Often we spend a lot of time trying to find that perfect location or the perfect props for your models and clients but sometimes that perfect spot is closer to home than you think or actual at your home! The images used for the “save the date” card below were all shot in the lobby of my condo. I walk past these locations each and every day and never really thought of using the backdrop and lighting for a shoot. It’s not that I didn’t think the exposed brick would be great but more so logistically speaking there really was not a ton of room to capitalize on the surroundings. So I have always dismissed the idea up until a few weeks ago.
I had the perfect clients that wanted the look that this location could provide. I dismissed the fact that I would not be able to get full-length body shots and decided to run with it. We all had to be a little more creative and not let the lack of space ruin our shoot or the look and feel that we were going for. This meant jamming up the elevator doors so I could shoot from inside and give myself that extra 5 feet of distance from my subjects and it also meant we had to think of multiple poses in the same spot. At the end of the day I had amazing clients to work with, we had a ton of fun and achieved the look we were all afer. Can’t wait to shoot the wedding!
So for your next shoot take a good look close to home and be open to creative uses for that space.