world of difference to me! x

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  9. Beautiful photos - and Tyler Lee really looks like he loves those blooms! I've always wanted to visit Jersey and see the beauty of the landscape - you're really inspired me! And to see you in the photos is just lovely :)

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    1. Thank you Sara-Jayne, he loved the flowers in the end. Jersey is beautiful, I highly recommend it! x

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  10. These are beautiful photos and for me just sum up the beauty and innocence of summer! Im so glad you had a lovely holiday sometimes a break away from everything can do us all the world of good! x

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    1. Thank you so much Jessica. It really did me the world of good, I need another break soon! x

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  11. I wish we had sunflower fields around our area. Besides oilseed, we don't really have anything picture worthy. Great photos!

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    1. Me too, I had to travel to a different country to find these! :) Thank you! x

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  12. Absolutely wonderful photo's! I love seeing acres of sunflowers, there is something about all the summer!
    Cynthia @craftoflaughter

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    1. Thank you so much Cynthia, they're very summery indeed! x

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  13. I can't get over those beautiful golden locks. You photography is stunning. Oh how I wish I could see that sunflower field in person!

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    1. Thank you so much Mary, that's very kind of you to say. I highly recommend a visit to a sunflower field, it was just stunning x

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  14. I love these pictures! They are just so beautiful and it is lovely to see you in them too x

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    1. Thank you so much Aby, I'll have to stop hiding from the camera! :) x

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  15. Sometimes it is nice to take a break from it all and get away. What beautiful pictures! Those curls too!

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    1. It really is Kristen, a break can make such a difference to your outlook on everything. Thank you! x

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  16. Lovely photos, I wish I had fields like that near us. We have plenty of green but nothing as colourful as that. I think taking a week off blogging and all that coems with it is also good for the soul!

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  17. Such gorgeous photos of a lovely family weekend!! Your son is such a cutie-pie and I just love all the sunflowers!!

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  18. Sunflowers are one of my favorite flowers! So pretty and summery! Beautiful pics! We have a sunflower farm here in New England and it's beautiful too.

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  19. I love the colours in the photograph. Tyler Lee really stands out in blue against the green and yellow. Looks like a lovely place to visit x

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  20. Sunflowers are my favorites! You have an awesome field to enjoy there. Oh and baby is adorable!!

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  21. Oh why do you have the most adorable boy and take the most beautiful pictures?! This is just delightful - canvas pic material!

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  22. This is such a beautiful post, the pictures represent peace and gratitude for life.

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  23. Such gorgeous sunflower fields. We just threw a "mommy to be" baby shower for my sister and used sunflowers for the centerpieces--so gorgeous!

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  24. Whereever this is I need to be there. It looks like such a lovely place and your son is so adorable. I love his curly hair. Thanks for sharing this beautiful place with us.

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  25. It's always good to take a break every once in a while. I LOVE that photo of you and Tyler Lee! You both look so happy and there's so much love within that picture <3

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  26. The curls on that little cutie!!! I die!!! He's adorable and takes great photos! I wish I had a field of sunflowers around here! What a great place to take some fun family photos!

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  27. Those are beautiful sunflower fields!! I wish we had those growing around here, your photos are amazing!

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  28. Oh wow, what a beautiful location for a photo shoot! Jersey looks so beautiful & your photos turned out stunning. It's so lovely to get away with the family for a little break! x

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  29. It's always so much fun to see your little man exploring and enjoying nature! I love how he gives love to those beautiful sunflowers!

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  30. These pictures in the sunflower field are GREAT! I love them. I have been wanting to do that sometime. I need to find a field around me I know we have some no to far.

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  31. Your pictures are always so stunning, not hard when you have such a beautiful little boy for your model.

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  32. Your pictures are always so beautiful. I don't think I have ever seen a sunflower field until now. So pretty!

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  33. Such beautiful pictures Fiona and I am loving the one with you and Tyler Lee, priceless moments between mother and son

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