Does anyone else drive around and think, "Hey, wouldn't this be a great location for portraits?" No? Just me? Huh.
Everywhere I go, I look for lighting and backdrops. I passed this field/bridge for 2 years, every day, morning and afternoon, and drooled. After 2 years, I got up the nerve to ask permission to shoot there! The owners were completely gracious and said, "yes!"
When a client asked for an old barn and a stone wall, I knew the perfect spot - and screwed up my courage to ask the owners' permission to shoot there (are you sensing a theme in my bold behavior? ;) Again, the owners obliged.
(Side note: If a super-cute family brings out their shades and looks adorable, go ahead and shoot into the sun. Otherwise, this shot is a no-no;)
This summer, I took a big deep breath and e-mailed a local business that I pass everyday, The Jackson House Bed and Breakfast, in Railroad. Almost immediately Pam, the owner, e-mailed to say she thought it was a wonderful idea for 2 local businesses to support each other! This morning I went to The Jackson House where she served a fantastic eggs benedict breakfast; her guests and I chatted; and, we talked about working together. I have just scheduled my first session there in early October, and I can't wait to share it with you! Please take the time to click on the link to her B&B. It is beautiful and the food is wonderful. I didn't get to try out the hot tub, but I'm guessing it's great;)
If you drive by a beautiful spot, let me know. I'll
breathe into a bag ask for permission to shoot there and we'll create some gorgeous portraits!