I spent yesterday taking pictures for Yankee Candle’s candles that are coming out for fall and I thought it might be fun to give you a sneak peek.
When they first mentioned fall, I took a long look outside at my hydrangea and my peonies and my green grass and my acres and acres of summer….
….and my heart fell.
How in the world do you photograph fall in summer?
And then I remembered a spot on our property with an old brick oven that used to be used for outdoor cooking.
Add some pumpkins and you might imagine there’s a hayride around the corner.
I wanted to give you an overall shot first, so you can see the set up.
I’m not really sure about the whole brick oven thing or how they used it, but right on the other side of that tree line is the sound of running water.
This is on the edge of our property right next to a creek that winds around with steep banks and goes under a stone bridge near the road.
Here’s another shot in the same space looking out onto the back pasture.
There were literally crickets chirping and cows lowing when I took this picture.
The sun was darting in and out of the clouds, so I waited until the light was perfect.
(outdoor photography tip: Try not to take pictures in direct sunlight because it casts shadows in the photo. Cloudy is better for photographing)
I could smell fall when I was photographing it.
And the scent?
I haven’t even had my summer yet and I was ready for leaves and pumpkins and hay rides and things that rhymed with bapple bider.
Here’s a product shot I took of the lids.
I love the modern look of the brushed nickel.
The styling of the lid is so pretty with the tiny silver beading around the edge of the cap.
One last product shot with extra pumpkins and extra color.
The fall line should be in stores July 2016.
And Honey Clementine?
I’m totally falling for you. 🙂
PS I’m so sorry. I couldn’t resist. It was low-hanging fruit on the joke tree. 🙂
disclaimer: This post was written in collaboration with Yankee Candle.
All opinions on scents or smells or taking fall pictures in summer are mine.
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