Tuesday, August 9, 2011

Behind the Lens: Jamaica Plain Portrait Shoot, Part I

As you know, I've been trying to build up my inchoate photography portfolio.  Even though I'm a total amateur with my camera, a few very generous and patient friends have volunteered to let me experiment on them take their portraits.

This past weekend, my friends A and G joined me for a frolic around our beautiful Jamaica Plain neighborhood.  Here are some of my favorites of A from this super fun shoot.

We started off on my street, which is so verdant and lovely this time of the year.

I particularly loved shooting A in the wild tangle of lavender in front of the Taylor House, a charming bed and breakfast.  Isn't she gorgeous?

We then traipsed over to Jamaica Pond, where we found my favorite photo prop ever -- a rowboat named "Cookie Ship."  A is an amazing baker, so it was total kismet that we happened upon this boat.

A beautiful summer day . . . my favorite neighborhood . . . a super photogenic subject . . . what more can a photographer want?


lavenderpug August 10, 2011 at 8:46 AM  

nice job hotcocoa! how fun are are these shoots. i love the one with the lavender and the ones on the dock.

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