Hurray for my first ever in the corn fields picture. haha
It’s funny how we often go somewhere to take pictures where the look is iconic and yet you take pictures with a background that you didn’t even think about.
A background that looked like it could have been from anywhere.
It’s as if you go to the Beach to take pictures and yet it doesn’t look like the beach at all… no water, no sand, no glorious sunset or surfers. haha
I often go to a shopping center called Riverwoods and walk away with mostly nature pictures of a pond and a bunch of trees with no shops or buildings in site.
(Thought I’d add the picture in color too)
Seems like most of the time we go out of our way to go to some amazing place and our favorite pics are of the person in front of a wall… or maybe even with just the sky.
I could have shot this corn picture in any number of locations closer to me in tons of corn fields in my city.
Well on one hand it seems funny we put so much emphasis on location to the couples and even sometimes pay lots of money.
But there’s a lot of reason behind it and some of that is perception.
I really didn’t mean to write a schpeil on locations and even though I and many others have lots to say… I thought I’d mention that this time I took a picture that totally matched the name.
I went to wheeler farm and took pictures of the couple in the corn fields… never mind the fields were relitively tiny and a small portion of the location… but it was the first time for me and I thought their glamorous and stylish look would be a perfect juxtposition.
Here are a couple other pictures that did fit them very well.
I suppose going to a city park in the farm format and taking pictures of a old truck could be an example of my previous discussion.
On that note I was happy that my assistant pointed out the existence of the truck.
This was definetly part of wheeler farm and the look… so this does prove why a nice place with lots of options and well maintained is a good fit.
Think about the dress too… a nicely kept lawn is a good thing to keep a white dress clean… but if not… have them hold the dress. Could be fun.
This picture really could have been any any clump of trees
This following picture is a great example of a “this could have been anywhere shot”
We were taking pictures of the truck and there was a bridge i was being pointed to but I just loved how the light was hitting this little section of trees.
Trees that could have been anywhere but I just felt like it would have matched them and their look and the way I was feeling. So …. bammm
Another First : This was the first time I’ve done Formals (Pre-wedding pictures) and engagements at the same time.
His being gone for 6months in alaska was a big part of it.
Welcome to any city corner in the USA … nothing special and yet we drove to be here… just so happened to be right at sunset and into twilight.
Searching for places at night often results in just looking for places with lights on in the background.
Oh hey this old… whatever this is will do.
You can obviously tell that this was a fun shoot of a fun couple
Now with all that being said I will most certainly still keep picking awesome locations… because it’s more than just about one or two pictures in some cool unkown spot… but getting tons for the customer to choose from (in my line of work)
And it’s about perception… and how the spot makes them feel and how they’ll react when put in a certain location.
Yes you might be able to convince them the local dump is an awesome spot compared to the french villa or garden with millions of roses and tulips.
But why fight a fight you don’t have to. Why make it harder on yourself.
Well I’ve done it a few times and I guess it’s fun sometimes to win their trust by taking an ugly location and making it work. Could be something for them to “write home about”