Most everyone has seen the “Hobby Lobby Photoshoots” by now and if you haven’t, then you’re probably a decent human who doesn’t spend the majority of their time on social media. Good for you! For the rest of us who spend a little too much time online, you should know what I’m talking about.
As a photographer, I’ve been wanting to do something like this for a while now but I didn’t want to be like everyone else and do the same “Hobby Lobby Photoshoot.” I wanted to be original. That’s why I decided to take the Hobby Lobby photoshoot and change it to….. “The Lowe’s Photoshoot!” See, changing the store means I’m original right? And if I’m being completely honest here, I actually got the Lowe’s idea from another photographer who had success with photographing a girl in Lowe’s and basically went viral over it.
So, to sum it all up, I copied what everyone else was doing, but who cares? It was still a blast. Here are some of the images I got from shooting at Lowe’s.
- The paint section: I first saw this one from Jenna Martin’s blog and was kicking myself that I didn’t think of it first. That didn’t stop me from trying it though.
2. The lighting section:
This was the first place I had in mind when I stepped into the store. As a kid, I was always drawn to the light section and as an adult nothing has changed. I knew with the lens I was shooting with, it would create that beautiful buttery bokeh you see in the background. I’d say it worked out well.
3. The glass section:
Hannah and I were walking around trying to find somewhere else that would make a good location when we came across the glass section. I asked her to step behind one of the doors so I could get a quick shot but when I did, one of the sales associates asked if we needed any help. I thought to myself, “Yeah, could you hold my diffuser for me?” but quickly changed my mind and walked off before we got kicked out.
After it was all said and done, I knew I didn’t get the shot I wanted at the glass section and would be mad at myself If I didn’t go back to get the shot. So after a few minutes of debating, I walked back over there thinking the associate had left but she was STILL THERE. Long story short, I just asked if we could shoot behind one of the doors and she was super nice about it, letting us take all the time we needed. Moral of the story… ask and ye shall receive. (Some of the time at least)
4. The garden section:
This was the section that we spent the most time in. Between all the plants, trees, and flowers, we could have spent hours shooting there. Instead, I picked my spots, asked Hannah to pose and quickly got the shots I needed so we could leave. I didn’t want to test my luck by being there any longer than we had to.
Overall, It was so much fun and I would recommend anyone to try challenging yourself. You’ll never grow if you don’t try new and challenging things. Who knew that Lowe’s would make such a great location for photography?