I had this idea that we should take pictures of the Jeep in front of our barn with the back full of pumpkins. Even though I had the awesome pumpkin patch experience and got a ton of pumpkins for $20, it was not quite the overflowing tailgate I had expected, so I improvised…
Here’s how I went from this wheelbarrow full of pumpkins to this fully realized photo shoot in three easy steps!
Step One: Create illusion
I needed to add height and quantity to my pumpkins. I had limited time to make this photo shoot happen, so I basically needed to use stuff I had lying around…
I stuffed split logs underneath the pumpkins in the back to raise them up and to keep them tilted on their sides without rolling.
Step Two: Add Accessories
It took me a while to pull together the pieces for the photo shoot beyond the pumpkins. I started with the navajo blanket, which just felt very fall to me.
Then I grabbed the tacklebox from our kitchen. I liked the brighter pop of color it added. The growler was a last minute add from our barn. Authentic dust on that one!
After finessing a few faux pumpkins into the mix and some leaves for texture, I added the rusty coffee can to fill a small awkward spot.
Again- just grabbed stuff I had lying around. I tried a few lanterns I had from inside the house, but ultimately the more organic rust of the tin felt more natural.
Step Three: Try different angles
I am by no means a professional photographer, nor do I claim to know that many tricks, but when I photograph vehicles I like to shoot from a variety of angles.
You just never know which shot will be “the one.”
And that’s how I captured my perfect fall vision in a photo shoot. Do you have a favorite shot?