Wednesday, August 6, 2008

special project...sneaky peaky!

I promised I would show a sneak peak of a special project on which I have been working. I've had a vision in my head for weeks of a special family portrait I wanted to take. It involved a ratty old chair, an abandoned field, and my three adorable children. Only a few problems...I didn't have a ratty 'ol chair or know of an abandoned field (although I did know where to find 3 beautiful kids pretty easily).

So after a search through Craig's List for an old chair (scored one for $20) and a 40 minute one-way drive to a not-so-stellar neighborhood...I had my prop! And after a quick afternoon run to Walmart I discovered that the field behind my favorite Super Store was just about perfect. Throw in a couple of white dresses (and a handsome sailor suit) and I had everything I needed to try to capture the beauty of my children!

Here is my favorite shot from the night! I'll post more tomorrow! This one is going above my mantel in my family room...blown up big and framed :)


little pumpkin grace said...

LOVE IT! I love shooting in abandoned fields! On one of our expeditions, we even had a great impromptu shoot at a cemetery that had lots of open fields - one of my favorite portraits of Grace was from that session!

Lala said...

Hi Jenn!!! THat is my favorite too!!! It will look FABULOUS above the mantle!!!

THanks for sharing!!!

Love, Lala :o)

Erin said...

That is BEAUTIFUL!!! You definately have to frame it, it's gorgeous and SO PERFECT! Can you come down and help me make one? Bring the chair :)

Jumpin Jilli Bean Baby said...

Oh it is breathtaking Jenn!!! Definitely worthy of the mantel!!!!

Thanks for sharing your gorgeous family!
Jamie :)

Tracy said...

Wowza! I love this photo! You are so Blessed :)

Jen said...

Absolutely perfect. Love it. I've been visiting your site the past month. I'm a friend of Ann from Swede-at-heart. Your photos are beautiful!