The Great Prop Debate


I often get asked if I have cute backdrops, or props for my shoots. I typically answer that I have pretty neutral, tonal, backdrops, and maybe a basket or two, but that I would be more than happy to incorporate anything you would like. It is their shoot after all. My personal preference is to let your shining faces speak for themselves. Every once in awhile it comes together perfectly!! At my newborn shoot yesterday the parents were excited to see that I had a great basket to cradle their little one for shots of her on her own, they were scouring their house for something they could use before I arrived! We had a discussion on props, and I explained my stance and the fact that while something might be perfect for one family it might not *fit* with any others. That’s when grandmom chimed in!! “How about your cowboy boots?” she said. They are apparently a cowboy boot wearing family, a signature if you will! Out came the boots and my mind started to spin!! She slept relatively peacefully while we moved and shifted her around. In the end I think we capture a moment that just speaks “THEM”. I love it!

Hometown shoot

I love to see my family! I love going home. I love to photograph people I love, so naturally photographing family in a place I love is a no brainer!! I love mixing it up and getting the opportunity to shoot in a fresh new location!! I *might* be born to be a beach photographer! It was so nice to shoot this lovely family with it’s additional cutie pie member and a smiley, laughing big sister!!


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