Getting the “perfect” Background: Garden Center Chic

Hey everyone! For today’s post I’m going to be doing another part in my getting the “perfect” background series. It’s been a while since I’ve shared a photoshoot, and this one is one of my favorites.

I personally love having photoshoots at different stores, especially ones that you wouldn’t conventionally think of as a good setting for pictures. It’s kind of like a challenge finding the best angles and backgrounds, and it usually leads to some great photos.

For today’s shoot, we decided to go to Lowe’s and At Home, since they both had big garden areas with lots of plants. All of today’s pictures were taken on a Canon Rebel t5i.

The first thing that we saw when we walked in were the carts, and of course my first instinct was to grab one for a picture. I loved the contrast of the bright orange cart with my cooler blue-ish and black outfit. If you’re somewhat like me and don’t know how to pose most times, grabbing a prop like this cart can be super helpful!

Although it was quite an unconventional idea, I decided to sit on the stacks of potting soil for a picture. These turned out to be my favorite pictures of the entire shoot, and I love how vibrant the colors turned out.

We then ventured inside of the store to the lamp and lightbulb aisle, since we thought the bright lights would provide an interesting background.

To avoid feeling awkward about taking so many photos, my friend and I pretended to be in search of furniture for our “studio”, which made the experience even more fun. Anytime someone passed by us we would stop taking photos and start pointing out the item we were by, saying “do you think this would fit in our studio?” and so on.

Another great background for photos in stores like these are the plant areas. The natural look and bright colors make the background pop and can liven up an otherwise simple picture. Since it’s approaching the holiday season all of the Christmas trees were out, and we attempted to take a few pictures in the middle of them.

That’s all for today’s post, I hope you enjoyed it. Be on the look out for a thrift haul post and some room renovation posts in the future, see you all soon!


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