Canine photo sessions in the lavender
Aug 19, 2021
Audrey

An exceptional place for canine photo sessions

Every year for 3 years now, I go to the plateau of Valensole to enjoy the lavender for photo sessions with dogs. The best time to visit the plateau is early July, it can happen that the bloom is late and that the flowers are not opened in June. The lavenders start to be cut in mid-July, sometimes a little earlier, depending on the fields you want to visit!

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Why a photo session with your dog in the lavender?

At the end of this unique experience, you will get images that are completely unique. I now know the location and the light situations in the morning and in the evening. Thanks to these hours of location scouting, I can now offer you sessions in the best places on the set and at the best times of the day. There is nothing more important to me than creating timeless and exceptional memories with your dog.

Below is an example of a session with an Akita Inu named Aïkito. This young dog, blind in one eye, behaved in an exemplary way during her session. We took advantage of the sunset as well as the twilight to enjoy the bluish color of the lavenders in the evening. 

Audrey Bellot Photographe Canin France Belgique Dog Photography Workshop Portraits of Dogs and Art

Meeting with Iza Lyson, Polish dog photographer

During my trip, I also met Iza, a dog photographer also from Poland. She was accompanied by her dog Opium (Opi for friends). I couldn’t help photographing them together when Iza put on her bright red dress. It was a beautiful moment with this talented photographer.

Audrey Bellot Photographe Canin France Belgique Dog Photography Workshop Portraits of Dogs and Art
Audrey Bellot Photographe Canin France Belgique Dog Photography Workshop Portraits of Dogs and Art
Audrey Bellot Photographe Canin France Belgique Dog Photography Workshop Portraits of Dogs and Art
Audrey Bellot Photographe Canin France Belgique Dog Photography Workshop Portraits of Dogs and Art

There are not only lavenders on the plateau!

Immortals, sunflowers and sage are also common in Provence. The bright yellow color of the immortals can bring a luminous rendering to the photos and contrasts very well with the dark and colored sky at dusk.

Laure, herself a photographer, had wished her session on the plateau with her two Beagles: Maiki and Heden. We first enjoyed the lavender, then at nightfall, we went to a field of immortals.

Audrey Bellot Photographe Canin France Belgique Dog Photography Workshop Portraits of Dogs and Art
Audrey Bellot Photographe Canin France Belgique Dog Photography Workshop Portraits of Dogs and Art

Quelques uns de mes portraits favoris réalisés dans les lavandes

The color of the lavender varies depending on the time of day. I prefer to shoot very early or very late rather than during the day to take advantage of the warm and soft light of the setting sun, as well as the cold and dark light of the night.

Audrey Bellot Dog Photography Workshop Portraits of Dogs and Art
Audrey Bellot Dog Photography Workshop Portraits of Dogs and Art
Audrey Bellot Dog Photography Workshop Portraits of Dogs and Art
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