A family that camps together…


Combining vintage finds and photography is always one of my favorite things.

Lucky for me, my brother-in-law and sister-in-law are always up for whatever I throw at them, lol.

My SIL contacted me about doing their family photos and we set the shoot up for this past Tuesday; however, due to the constantly changing Oklahoma weather we were quickly rained out which worked out perfect… You see, I’ve been obsessed with the “Vintage Market Days” advertising photo every since I had seen it. I’ve even been day dreaming about recreating the photo with friends and family just for fun. You know all those that find junk just as fascinating as myself.

Well, the night the photo-shoot got rained out it clicked; “How about doing a camping inspired version of the VMD photo.” It fit this family perfectly, as they are always packing up and heading to the lake.

By the next day the weather was better and I was able to gather all the items needed for this late change of ideas.  I’m somewhat ashamed (not really) to admit, that I had almost everything you see in this picture stashed somewhere between my attic and garage and only had to pick up a few random pieces at the farm.

I’m so excited about the way it turned out and somewhat jealous that I didn’t get my brood together for this awesome photo opportunity. I love it!

So, go on get your camera, grab all your junk, gather your friends and/or family, and get to shooting; options are endless, use what fits your lifestyle, and just think no hairdo or makeup required.

Finishing Touches:
A few “Greater than Gatsby” Photoshop actions were used for the finished look.