Ok....so my family is visiting our good good friends in Michigan. The Koopmans. And the mom, Martha, shows me this image that she wants to model a quick family shoot after. We head to the Salvation Army to grab a few wardrobe pieces for the boys and head back to the house for everyone to get ready. We obviously didn't have access to my Minneapolis studio so guess where we shot these photos......the garage. I have often used a garage to shoot photos because the light actually is fantastic. It's controlled light and you still get the beautiful reflections in the subject's eyes. When I loaded the photos, I just loved them! But look at my subjects....totally Vanity Fair rockstars! They made my job easy! This first image took us a few different poses to get just right.
So I want you to know.....some shoots you can do literally on a dime....with used clothing, a blanket and a garage. You don't need to break the bank to get a great image. I can't wait to see this as a large black and white framed canvas in their living room. Thanks Koopmans...for trusting me when I said, "I think we are gonna shoot this in the garage." :-)