I received a message on Facebook a few weeks ago asking if I had seen the poppy fields and did I know where they were located. Mom was dying to get her oldest daughter’s photos taken there. I knew exactly where they were just outside of Junction City, Oregon and of course I didn’t hesitate to plan this shoot! A huge field filled with these beautiful pink poppies where the perfect backdrop to this beautiful young lady. Gretchen is not only gorgeous but incredibly comfortable in front of the camera and I think these photos communicate that very well.
These flowers are no longer there sadly. However, I have just been informed that nearby, also just outside of Junction City is another huge field blooming with red poppies. I would love to do another shoot in a poppy field so if you are interested in having a gorgeous backdrop similar to this for your family, children, or senior shoot me a message using my contact form above and I would be happy to chat with you about the possibilities.
Here is a handy little tip if you’d just like to take a trip out there on your own and take a few snapshots. Get down low so the poppies are behind your head and make sure the sun is either in front of you or directly behind you. If the sun is perpendicular to your face you will have harsh shadows. Choose to go either early morning or in the evening for the best light. Lastly, choose clothing that will not clash with the color of the poppies.
Susan Dusseault, Photographer