Lifestyle photography Galloway NJ

April 26, 2017

Welcome to Dannyland! I took a few photos over spring break that I thought I'd share with a little story about us. Each year “my tribe” plants all sorts of vegetables and berries in our very large garden. But with all our busy days, it was so hard to keep up with. The weeds took over and although we got lovely veggies and harvests, it was a little too much work for us and our super busy schedules. This year over spring break we decided to try something different and plant a corn field. I think it's going to be a cool spot for photos and we should have corn coming out of our ears by late summer. Haha. There's also hopefully going to be a little plot of wildflowers too! Fingers crossed because some of you know I tried that before and they didn't grow. If there can be a way to have split sessions here at the Galloway photography studio, I'd be the happiest photographer ever! (Half session in studio and half outdoors in our garden or barn)

It was chilly the day we planted the corn and oddly enough, only the littlest Gill was here. (The big kids seem to have disappeared) lol! And this is my Love. He's the most amazing man. He can fix anything. He can build anything. He works so hard for all of us. And I am so lucky. I really wanted to capture how much he loves the land. He is an outdoor man. He had no idea I was shooting a bunch of photos of him. At one point he stuck his head in the stinky bag of corn and I captured that moment through a raspberry bush. The light was dim this day and we had to wear winter shirts and jackets but still, these moments mean so much to me. I have not had a lot of time for my own projects at all. I really want to make it a point to do this a little more. I forced myself to use lenses that I don't use enough and tried a few tricks like altering the background bokeh with shaped filters. I am going to make a book from these and save it for my grand-babies someday.

Some of you have been here to the property. I always let you know ahead of time that is very rustic. Lol! I thought that maybe sharing this day of planting corn would help you be able to see where the studio is and how our little tribe lives. And maybe I'll be able to do a part two or three as the corn grows.

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