I have forest of pine trees right behind my house, so I hopped the fence, camera and tripod in tow, and marched through the trees looking for the perfect spot. After finding a good space, I took a couple dozen photos and reviewed them in my camera. Good lighting, but I tend to stiffen up in front of the camera, so I had that deer-caught-in-the-headlights look. Not exactly what I was going for. Ok then, let's get a prop. Seeing that I was surrounded by pine trees, I picked up a pretty pine cone off the ground. I decided the theme for my photos was "Cassie was out hunting for pine cones wearing her lovely new sweater..." Yup, much better. What do you think?
My main photo, the one pictured above, ended up being the last photo I took. I have a hard time making a genuine smile for the camera, and this one is a result of my tiny dog attempting to jump over the 4 foot fence so he could be in the photos too. Oh, Che, you crack me up.
I'm currently writing up the pattern for this sweater and should have it ready in a couple of weeks. Stay tuned!