I love thrift stores. With the opening of the new studio I’ve been finding myself spending more and more time in them. Usually when I go thrifting I have a certain item in mind that I am on the hunt for. Unless I am bored. And then I just go thrift shopping to see what I can find. Sometimes I discover some real gems and sometimes the trip is a dud. Either way, I have to go frequently since there is such a high turnover rate of goodies to pick through. A week or so ago I was on the hunt for a bed frame for the studio. I didn’t find anything, but I did stumble upon the most charming stick pony. There was no way that guy was not coming home with me. The problem is that I have a rule: when I buy a prop I have to immediately know what I am going to do with it or it has to double as something functional in my home. That meant I had to come up with something to do with this green pony… which took me exactly 3.57 seconds. A bit more perusing and I found the perfectly worn in straw hat. I put out a model call on my Facebook page to find the perfect 1950s style cowboy. I lucked out and got two of the cutest brothers I’ve ever seen, along with gorgeous local photographer momma Brea Bursch (who totally has that Mad Men thing going on, by the way!) and sweet baby Gwen. They already had everything else on hand so we were able to shoot this session pretty quickly. I am totally in love with the results! It’s always such a rush when your vision is perfectly executed and even more amazing when minimal effort is involved in the styling search. Aren’t they precious?!
Got some cowboys of your own? How about a princess, an astronaut, or a mermaid? Let’s capture that special magic.