Using natural light is tricky business. Unreliable forecasts. Too sunny at 8:30 AM. Then storm clouds at 7:00 PM at a time that would normally be perfect. Thorns. Not enough time for a second location. Missing props. Cranky neighbors that want to have you arrested for "trespassing", which I'm about 96% positive we weren't. So many obstacles with photo shoots. Luckily for me this little thing was as cute as a button. She waded through weeds as tall as her and kept a smile the whole while. Of course the strawberry crush helped a little. ;)
The shoot was something I've been thinking about ever since I laid eyes on this abandoned house. Luckily I found a few more props the day before at a nearby antique store. I removed the wire and nails and gave the frame a fresh coat of paint. The polaroid and suitcase were other lucky finds. I'd love to have a whole warehouse full of props, but hubs isn't so fond of the idea. So... I get little bits here and there and use what I have.
Brenna Drew was the perfect compliment to this old house. I clicked as long as I could and in spite of the numerous hurdles placed in my path, I was really happy with the outcome. Thanks to mom and big sis for being such great help!
Go take a stroll down my vintage inspired shoot...
Oh, and just a couple quick reminders:
It's not too late to link up your "GREEN" photos for the last week of the Leap into Spring Photo! Challenge! And swing by this Friday, May 11th with a favorite spring photo for a chance at some Ah-MAZ-ing prizes. It's gonna be a Sa-WEET FINALE... 5 copies of Topaz Adjust, subscriptions to This Life, a photo book from Adoramapix, a design pack from Life-n-Reflection, a print from Veronica Armstrong Photography, and a camera strap cover from Forshee Designs, to name a few.
If you missed my DIY: How to Fake Polaroids post last week, swing by and give it a look. It's had over 3,000 pageviews so I guess divulging all those secrets paid off.
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