So many of you already know that I’m pretty open to going anywhere (legal) to take your photos. But I’m also always wanting to be aware of the client’s time and how much effort YOU need to put into a session. My fear is that if I make it difficult or tedious to GET your photos done, you won’t want to do it. So as I try to balance the atmosphere shots with the timing, I’ve come up with a possible solution for folks. Many of you know that my husband and I live on a pretty good size piece of property, and because we have that available to us, we’ve decided to make the space available to my customers. We’ve also decided to work with the atmosphere I have here and add some elements to the property that might make photo “sets” more appealing to my audience. The process will be slow going, but the things that are brewing in my head for this year are the following:
- I have a field of approx 3-4 acres that is currently just a weed growth field. I’m working on getting that turned into a field of wild flowers – hopefully that process will start shortly (if it ever dries out) and I really hope to see progress on that by fall.
- I have an old run-in horse shed and I want to add to that in ways to build some distinct backdrops for seniors specifically. I’m on the hunt for an old junk car, old rusty metal, old barn wood, old doors and old shutters. You never know what I’m going to want, so if you see something old and rusty in a trash pile, think of me please!
- I am searching for the perfect bench and will work to plant some specific plants around and behind it to create a garden area for photos.
- I’d love to build a small pond, but that one will take a while.
- My sons have already put up one swing for me, and I have a tire swing in the works also. Both will serve nicely for my seniors, and families also.
So while I’m busy in studio planning sets, I’m also outside planning sets and scenes, all while marketing the business, researching and learning new lighting techniques and trying to give back to the community whenever I can. It’s set up to be a busy spring/summer for sure, but I’m ready!
So here’s the tire swing going up – let’s hope it dries up around here soon!