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!