Photo shoots are a standard part of our business and we are usually prepared for how much time it will take to set up and style the products, get the right lighting, try different settings, shoot from as many different angles as possible, etc. Needless to say... it takes a lot of time and that's okay!
But as soon as you add a child into the mix... all bets are off LOL! My daughter has been a part of many of our shoots through the years- she started off being bribed by chocolate chips and being asked to count her toes to distract her to more recently [those are here cute little hands on the cover of our latest book] when she knows exactly what to do and has a lot more patience with the small changes we ask her to make.
A few weeks ago we had a fun opportunity to shoot a pic for an upcoming MODA AD so I thought I would share a few of our "outtakes" from the shoot and the ad itself too...
... we started off very focused on what fabric we had.
... then we started having fun with it.
... and worked on different angles and poses.
... then I got this request...
Ella: mom, I want one of me with my hair in my face.
Ella: Because that is what Taylor Swift looks like on the cover of her new CD.
Well okay then!
After a few trys, we both agreed that the look didn't quite work for us.
... then we just got punchy and everything made us laugh.
... finally, we just started posing for the camera and forgot all about those lovely hexagons!
And then once the lovely folks over at MODA, got their creative little paws on the pictures, this is what they come up with. The ad itself is going in a couple mags in September and October. It showcases our HONEYSWEET collection [due out in stores in September] and the beautiful new hexagon precuts known as HONEYCOMBS.
Let's just say that Ella is a little bit excited. She has already planned a trip to the fabric store with her friends where she will "casually" pick up a magazine and flip through it until she gets to the page.
Gotta love my little model.
Gotta love the new hexagon HONEYCOMBS.
Gotta love MODA.