When putting together this dreamy summer picnic styled shoot with SISTERS, we were inspired by the perfect summer night. Like the feeling of sharing a crisp glass of wine amongst friends on a warm July evening. The stunning hills of the Mountain West in Boise, Idaho served as the perfect backdrop to bring our vision to life. In this blog, we’ll provide inspiration and tips for your vintage inspired photography session.
It’s easy to create the perfect setting for your summer photography session. The right location and a few fun props can help take your photos to the next level. Warm temperatures and late sunsets of summer are ideal to take your portrait, engagement or wedding photo session outside. A beautiful place like Idaho has endless opportunities to take advantage of nature’s beauty. For our shoot, we chose a summer picnic theme. Here are some ideas of what props you can bring to make this aesthetic come to life.
Our summer picnic theme pairs great with vintage and cottagecore inspired outfits. The warm weather is the perfect time to break out your flowy dresses. Floral patterns are timeless and go with just about any style. Choosing details like lace-up corset silhouettes and square necklines help tie this summer picnic aesthetic together. Lastly, add fun accessories like a wide brim hat or bandana headband for the perfect vintage vibe.
There are so many style options for your shoot, but whatever you decide make sure it’s something you feel comfortable and confident in! We always recommend bringing a few outfit options because it will give your photos some variety and serve as a back up option if needed.
While most of our clients come to us to capture major life events like weddings and engagements, we love seeing inquiries for personal photo shoots. Portraits can be used for professional headshots or branding and content for business owners. It’s also such a fun way to practice self care and boost confidence. Whatever the reason, a portrait session is the perfect way to express your personal style and capture your magic!
Summer is the perfect time to take advantage of the natural beauty of places like the Boise, Idaho and the Pacific Northwest. Another positive of having your shoot in the summertime is the amazing light and later sunsets. Comfortable temperatures will make it easier to plan your shoot when the lighting is most ideal and allow your photographer to harness their most powerful tool – light!