A few weeks ago I posted on my companies Facebook page that I would like to shoot an old rustic barn for my portfolio. I explained that I wanted a barn that was falling apart and covered in vines. I had two people respond. S and Sara offered to allow me to come to their properties and roam around to photograph. I ended up going out to S’s property twice. She hired me to take some family portraits and I was out one day to scout the location and another day for the actual photo shoot. On both occasions she allowed me to roam her 20 acres and pop my head into old sheds and barns to find time standing still.
Sara, offered to allow me to come out to do portfolio work on her barn. She lives in a small town nestled up against the mountains. Her home sits on the edge of town looking out a pasture and a lovely little cemetery. The barn and chicken coop sit behind her house with a tiny stream separating the house and the barn. The barn was not really safe to walk through but I found so many beautiful compositions around the outside it did not leave me wanting. Sara allowed me to come early on Sunday morning on a holiday weekend to boot.
This weekend was a busy one with dance recital for toddlers lasting to 11:00 pm, a farmer’s market opening, a birthday party and portrait photo shoots but I managed to get to both locations in less than 24 hours. I am so thankful for the generosity of S and Sara to allow me to come and take pictures on their property knowing this was only for my portfolio. I hope that each of them will enjoy one of my prints from the images that I shot. I certainly got a ton of lovely work from their willingness to help. I am so thankful for the wonderful community that I live in and I the gorgeous place that I can call home. The longer I live here the more beautiful it is to me and I know it is the hearts of the people that I live amongst that saturate the scenery. Thank you!!