Our first big shoot will be in May. I want this shoot to be in fields with lots of trees and perhaps some wildflowers. A cool old barn would be a great addition (we are still scouting for the perfect location, will update when I know where it will be). This shoot is going to represent spring in the country. I’m bringing baby chicks, and brown eggs, and baskets, and darling little French country feeling aprons. Maybe a quilt, and a sheet or two that will also tie in some of the fabrics that remind me of a farmhouse in the French countryside. Perhaps some daffodils will join the party, and some sweet flowers for the chicks (not the animals!) to wear in their hair. The boys would be darling in suspenders, and a bow tie, the girls would look perfect in simple dresses or skirts that are plain enough to throw a printed apron over the top. There will be more surprises along the way, and I will be also planning specific props and accessories once I have bookings and know what ages and groupings we will be shooting. Amy and I are really excited about this one!
June is going to be Fields of Furniture. I love the look of big pieces of furniture in a field where they don’t belong! But as this is a bit of a pain to pull off, I have shied away from this (since really, how am I supposed to carry a full size couch across a field all by myself). Enter, a partner in crime to help me carry ridiculously heavy items to places where no sane person would take them! I will definitely be bringing a couch (it’s tan and pretty neutral, but I think it would be super fun for each client to bring some of their favorite throw pillows from their own couch to add in their own style). I will also be bringing a bed of some sort, and some benches, chairs and some other odds and ends. Again, we can customize this to the bookings and the requests that we have. I have the perfect little nook that is close to the river here in West Linn, that is one of the most gorgeous and versatile spots out there (not to mention, we shouldn't have to carry the furniture tooo far!)
Clark County Fair. Need I say more? I absolutely adore the look of photos in a carnival setting. The fair is such a fun place for family photos. Ferris wheels in the background, playing fun carnival games, standing in front of all of the bright colorful food booths. Cotton candy! It’s a beautiful thing. Check out some samples here. I Space is limited.
We will be planning a beach weekend for sometime in August. If you are interested in going to the beach, let me know if there is a particular weekend that will work for your family. I am thinking Pirates and princesses.