I normally try to choose a different location for each session I do for my clients. I like to do that to because I want to give my clients all sorts of different backgrounds!
Lida, however, really likes to have pictures done at her house. I’ve now done three sessions at their house and while their yard is seriously beautiful it feels like I’ve already used all of the possible backgrounds. BUT, we got creative this year and came up with some lovely choices. AND, with the addition of Lida’s mom next door we were able to use her dock and boat too! I’ve been taking pictures of these guys since the boys were really little and this is the first time I got to photograph Lida with her mom Robin. What a treat!
Here are my favorites…
The other way we can get our creative juices going is to challenge Justin and Ty and their athletic skills. We’ve done some really fun things with water toys and this year they outdid themselves. I LOVED photographing these boys surfing and I didn’t even realize I was asking for something exceptional when I asked them to surf together. Apparently they’d never tried it and it ups the level of difficulty exponentially since the first one on the wave messes it up for the second one! But they figured it out anyway! Super impressive!