I reserved this past weekend for doing taxes, but since I finished them a whopping 3 days early (impressive, right?!! ;)), I had the weekend open! I decided to take Mia, my 8-year old, out for a spontaneous styled photoshoot!
Styled shoots are pretty much the opposite of Lifestyle Photography.
Instead of capturing what naturally unravels, I am posing and sculpting scenes. I find this to be a refreshing departure from my usual style. I could tell my model what to do and position her exactly where I want!
So I opted to take Mia to an old schoolhouse and barn for a country themed shoot. At one location, I gave her pigtails, which reminds me of Little House On The Prairie. (Does anyone remember that show or am I the oldest person who reads my blog?!!)
Photography Info: You can style any shoot pretty much. As long as you have willing participants, you are golden. Families with children under 5 years old, for example, may not be the best subjects for a styled shoot. Other than that, just have fun with it!
Enjoy your day. Every day.