Congratulations to the winner of the Mayfield Lavender 2023 Photo Competition.
We’re thrilled to announce that Rei (@reigninldn) has taken the top spot in our competition, and discovered the exciting news on her birthday!
We chose this photo because we felt it captured the essence of summer at Mayfield Lavender, telling a story through its composition, lighting, and subject.
Rei captured this breathtaking shot using her trusty Sony a7c camera.
She shared her heartfelt story behind this stunning photo: “I’ve always loved visiting flower farms as a way of commemorating my late mother’s ardent love for nature and flowers. I started photography in 2022 as a way of immortalising tender happy moments.”
This was Rei’s second visit to the farm and the photo was inspired by the sweet aesthetics of her childhood storybook ‘Debbie’s Visit to the Countryside’ (1977), written by Belgian author Gilbert Delahaye and illustrated by Marcel Marlier.
Rei said: “I can’t wait to create scenic photos of lavender fields during golden hour in 2024. Rain or shine, lavenders look beautiful and soothing.”