Sophie Hitchens

Sophie Hitchens


Outdoor and Quirky The Surprising Photo Shoot Locations

Sophie Hitchens Thursday 28th July 2016

Sometimes a stylist or photographer’s brief calls for something a little different. A touch of something quirky that brings vibrancy to the end result.

Several of our more unconventional locations are set in the great outdoors, with an expanse of beautiful British countryside hiding something unexpected and surprising.

We’ve chosen a few of our favourites to explore, so pour yourself a cup of tea, grab a biscuit and go on an outdoors adventure without leaving home.

Vintage Vans

Nestling in the Herefordshire hills are a set of quirky caravans styled with various vintage fashions in mind. Situated in a small wildflower meadow, with amazing views to the Black Mountains of Wales, these 4 little discoveries evoke the essence of days gone by, including the bohemian 1930s and romantic 1950s.

Chandlers Hut

Shepherd’s huts featured in Thomas Hardy’s novel ‘Far From the Madding Crowd’ and were entrenched in much of England’s rural history. Deep in a bluebell wood in West Sussex lies a modern incarnation of the shepherd’s hut. Built by Plankbridge this traditional hut has a pretty and enchanting interior and its surroundings are breathtaking.

Woodland West Dorset

A temporary home to holidaying glampers, this beautiful expanse of forest is full of unexpected and surprising features at every turn. Reminiscent of storybook childhood adventures, tipi’s, tents and parachute shelters are dotted around ponds and trees. It even has a fully functional field kitchen with open sides, which acts as a haven when the sunshine or showers halt play.

Odessa Farm

Set in a quiet corner of rural Norfolk lies Odessa Farm. As you bathe in its uninterrupted views over open countryside you stumble upon surprise after surprise! A quaint and authentic gypsy caravan is a main feature, as is a tree fort nesting in the greenery. A plethora of other outbuildings complete this veritable hive of wonders.

Railway Carriage

In this increasingly popular area of North Norfolk is one of our favourite hidden treasures. Languishing in an everyday garden sits an original railway carriage, which has been lovingly restored and maintained. With its gleamingly preserved wooden interior we dare anyone not to be enchanted by this step into the past.

Sophie Hitchens

Sophie Hitchens