Often, the trickiest part of a photo shoot is settling on the location. While I am more than willing to find a spot for a portrait session, I first encourage my clients to choose a location that carries some significance to them. And because I do my best to avoid shooting at the same spots too often, I love it when the client has a place in mind.
Even if it’s their backyard! We talked about hitting up some nearby parks when we set up the shoot with Kelly, Steve and their awesome family, but ultimately decided we didn’t need to go anywhere — their backyard worked perfectly. When I first started Windowsill Photography Studio, I wouldn’t have guessed you could do an entire shoot in the confines of someone’s backyard, but this is now the third time I’ve done just that and I love the intimacy it produces. People just feel more comfortable in their own familiar surroundings, which leads to genuine smiles and beautiful, more natural photos.
We had a great time in Kelly and Steve’s backyard, and they even got the family dog to pitch in during their shoot. Here are just a few of my favorites, including the girls’ attempt at synchronized handstands. Thanks for a memorable evening, guys!