I’ve been looking.
And I think I might have found it.
I’ve been on the hunt for a new *spot* in our yard.
You know, for pictures. To take the place of the very overused ‘red bench’.
I still love me some red bench. Especially in a pinch.
But after a while, even I get tired of seeing it in every. single. outdoor. picture.
I have a tendency to get stuck in ruts.
I came across this spot quite by accident the other day as we waited for the bus to arrive to take the girls to afternoon kindergarten.
Right smack under this very stately, very big and very old tree.
I love the gnarled bark and the mossy roots.
And it provides the high shade essential for optimal outdoor lighting.
What do y’all think? Have I found it?
Regardless of the location or the lighting (and in spite of the unskilled photographer) I think my Sophie Lu is absolutely beautiful.
PERFECT spot, I'd say! Although honestly, your kids would look good photographed just about anywhere! Stinkin' cute.
Cindy M says
Love it! It's perfect. I love the texture of the tree, and the green background in the distance.
I think the coloring and lighting are perfect! And you're right, that is one adorable girl!
She is indeed!!
This time of year it is perfect. I love spring (or what we get of spring up here in the NE) when everything starts to bloom and turn green. They are beautiful pictures-she is adorable!
The Oswalds says
I love this spot! But I love the red bench too! 2 perfect places!
Yes, you found it!! Makes me wanna plop right down with a big ol' glas of lemonade!
And Sophie Lu? Perfected gorgeousness!! (but, then again, ALL of your children are absolutely gorgeous!)
For sure! However, I think your kids would look great in just about any picture. So adorable!
Frankly i'm just slack-jawed and jealous at how GREEN your yard is right now. And that your kids are wearing short sleeves. I'm still waiting to do that final washing of the long underwear…and got scolded by a Chinese lady for not wearing it yesterday. 🙂
Oh, and beautiful shots & location. 🙂
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A great spot, indeed! I think you've found it. These are great shots of your beautiful girl!!
And I love how Colleen added all the kiddos on the side of the blog. Yes, I was missing them, too. It looks great!!
Looks great! Can you get any in the tree? I love tree shots. I think they just scream summer and fun.
Love it! It's beautiful–as is Sophie. 🙂
A perfect spot indeed but your blessings would look adorable photographed anywhere!
Love & Blessings from Hong Kong,
First of all, YES, Sophie is absolutely beautiful!
And second, I do believe you have found the new spot. It's perfect, and since I've read this I've been trying to figure out where my outdoor spot will be…
You *totally* found it!!! Can I come take pictures there?
Yep…I'd say that's the perfect spot. Very 'shabby chic' if I do say so myself!! 😉 I don't think there is anything better than photos out in nature. The subjects at hand always take center stage and the lighting is perfect. Miss Sophie would look gorgeous ANYWHERE though!!
I don't know about the spot – but the model is certainly perfect!! (no really – the spot is about as perfect as it gets!! – but I had to say that!)
hugs – aus and co.
Great spot! BEAUTIFUL girl!!!
Beautiful! I know what you mean about overused spots. I have two in my house. One has clutter in the background and the other vertical slats of the deck making my children look imprisoned in every picture.
Perfect spot, Perfect subject, Perfect weather!!! In other words…simply PERFECTION!!!
Lori Lynn says
I wish there was a spot like that near my new home! That is perfect and I especially love the first picture.
3 Peanuts says