Building a Dream (Green) House

A screwdriver. This isn’t the first tool you think of when you envision a photographer doing their work. If you ever daydream of being a professional photographer, you probably envision a brightly lit studio; glamorous models; hip music playing; a stylist; a personal assistant taking notes; a fan blowing the model’s hair; - and a camera in your hand. But a screwdriver? And standing in a sawdust-covered garage? Probably not.

Most photographers may not spend a lot of time with a screwdriver in their hand. But, as I’ve mentioned before, the lion’s share of photography has little to do with actually pushing that little button on your camera.

My wife Jen and I aim to please. We try to make a client’s vision come true no matter what they are after. In fact, we enjoy the challenge! In this case, we had a truly unique request from a newborn client. They had seen an image of a newborn in a miniature greenhouse surrounded by plants. Even though we are professional photographers in the Mid Michigan area and do own a wide variety of props for newborn portraits, we didn't happen have a miniature greenhouse in our collection.


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I know you want baby pictures, but look at that house!

So that's how I found myself running to Hobby Lobby and using most, if not all, of my power tools to make a delicate, little, cute Greenhouse for this newborn shoot. I&