Wednesday, February 18, 2009

I bought a couch!

I love in photos when families or individuals are on a couch or chair in a random urban or natural setting. I have been in search of a couch, chair, or love seat for a few months now. I obviously can't afford the thousand dollar couches that are used in the high end photography studios. So what do I do? I hit the local Goodwill many times a month, Raleigh's awesome flee market, and craigslist daily. I finally bought an ugly modern multi print couch yesterday from Goodwill. I think with a rich bright colored slipcover this is going to look awesome for family and individual portraits.

It is really cool when a family already has a really cool prop like a brightly colored red chair. No worries the mom was right on the side of the chair and had let go for just a second so I could get the shot.

Here is my attempt at being cool like some really cool photographers.

Now imagine it in a beautiful field of tall grass with a wall of majestic trees for the backdrop. The couch is draped with a fitted slipcover in colors of gold, red, or deep purple.

What do you think? I will for sure show you the finished product. I am still on the lookout for a Queen Ann style chair or sofa. I am not very good at craigslist.


  1. I like your vision, I can imagine it quite clearly and I think it will be awesome. hooray for goodwill!

  2. very cool tassi. can't wait to see the finished product!

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