“The Three Bears” from “East of the Sun and West of the Moon”

“The Three Bears”

How many bowls can one person collect for a photo shoot? I sure spent lots of time gathering bowls for this one! I struggled with how to stage this story, toying with ideas such as using lots of chairs, seating Annika in a large chair, or posing her in front of a small cottage. But in the end I decided that the bowls would be a perfect idea, alluding to the story without being too obvious.  Annika is a perfect “Silverhair” (or Goldilocks as she is more commonly known) – wouldn’t you agree?  What a beautiful child she is, inside and out. Unlike her Silverhair character, Annika is a very sweet and obedient child who would probably never go into a house without being invited!

For this shoot, we used my neighbor’s wonderful steps. Fittingly, this old house is where Annika’s great-grandmother once lived. I think connections like this make any shoot more special! And I so love using neat old locations for shoots.

I wanted an interesting finish for this image to emphasize Annika’s silver hair. So this finish is what one of my clients once called, “A Not-Quite Black and White”.

My 12×12 book, “East of the Sun and West of the Moon”, which contains the entire exhibition including the beautiful accompanying story pages, is available for purchase online here in hardcover and softcover.

 If you would like to view the entire exhibit in person, you can visit  The Bank of Jackson on Oil Well Road, second floor, until May 31.

Girl on steps with bowls, Jackson TN Children's photographer

The Three Bears story

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