Happy Fourth of July!! Of course I had to save this to post for the 4th, because we rocked the red, white and blue for this one!! Every styled shoot is so much fun and this one was no exception. Most of the time, the preparation is equally as fun as the actual photo shoot! This session was no exception- Cassie, Jen, Carly and Ashley and I had a blast with this one! And once we actually started shooting, I had a hard time doing my job taking their photos because I was busy cracking up at Cassie and Jen’s impromptu karaoke and dance moves lol!!
I am lucky enough to have the most amazing hair and makeup team to make all of my vintage dreams come true! Cassie and Jen were the perfect models for this shoot because they both were up for anything. Also they both have that classic beauty- they pulled off the 50’s cat eye and pin-up hairstyles PERFECTLY.
I have had this concept in my mind since last year, and I knew my grandmother’s backyard was the perfect place because of all the open shade. And can I just say how absolutely awesome my clients are? One of my 2017 couples, Amanda & Ryan, were generous enough to allow us to use their vintage truck for this shoot and it made the whole concept just come to life.
We did some outfit changes and took another set! It was HOT- I looked a hot mess so I don’t know how these two still looked so flawless!
To make it a real picnic we had to of course bring some fun foods. Adorable cupcakes from Westminster Cake Studio, fresh strawberries, and of course good old Coca-Cola!
Even though the location I chose had lots of open shade, I also decided I wanted to challenge myself a little bit creatively and try to also work with full sun for the swimwear part of the session. It is a totally different way to shoot, and it requires a completely different shooting and editing style, but I am pretty excited with the results!
After the pool break, we ended the shoot with some hula-hooping, trampoline frolicking and of course with the flag!
Happy Fourth of July, friends! Hope that you are enjoying your own patriotic picnic right now, and that it is filled with smiles, laughter, lots of food, friends, family and flags! God Bless the USA! 🙂
Makeup: Ashley Harmon, MUA
Cupcakes: Westminster Cake Studio
Styling & Wardrobe: K. Rainier Photography (me)