Captivating Cowgirl Photo Ideas: Chasing Golden Hour Magic

A western, retro cowgirl photoshoot with a whimsical flower shopping cart, and a chair nestled in the wildflower field of Greenville, New York.

This cowgirl photo idea, oh, it’s been through more reschedules than any other in my entire life!! All thanks to the relentless, unyielding RAIN. Can you believe it? FOUR TIMES, we had to shuffle our plans around, all because every single time we tried, it was pouring outside. 

You know, usually, we’re the kind of folks who’d just go for it, shoot in the rain, embrace the unpredictability of nature. But not this time. Not this particular shoot. I envisioned a specific vibe for that captivating blue wall at the GNH Lumber because it demanded something more. It yearned for a moment when the sky would give us a glorious sunset, bathing everything in that mesmerizing, orangey hue that I couldn’t live without.

Unleashing Creativity with Katie: A Cowgirl Photoshoot Adventure

One day, as I wandered through Greenville, I witnessed the setting sun casting its magical glow on the building’s side, and I knew I had to capture that moment. That became the heart of our original set. With Katie’s infectious energy and trust in my vision, I felt inspired to explore further. We ventured into more creative territory, like the whimsical flower shopping cart, a chair nestled in the grass where she effortlessly posed, and even a change of scenery at Greenville Town Park with a different outfit.

Katie’s adventurous spirit knew no bounds during our shoot. When I initially proposed the idea of a western, retro cowgirl shoot, she eagerly embraced the concept, and her enthusiasm ignited my creative spark. What began as a single set against the backdrop of that quirky and peculiar baby blue wall by the lumber building turned into a multi-set extravaganza.

Throughout it all, Katie was an absolute champ, embracing every unconventional idea I threw her way. Whether it was weird shit I was directing her to do like holding her dress or swinging her legs in the air, she executed it with grace, and the results were nothing short of extraordinary for this cowgirl photo idea!

The Enchanting Charisma of Katie: Where Beauty Meets Humility

In the realm of adorability and humility, Katie reigns supreme. She possesses a stunning beauty that goes beyond the physical, and it’s her unassuming personality that truly amplifies her allure. The remarkable thing is, she remains blissfully unaware of just how radiant she is, which only adds to her charm.

Upstate New York Photographer | Courtney Stannard Photography 

Celebrating your uniquely beautiful life with moody and vibrant documentation in Upstate New York. I love documenting life, love and everything in between in the rawest and most intentional way. My goal in this journey is to allow people to be 100% themselves and feel comfortable doing so. I want the world to see you for the amazing and unique person that you are. Let’s make some damn art together. Inquire about your date here!

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Katies Dress: Boot Barn | Red + Black Linen Props: Coxsackie Antique Store | Disco Ball: Amazon | Cowgirl Hat: Amazon

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