What a fun and special shoot this was for everyone! It was special for this sweet couple, Michael and Brittany, who are celebrating the coming of their first baby, Grayson.
And it was special for me because I shot this session in my very own (new) backyard! We (my husband and I) bought a new house (new for us. it was built in 1956). This was a long time coming. As soon as we moved into the neighborhood 4 years ago (into our current house), we fell in love with a particular area of our neighborhood and have been keeping an eye out on buying a house there ever since. This one (where this session was shot) finally came up for sale late last year and we jumped on it (houses on this street are usually on the market for a couple days). It was a wild ride (took forever, bad lender, all kinds of problems kept cropping up, etc) but we finally closed late February (and have been working feverishly on this fixer upper ever since). We fell in love with the house for it’s large, open floor plan and it’s gigantic yard (the house sits on 1.1 acres!!!!!). As a photographer, I’m finding all kinds of awesome spots to shoot so I decided to try it out on Michael and Brittany. So… without further adieu.
This shot and the one at the very bottom was shot in the part of our yard that’s down in the flood zone (that used to be the Trinity River before it was redirected some years ago). It’s very lush and open. So much potential.
And these shots above were in my neighbors backyard. His hobby is fixing up old military trucks. This yellow one and red cab that sits on the bed are his parts trucks and boy are they a beauty! When I saw these, I just about died. PTL he said yes when I asked if I could shoot there. Other fun things were an army trailer and green canoe.
This is the red cab I mentioned above. I love how it shows up in this picture taken in my backyard. It really adds interest. And this fence and wire stuff everywhere. Love it and never want it cleaned up. I told Adam (my husband) I wonder when he’s going to think this “junky look” (and my collecting of old stuff) I love so much is going to get old to him. *smile*
And this is my backyard! I’m in love. Seriously. The yellow corrugated metal is my shed and the random door was one my neighbor gave me when I asked what the story was behind these doors (when I saw them in his backyard). I haven’t figured out where to use them in a practical way so for now, this door will be randomly showing up in my shots;)
This is one of my favs.
Oh, and one more random large military truck thing above (in gray).
It’s spring here in Texas, but for some reason, my backyard is still blanketed with fall leaves. The booties are hanging from an old, dilapidated tree house (that will sadly come down so a new one can be built for my boys). Love the contrast.