Home Depot Photo Session!

So, there's been this trend going around the photography forums where you take amazing portraits at Hobby Lobby. I loved the idea but we thought it was a little too girly for our boy, so we headed to one of his favorite places, The Home Depot for our photo session. I often pose people in front of neat textures, but the entire space isn't so pretty, so it was super fun to challenge myself to use Home Depot as our venue. I didn't want to disturb the peace in the store so I had the added challenge of using just one lens (my trusty 85mm) and available light only. Hani the Intern had a blast! 

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 We had to take a few that showed a sense of place, since The Home Depot does reflect H's personality a lot!

We had to take a few that showed a sense of place, since The Home Depot does reflect H's personality a lot!

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 Getting tired of our photo session, and wanting to go look at the hammers. 

Getting tired of our photo session, and wanting to go look at the hammers. 

 He thought it would be super cool if he posed with this dowel. 

He thought it would be super cool if he posed with this dowel. 

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 And here are a few behind the scenes shots to show what we were working with!

And here are a few behind the scenes shots to show what we were working with!

That's it! There ya go, just proves that you don't need big beautiful spaces to create beautiful images, they can be created anywhere!

Tiny Dinos | Eat Your Veggies

My son and I have been having fun with these teeny tiny little dinosaurs that we found at the craft store! We also feel passionate about eating your veggies! tiny-dinosaurs-eat-your-veggies-melanie-mahonen-photography

School Boy Vest

When my little dude heard that he was invited to his first wedding, he instantly said that he wanted to wear a vest to the event. I poked around the internet and a few department stores in search of something nice enough to wear to a wedding but casual enough to not be mistaken for a member of the wedding party. I finally decided to just make one myself when I came across the school boy vest pattern on the Sew Much Ado blog. I loved how it turned out, and my little guy loves to wear it! We of course had to do a little photo session when it was finished, so we headed down to Loring Park in Minneapolis, Minnesota. The squirrels down there by the way, are a little to friendly... 01-loring-park-minneapolis-minnesota-school-boy-vest-hand-sewn-kids-clothing-melanie-mahonen-photography

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