This time of year, I usually begin to lose my “photo mojo”.
When the weather is warmer, I can get out and explore, but right now it is just too cold and it’s difficult to stay inspired. So, I have been trying to find some fun things to shoot without having to brave the elements.
While grocery shopping last week, I picked up some Valentine’s Day candy. It is good to eat, but I thought it would also be fun to photograph. I loved the bright colors!!
Saturday morning, I grabbed my camera and the goodies and headed for the kitchen table to set up.
(I had a few assistants willing to help as soon as they saw what was in the bowl)
I get tired of seeing my kitchen table in every food or flower shot, so I have been using colored place mats, tea towels, fabric, or even wrapping paper to provide different backgrounds for my photos. In addition, for this photoshoot, I decided to bring out a string of Christmas Lights to add a little more interest!
This is a poplar set up and I am sure many of you have already seen or even tried this, but for those that were wondering how to achieve this kind of look, I thought I would take a few steps back and photograph the entire set up.
I had to work quickly, because my “props” were disappearing….. one piece at a time!
Pat lured the girls out of the kitchen(aka, my studio)and put a movie on in Sarah’s bedroom, so when I was done “playing”, I took them a little treat.
This series of photos were taken a few minutes before the ones I posted on Sunday.
I had to let Reagan consume quite a few of the candy hearts before I could get her to hold them in her hands without popping them into her mouth.
Happy Wednesday Everyone….. We are halfway through the week!!