Happy Throwback Thursday, everyone!
I’ve spent quite a bit of my off-season doing what every photographer must do from time to time: cleaning up hard drives, shifting backups around, and generally freeing up and organizing the massive amount of digital storage space that my career requires. As I have, I’ve so loved re-discovering some of my older work that I still enjoy! Some of these shoots are still so inspiring to me, and I’ve been thinking for a very long time about the whole #tbt / “throwback Thursday” trend that we have all seen week after week on our Facebook and Instagram feeds. My off-season maintenance project has turned into a treasure trove of throwback-worthy finds in my archives, and I’m delighted to begin sharing them with you. Starting with this vintage-honeymoon-inspired adventure!
This shoot was on the top of my list to share, because I just can’t wait to have another like it. Chelsey and Vince rented themselves a room in the GORGEOUS Baker House in Lake Geneva, Wisconsin. Chelsey is a dancer with a fun, inspiring wardrobe and these two are just the cutest lovebirds! The Baker House is filled with beautiful decor and loads of vintage hats to play with. We popped a bottle of champagne and we were off to enjoy a few hours of exploring and storytelling in this unique vintage space.
Another reason I truly enjoyed this session was that it went a little outside of my comfort zone. The more stylized and imaginative plan pushed me to work hard on creative posing and effective lighting, while the couple’s extensive wardrobe options and the variety of props and scenes available in the Inn definitely overwhelmed our creative senses and made for nonstop ideas and fun.
I would go back to the Baker House any time- it is elegant, sophisticated, nostalgic, and stunning!
I have always had a love for black and white images. It began in my high school days, when I first began to learn photography on black and white film in the darkroom. This vintage-styled portrait session brought out my monochromatic tendencies quite a bit, especially since these two have such a glamorous style!
As I said, I just cannot wait to find another unique spot like this and create some more creative and thoughtful images with some of my couples. Do you have a little flair for the dramatic? If so, let’s find a spot for your session that inspires us all!
If this type of portrait session interests you, I’ll give you a little deal… The next couple to book a Luxury portrait session like this with me- complete with a fabulous location to explore and enjoy- will receive a framed copy of my favorite image from their session! Happy location-hunting!