Saanichton Sunflower Festival – Photo Location

A trip to the sunflower field at Ocean View Estates

I saw a post on facebook about a sunflower field in North Saanich. I’d never been there, since we just moved to the Island last year.. but it looked really pretty from the photos. 

The only memories I had of sunflower fields were from when I was traveling in Germany several years ago. I knew I wanted to go see this one! And of course, bring my camera! What a great place for photos!

Imagining a photoshoot in a sunflower field fills me with excitement and anticipation. Picture yourself surrounded by endless rows of vibrant yellow blooms, their cheerful faces turning towards the sun. As you wander through the field, the gentle breeze carries the sweet scent of flowers, and the golden hues of the sun cast a warm glow over everything. With each step, you’re enveloped in a sense of joy and wonder, feeling as if you’ve stepped into a painting of pure happiness. The sunflowers stand tall and proud, providing a stunning backdrop for playful poses and candid moments. Whether you’re striking a pose amidst the towering blooms or twirling with abandon in the open space, every frame is infused with the energy and vibrancy of the sunflower field. It’s not just a photoshoot; it’s an unforgettable experience, filled with the beauty of nature in full bloom.

There were apparently 7 different types of sunflowers planted here! I could definitely spot 4 different kids, but I either missed the other 3, or they were too similar for me to notice that they were different!

I bought two sunflowers, which we picked and cut ourselves and brought home to dry for the seeds. (Photographed below.) Unfortunately, we didn’t know at the time that we should have picked ones that looked sort of dead and wilted or the seeds wouldn’t be fully developed! We did manage to dry the heads and get the seeds out, but they were SO tiny and too much effort to get out!

We stayed for about an hour and a half, while the sun went down and watched a beautiful sunset on the farm. What a great evening!

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Considering a photoshoot here?

Picture this: you and your partner, surrounded by the golden glow of a sunflower field, your laughter mingling with the gentle rustle of petals in the breeze. As a couples photographer, I invite you to join me for a magical photoshoot amidst nature’s most cheerful blooms. Let’s capture the joy and connection between you two as you explore the sun-kissed pathways, stealing kisses amidst the towering sunflowers. With each click of the camera, we’ll freeze moments of love and laughter, creating timeless memories that you’ll cherish forever. Whether you’re celebrating an anniversary, an engagement, or simply the beauty of your love, a sunflower field photoshoot promises an enchanting experience filled with warmth, laughter, and endless golden hues.

So, are you ready to make memories that bloom as brightly as the sunflowers themselves? Let’s make magic together amidst the beauty of nature’s most radiant backdrop.

The Saanichton sunflower festival is only open seasonally for a very short time each year. Don’t miss it! Extremely limited time slots will be available. Sign up for my newsletter (at the bottom of the page) to be notified when booking opens for these sessions.

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