Sunflower Fields and Photography Mini Sessions: Brit's Garden Acres, Manhattan Kansas

Kansas is known as the "Sunflower State" and for good reason. We seem to have quite a few fields over the state that bloom at various times in the Fall. Photographing these beautiful flowers seems to be a no brainer to me and my Sunflower Mini Session are the perfect way to photograph your family in the sunflower fields.

The flowers themselves are beautiful too and the nature-lover in me enjoys photographing them, as well as my Mini Session clients!

Sunflower in bloom at Kansas State University, during a Fall Photo Session in Manhattan Kansas. Pretty sunflower pictures captured by Renee McDaniel Photography.
Sunflower with lens flare at Britt’s Garden Acres and Farm, photographed during a Sunflower Mini Session in Manhattan Kansas.

The flowers are so very, very beautiful and bees and butterflies are all over them. If you get close enough, you can see bumble bees coated in yellow pollen.

Bee covered in pollen on sunflower at Britt’s Garden Acres, Manhattan Kansas.
Butterflies on sunflower at Britt’s Garden Acres, Manhattan Ks. Sunflower pics captured by Renee McDaniel Photography.
While at a Photo Mini Session this bumble bee landed on a sunflower at Britt’s Garden Acres Farm in Manhattan Ks. Beautiful pictures of sunflowers captured by Renee McDaniel.

The last 2 years, I've offered Sunflower Mini Sessions the week or 2 the flowers are in bloom. I get butterflies in my stomach just thinking about the flowers blooming because the timing for the sessions has to be just right. Two weeks before they "usually" bloom, I start driving by the field every other day to check on their progress. Then the week leading into it, I drive by at least every day.

One evening before my sessions start, I usually take my daughter out in the field to wander around. If you've followed my work for any amount of time, you can tell that I love to capture the inquisitive nature of my daughter, especially when it comes to the outdoors. She's gotten to the point now that, well before the field blooms, any time we drive by she points to the empty field and tells me "That's where the sunflowers are, Mommy. I want to go see them when they grow."

Girl walking in sunflower field during a mini session at Britt’s Garden Acres and Britt’s Farm in Manhattan Kansas. The perfect location for Fall Family Photos, captured by Renee McDaniel Photography.
Girl reaching out for sunflower at Britt’s Garden Acres, Manhattan Kansas.
Girl reaching out for sunflower at Britt’s Farm and Garden Acres Store, Manhattan Kansas. Captured by Renee McDaniel Photography.
Girl holding sunflower during fall family photos at Britt’s Garden Acres, Manhattan Kansas. Captured by Renee McDaniel.

And as much as I love capturing my daughter exploring these fields, I absolutely love capturing my clients there. If you've ever wondered what your images from one of my Sunflower Minis might look like, check some of my faves from last year below. 

Grandmother and grandchild in the sunflower field at Britt’s Farm and Garden Acres in Manhattan, Kansas is the perfect way to get those Fall Family Photos done early! Captured by best documentary photographer, Renee McDaniel.
Child sitting in the sunflower field at Britt’s Garden Acres in Manhattan, Kansas. Captured by Renee McDaniel Photography.
Fall Family Photos with Grandmother and granddaughter in the sunflower field with lens flare at Britt’s Farm and Garden Acres in Manhattan, Kansas. Captured by photographer, Renee McDaniel.
Family with grandparents in the sunflower field at Britt’s Garden Acres and Farm during a Fall Family Photo Mini Session in Manhattan, Kansas. Captured by Renee McDaniel Photography.
Girl holding a sunflower in the field at Britt’s Farm and Garden Acres in Manhattan, Kansas.
Baby sitting in the sunflower field during the fall at Britt’s Garden Acres at a Family Photo Mini Session in Manhattan, Kansas.
Girl sitting in the sunflower field at Britt’s Farm and Garden Acres during her family’s fall photo session in Manhattan, Kansas. Captured by best documentary photographer, Renee McDaniel.

These sunflowers are somewhat iconic of our state and I feel they capture a family's time in Kansas perfectly. My Sunflower Minis are now booking! Click Start Your Story to message me for more details and snag your spot before they're all gone! 

Family playing in the sunflower field at Kansas State University in Manhattan, Kansas during their fall photo session. Captured by best documentary photographer, Renee McDaniel of Renee McDaniel Photography.

Till next time…

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