When taking portraits, I believe the background is just as important as the composition of the photo. When I was asked to take portraits at the Fall Carnival at church to benefit the mission trip going to India, I knew I wanted to incorporate a fun background. I was totally blank until I scouted out the grounds. When I saw the tall grass and willows at the back of the property, the inspiration came, and I started gathering my props. A piece of material (I’m now on the lookout for a cool old quilt for future shoots), a basket of apples, a bowl of grapes, a tray of fresh bread, a juice bottle, long stemmed sunflowers, and teacups were the perfect pieces to stage my picnic!
And since the area was already staged, I couldn’t resist taking some photos of Miss Emma. Cupcake courtesy of the cake walk!