Jenny and Stuart have been together for 9 years and married for 7. They haven’t taken family photos since they wed over 7 years ago. Knowing they were way over due for photos, Jenny wanted to do something special. For the location she knew she wanted a glamping/boho scene in the woods. Before starting to look for props and outfits she pinned pictures from photo spreads and advertisements that were the style she was going for. Jenny will admit that she is a bit of a ‘crazy person’ and ‘if she can’t find what she’s looking for she will just MAKE it!’
In order to make the tent, Jenny bought fabric and an indigo dye kit, she looked up Shibori tutorials and went to town. The other props in the scene she already had or borrowed from her sister. To add additional color to the shoot, Jenny brought some fresh plants and flowers.
Last minute wardrobe changes included a flower crown which she made by hand just minutes before the shoot. She was so so happy she decided to go with the flower grown as it was just the ‘girly’ touch that she needed to complete her look! Jenny said that planning and styling for the shoot was ‘stressful at times’ and she was ‘afraid that she wouldn’t like how it turned out, but that’s just part of the creative process’.
After seeing her photos Jenny exclaimed ‘I love everything about our photos and how it all came together. Kendal Riley of Ostara Photography is amazing and I am so thankful for her help and patience throughout the whole process.’
Photographing creative types like Jenny is what a photographer dreams of, it is SO nice to come to a shoot with a scene set up and props to play with! It definitely brings some MAGIC to a shoot. Jenny and Stuart were nothing short of magical! Their love is infectious–you can’t help but to smile, laugh and play while in their presence!! The family photoshoot wouldn’t be complete without their two Dotson pups Dolores and Piper!