This East Bay Styled Photography session was of my very own angel who just turned 5! (I celebrate each year of my monkeys with a photoshoot. Lucky them! heehee.)
Here is how the planning went down…
I picked up this cute little suitcase from a local store for $10 a year ago because I thought it would be a great prop for a child’s shoot. I then found the perfect dress while browsing at Nordstrom’s that match the ‘look and feel’ of the suitcase. Before running out the door the day of the shoot, I grabbed my 10 year old daughter’s straw hat.
As for the location, I needed a reason for my subject to be holding a suitcase, so I thought, “Aha! A train station!” Then I remembered a restaurant area that reminded me of an old train station, which I drove past earlier that day. Voila, our location!
Since this was a public place and it was a Saturday evening, we were only here for 15 minutes.
So you can see, you don’t need expensive props, a lot of time, or complicated details. The location can be in your own neighborhood too. You just need a vision!
Check out my little Ava who was at “the train station” this weekend….
If you liked this, then you’ll want to check out my Fairytale Shoot from last year! It was also a windy day, but the light was completely different. It was full-on sunshine!