Yesterday my mom participated in her first professional photoshoot. She was a pro.
We LEFT our apt. at 5:39 AM to arrive in Warwick, NY at 7:05 AM. Our calltime was 7, so we did pretty well with our timing. The drive up was beautiful. I wish it was just a few weeks later in the season so that we could see the leaves turning colors. On our way up we passed the Sterling Renaissance Fairgrounds which looked like so much fun. I bookmarked it as an adventure for next summer.
The day was a long one, but very fun. We frolicked in fields of long grass, took photos with pretend family members, a grandma and grandpa, a cousin, a husband for me, other children....lots of different combinations of beautiful people, are pretending to be related. The only other related models were a pair of brothers from Brooklyn.
We met some chickens, horses, cats and a dog...which often happens when you shoot on a farm. The girls were so well behaved and good to go the entire day. My mom was a trooper when she had to wear a wool sweater in the 80 degree heat.
One of my favorite things about the shoot is the way the photographer would just unexpectedly call out my little one's name across the property. He shot her a LOT yesterday, as she was the token cutie patootie on set (except for when she had diarrhea out her pullup and into her shoes).
I hope that I get a chance to snag some photos from the shoot, I plan on being quite persistent about it...but for now here are a few pix that I took:
It was cold in the mountains at 7 AM:
Mom getting her makeup done by Jaysterling:
The photographer's elbow, as he took photos of my mom and the kids
This is lil sis with her pretend Dad, as they contemplated fishing.
This is actually a crop of a photo that I took of one of the frames, as it was up on the MAC screen...so I cropped it to protect copyrighting etc.