One of my biggest challenges when we move to a new area is finding a great place to do my photo shoots.
The ideal place I look for should be less than 10 minutes from my house, have lots of different areas to photograph in so that my photos don't look the same all the time. It has to have enough shade and unique areas to act as backdrops to the majority of the sets that Bren models.
It is also a bonus if this place can be off the road enough so that I wont have to worry about traffic and it also helps if it is not teeming with people so that we don't draw a crowd which can be both distracting for Bren and a little unnerving for me.
The closest place I have found to date was downtown Newport, Rhode Island on Thames Street.
I feared that I would never find a place with so many neat places to use as "props" in my photographs.
But I think I found a place that will work just as well if not better!
This park is less than 10 minutes from our home. It has everything....an old red barn, another weathered wood building, a petting zoo, a bunch of unique fences, acres of green grass, flowering trees and gardens, little bridges, quirky stairways and a lake with a fountain!
It also has an awesome playground to use as a reward for Bren's hard work!
We spent some time there this weekend and explored a little.
I can't wait to go back and have a picnic there!
Someone brought a really cool bubble blower that showered the whole playground with sparkling bubbles!
They are so fun, I'm going to have to find one of those for us!
While we were there, we finished shooting some hair accessories for a designer friend named Kim.
She has an awesome etsy store full of fabulous hair accessories.
Check her out and let her know we sent ya!