My friend Christina was helping me out on the Bohlender session I recently posted. On our way home, we got to talking about how much I like shooting around abandoned houses. She lit up and told me about one we were just drove by. We turned around and went back to investigate.
It’s an old Frank Lloyd Wright style home that has been abandoned for many years. The roof has caved in in places and most of the home is boarded up. The remnants of the house and the surrounding area were rich with texture and interesting architecture. We decided right there that the next morning we would come back and do a session with her and her sister Katrina. I was giddy.
On an unrelated note, I was squatting in the grass for a shot and heard the grass moving. Yup, it was a snake! I screamed and ran. I’m such a girl.
We had a really fun time exploring the area around the home and taking photos. These sisters are so, so close and such a delight to photograph. That morning will always be a special memory for me.
Photographers Note: We didn’t get to the site until around 9am, so there was a lot of bright light bouncing around, mostly off of trees and grass/weeds. Many of my photos had a strong green cast to them, especially in the skin tones. I used the hue and saturation sliders in Lightroom, as well as some adjustment brushes, to remove the color cast.
Christina was making up stories about the home and the property. It was quite the narrative, if I could only remember, I’d tell you. ;)
I love Katrina’s smile. :)
Christina found a turtle and had a nice time chatting with him. See the hinge?
About two weeks after this session, Christina shaved her head…just for fun…crazy girl! I love her. :D