Sunday, March 15, 2009

green with envy

I'm feeling a fair amount of envy for all you with green grass. We've had a few nice days here...but everything is still muddy and brown. There is hope...a few stray blades of grass are starting to peak through...but spring still feels months away.

I've been gearing up for some upcoming sessions and took some time today to scout out a few new spots. I met the owners of a nearby acreage who gave me permission to use their extensive property for an upcoming event! They have acres and acres of beautiful land, a barn, and plenty of space to explore. The girls came along for the ride and were more than happy to jump out of the van to explore with me.

I wish I had thought out their attire a bit better before we left. Some brighter colors would have popped a bit better against our lovely brown "spring" landscape.

I just upgraded my photoshop last week and have been playing late into the night...trying to figure out where everything is located. It's going to take a bit of practice...but I thought these vintage washes were kind of fun on these images.

I took a whole series of pictures on this enormous tree on their property. It is truly amazing. I wasn't out at an ideal time to really capture that golden light I love...but thought this image of J was sweet. Kind of a different look for me with the vintagy wash...but I think I like it.
And to give you an idea of the scale of my tiny 4 year old on top of the lowest limb...


Trees like this speak to me in such a powerful way. The strength and beauty that lies within these strong branches. beautiful.

Just like these two....my little girls who kept me company and turned an otherwise boring drive through the country into a giggling, frolicking adventure. I can't wait to get back and try these spots out once we've got just a bit of GREEN!!

7 comments:

by: Brian and Lacey McKay said...

Oooh! I love these images of your girls! I don't think you could have planned their outfits any better! I usually opt for more color pop too, but I really like the way their outfits fit in with the soft green and brown tones of the backdrop! And the editing you did looks perfect! Awesome colors, awesome compositions, awesome interactions, just love it all! These would make a gorgeous collage somewhere in your home!

Jenny said...

Great photos. I enjoy the vintage look of the colors too. Also, that is a great Forrest Gump tree!

Swede at Heart said...

Oh I lOVE LOVE LOVE! I love the MJ clothes, I love the ginormous tree, and I love the vintage wash. Dreamy!

Bethany said...

Well, you may be green with envy for the green grass we seem to have year round here in AZ, but I am green with envy for that location!! OH MY GOODNESS! That is amazing!

What sweet, sweet images of your girls! You did a great job!! Enjoy playing with your new Photoshop!!

Angel said...

These are wonderful too. I love the vintage feel and that looks like an awesome spot for photos. I just found a spot with horses and a grogeous white fence to try out this summer. I can't wait for spring here too.

nic said...

what a gorgeous locale...and you don't even have to trespass! heehee. lovely shots, girlie...and i'm digging the muted tones.

carrie-EMAPhotography said...

They are adorable! Gosh, loving their hair!