How great is the vintage baby carriage prop!? And…come on…a cute bulldog sitting patiently in it??? It’s ridiculous! This is like something out of a cartoon! Such a beautiful session. Thank you to Avenue Photography for this great submission!
I’ve had this huge, old, baby carriage sitting in my garage for over a year now, waiting for the perfect session to use it with. I first met Stella about a year ago and was so drawn to her simple, little girl beauty. When I saw Stella’s family walking their bulldog one day in my neighborhood, that they had coincidentally moved into, I knew I had to arrange for a session with them! We got together early one morning to capture that soft light. I was a little worried how Elvis the Bulldog might react once we put him in the carriage, but he did a great job of staying (or you might say posing) and Stella just thought it was hilarious. I went location hunting the day before to find the perfect spot of trees to best work for my vision. The carriage has a somewhat darker feel to it being very old and black wicker, so I wanted to play off of that. I found the perfect patch of trees that were bare of leaves to help set the mood. The sun would be rising behind them which gave me the backlight that I wanted. Just to the right of that set, there was a lush area of green grass.. It was perfect for the little garden scene. With a mix of props and natural backdrops, I was able to achieve two different looks within walking distance. This makes for an easy shoot for both myself and the client.
Canon 5D Mark II, Canon 50mm 1.2, Canon 85mm 1.8
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