Wild mustard flower season is upon the Silicon Valley, and nearly every field, median, and patch of undisturbed dirt is exploding with the gorgeous and delicate, though profuse, yellow flowers. I am a sucker for these hearty plants. I get extremely wistful anytime I drive past a field bursting with color from these flowers. I think wild mustard just heralds spring.
A few weeks ago, I happened to drive by a lively field that was completely covered in wild mustard, and I knew I had to pull together a photo shoot ASAP to take advantage of the natural beauty there. I arranged with one of my besties, Tiffany, to come out and play photo shoot with me last week. I did her hair and makeup, advised her clothing choices, and shot the photos on my Olympus Pen EPL1 camera, and did a tiny bit of tweaking in Picasa and Picnik. Nothing professional about it, just me, a decent camera, a pretty girl, and a gorgeous field of wildflowers. Take a look!
A ladybug joined our shoot early on, so we let it play for a second.
Don't these fence rail photos look like something off of a country album cover? I mean, that back shot could be the next Carrie Underwood cover for "Fence rails and pony tails" or something!
We totally incorporated a random guy's dog into the shoot. Cody wasn't super cooperative, but we got a few quick shots before he begged to be reunited with his owner.
This is definitely one of my favorites. Sometimes you direct a model into poses that really don't work, and others make you gasp. Love it.