A few people suggested a patriotic/ Americana/ 4th of July sort of theme for this month’s self-portrait. I started considering what to do for such a photo right away, as I always do for any that I consider as a possibility. I began imagining how fun it would be to make a picnic scene. Then, someone else suggested “life is a picnic” as a theme. That’s when it was settled for me; I had to do it! And, really, I felt almost obligated to, since Independence Day is on Monday.
After my vendor collaboration shoot, I was inspired by details, and I wanted to include a bunch in this scene. I already had the perfect blanket for a picnic, and what a background it was for some of those details! One such detail, and really the star of the show, was Dave’s apple pie! I knew he was capable of making a beautiful pie (from scratch!), and he was up for the task.
Dave was kind enough to transport me and my stuff to Woodland Park for the shoot. He also helped out by letting me focus on him, so that I could get into the same spot and be in focus (one of the major inconveniences of taking self-portraits). And, while it seems at first that this is a picnic for one, I had company at my pretend picnic towards the end.
While the final result of my actual self-portrait is pretty goofy (not to mention the ones of me and Dave), I thought I would include an even sillier one along with it. I really didn’t know what to do with myself in these shots, so what can I say?
I had such a blast with this shoot!!! And thanks, Dave, for a yummy and beautiful pie!