This has been a whirlwind of a summer. I got to shoot some couples in Montana, Yellowstone, and Oregon. But now, it is finally time to introduce my 2022 Senior Team! We finally had our first senior team photoshoot and it was so much fun. Every year I like to make a cool photoshoot backdrop to introduce my new team. The first year I got my inspiration from a window design Anthropologie had done. I got strips of plastic table cloth and strung them through plastic fencing. I loved this backdrop and rolled it right up to store it for the next few years.
Last year for my 2021 Senior Team I decided to make a balloon wall however, it turned out to be a balloon cave. Quite literally. I blew up hundreds of balloons. It was by far the most colorful backdrop I have made. I decided I would probably steer clear of this kind of backdrop in the future because of how the balloons destroyed my hands after tying hundreds of them! I was worried the backdrop would only stay up for a few days and all the balloons would deflate. But this backdrop stayed up for about a month! So if you don’t mind destroying your hands a little, 10 out of 10 reccommend.
This year for Team22 I decided I wanted to go opposite of the last year and focus more on a black and white backdrop. I finally decided on two backdrops.
The first is a newspaper backdrop I have seen on TikTok many times. And my team was literal fire for this shoot. For the second photoshoot backdrop I bought a canvas drop cloth from Lowes, and hung some rust and deep yellow fabric up draped across it. Then topped it off with some pampas grass in a vase. Mostly because I could not go a full shoot without SOME color! I got to know my team better and got some fire shots. Check out some of the images we got that day!