Raw Footage Photography
by Sophie Sheldrick

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Raw Footage Photography Blog - Highlights from London Ontario Weddings and Lifestyle Family and Newborn Sessions. 

London Ontario Maternity Photographer | Styled Winter Session with Found Decor Company

I'm usually pretty minimalist when it comes to photography. I might bring a crate or a quilt to a session, but I like my subjects to tell their own story. That said, I also love vintage props and antique treasures, so styling the occasional session is a way for me to satisfy my inner prop junkie every now and then. When I first stumbled upon Found Decor Company, I was in awe. Becky, who is the beautiful face behind this charming venture, is pretty much a creative genius, and is a master finder and collector of the most amazing vintage treasures. I knew that I wanted to style a Winter session for fun, and I knew I wanted her on board.

We brainstormed over the phone and through Facebook, and came up with an amazing story we wanted to tell. A couple in love, expecting a little one. An old fashioned horse drawn sleigh ride through the snow. Their destination: a charming pup tent setup with furs, blankets and cocoa to warm up. I took on the daunting task of selecting our wonderful couple, Nicole and Wade, among many wonderful submissions (shout-out to the beautiful and brave Nicole and Wade, and to all the other beautiful couples who volunteered!). Becky took on... everything else! Every prop you see in this session, including the fur coat and hat, is from Found Decor Company. Becky also secured the location and horses (big shout out to D.J. for his generosity and willingness to appear in these photos as our wonderful sleigh...err... conductor? What's the word I'm looking for?). She even made the hot cocoa. Local photographers, stop what you are doing and go bookmark Found Decor Company's website.  Go on, I'll wait here.

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I can't emphasize enough how much fun this was, and how amazing it was to work with Becky, D.J., Nicole and Wade. The weather was a bit challenging, heavy winds complicated our pup-tent set-up and limited our options. But that didn't stop us from carrying out our vision (mostly thanks to Becky's perseverance, Nicole and Wade's patience and D.J.'s willingness to take on more than he signed up for!), and I am so happy with these photos. I hope you enjoy them too!