Comments on: Prepping for a Family Photoshoot: 5 Tips! http://www.designmom.com/2012/03/prepping-for-a-family-photoshoot/ The Intersection of Design & Motherhood Tue, 16 Sep 2014 10:57:10 +0000 hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=3.5.1 By: Posy Quarterman http://www.designmom.com/2012/03/prepping-for-a-family-photoshoot/comment-page-1/#comment-870755 Posy Quarterman Tue, 18 Mar 2014 19:04:56 +0000 http://www.designmom.com/?p=16232#comment-870755 Your styled family shoots are always beautiful (I remember that NY library one from years back). I love the look of them, and the way you style the sessions to suit your family’s style. But I’m curious, as someone who loves to document families in and around their homes, doing their daily things, have you ever had your family photographed just the way you are in your day-to-day? Weekend downtime, favorite moments/activities/time together? I love the way families and children are in their own environment, and I love the idea of kids and families having those photos to look back on, photos that look like their actual memories. You know? I’m just curious if you’ve ever had your family photographed this way.

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By: Susie http://www.designmom.com/2012/03/prepping-for-a-family-photoshoot/comment-page-1/#comment-775525 Susie Fri, 08 Nov 2013 05:07:36 +0000 http://www.designmom.com/?p=16232#comment-775525 Just saw these photos as some of the samples on the tinyprints website for holiday cards. They were instantly recognizable! This photo shoot has always left an impression on me. Makes me want to rent a vintage car too! In the French countryside. With an adorable family. In cute just-coordinating-enough outfits. Mais, bien sûr!

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By: Patricia Gilbert http://www.designmom.com/2012/03/prepping-for-a-family-photoshoot/comment-page-1/#comment-432444 Patricia Gilbert Wed, 23 Jan 2013 00:12:22 +0000 http://www.designmom.com/?p=16232#comment-432444 Salut! I found you through Pinterest. I was looking for videos I could show my French class. What a great look you have! I’m subscribing today so I don’t miss any of your wonderful content.
Merci!

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By: Maria http://www.designmom.com/2012/03/prepping-for-a-family-photoshoot/comment-page-1/#comment-354323 Maria Thu, 26 Apr 2012 22:58:03 +0000 http://www.designmom.com/?p=16232#comment-354323 We’re having Blue Lily pics in a couple weeks! Can’t wait!

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By: Shira http://www.designmom.com/2012/03/prepping-for-a-family-photoshoot/comment-page-1/#comment-350031 Shira Fri, 23 Mar 2012 19:10:25 +0000 http://www.designmom.com/?p=16232#comment-350031 What a great post! Just stumbled upon your blog and love already. These tips will actually come in handy for product photography as well. Really dig the cool lighting and retro clothing of the whole family! Lucky you! Will continue to follow!

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By: PA http://www.designmom.com/2012/03/prepping-for-a-family-photoshoot/comment-page-1/#comment-348133 PA Fri, 16 Mar 2012 00:12:32 +0000 http://www.designmom.com/?p=16232#comment-348133 Great photos! I have a restored Jeep Grand Wagoneer (woodie) that I would love to use to create similar photos with (www.1991jeepgrandwagoneer.com)

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By: Stephanie http://www.designmom.com/2012/03/prepping-for-a-family-photoshoot/comment-page-1/#comment-347626 Stephanie Wed, 14 Mar 2012 18:50:35 +0000 http://www.designmom.com/?p=16232#comment-347626 Wonderful tips! I’ll keep them in mind for future photo shoots. Such a beautiful idea!!

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By: robin http://www.designmom.com/2012/03/prepping-for-a-family-photoshoot/comment-page-1/#comment-347567 robin Wed, 14 Mar 2012 04:14:04 +0000 http://www.designmom.com/?p=16232#comment-347567 It was a great shoot and definately well worth the effort particularly since you’ll only have one holdiay season in France. I like you take tons of pictures of my family, but I am rarely in them! Then when I am I’m to self conscious about how I look and do not make a good editor! You obviously had a LOT of great images come out of it and that road is divine and I love the barn. I don’t think anyone here in Boston would let you borrow a car for a photo shoot! and I speak from experience – I try to get them for photo shoots from time to time and even flat bedding them,paying a decent chunk of change, and the added props of saying hey that’s my car running in a major publication doesn’t win people over. I definately checked out Blue Lily’s schedule after seeing these photos (and started running location ideas and wardrobe options through my head) but I haven’t committed yet…

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By: Esther http://www.designmom.com/2012/03/prepping-for-a-family-photoshoot/comment-page-1/#comment-347553 Esther Tue, 13 Mar 2012 20:08:16 +0000 http://www.designmom.com/?p=16232#comment-347553 You all look beautiful, what a bunch of gorgeous children, and such a happy, young, cute couple!! I like the barn photos too — I love the colours and the composition of them. Thanks for your tips!! xxx

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By: Gina http://www.designmom.com/2012/03/prepping-for-a-family-photoshoot/comment-page-1/#comment-347514 Gina Tue, 13 Mar 2012 12:00:25 +0000 http://www.designmom.com/?p=16232#comment-347514 I can’t wait to return to this mail tonight. It’s a sit down and read post. That photo shoot was really one of a kind and one of the best I have ever seen. It fit your family so beautifully; the colors of the season, nature were so perfectly suited for you and your family, the styling extrodinary… magic. I can’t wait to read the details and tips! I have to say that I don’t stage our Christmas photos but this one had me thinking, why not! So extremely well done. Gina

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By: Janette http://www.designmom.com/2012/03/prepping-for-a-family-photoshoot/comment-page-1/#comment-347495 Janette Tue, 13 Mar 2012 08:00:21 +0000 http://www.designmom.com/?p=16232#comment-347495 Thanks so much for this post! I live in Auckland, New Zealand and have booked Blue Lily in for a photoshoot while they are here and I have been seriously daunted by the task of trying to plan it! and I only have a husband and 2 kids..not quite the brood you have! I am so excited and I really will set a bit of time aside before they get here in April!

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By: The Woman Formerly Known As Beautiful http://www.designmom.com/2012/03/prepping-for-a-family-photoshoot/comment-page-1/#comment-347491 The Woman Formerly Known As Beautiful Tue, 13 Mar 2012 07:31:47 +0000 http://www.designmom.com/?p=16232#comment-347491 I try to lay away extra money for all the therapy my children will need post family photo shoot where I’ve undoubtedly screamed, “Must you always fill your cheeks, copious as they are, with so much air in the picture, Bridget? And you, yes you the gangly one, what’s with the death mask face? Has Phinneas died and left Candace to gloat? Did you find out Pa Ingalls got married three times in real life? Yes, it’s disillusioning. If we couldn’t count on Michael Landon who could we count on? But you have to suck it up and smile kid. The show must go on. Henry. What happened to your face?” “What face?” “Yours, the one that now has a blog instead of a nose and not so much eyes as pig slits.” “Allergies.”
“Allergies?? I can work like this!” “I’m just a little puffy.” “Maybe what you need is you need a face double. Someone who looks just like you but isn’t you so they aren’t puffy.” “Who’d you have in mind?” “Brad Pitt – people say we look like a couple due to my remarkable likeness to Angie – although those lips are a bit over top if you ask me, Do you think they provide shelter for two more children? Each in one lip? Or perhaps we should replace you with the poor man’s Pitt — Jonas Hill.” “If we’re taking it that direction why not just bring in Chris Farley?” “He’s dead”. “”Exactly.” Sigh. “So we’ll make your face work. Photo shop in a little Clooney.” “Yes my dear, darling. By the way the girls and I have decided you should take the shot.” “But…” “You know you upstage us with your ravaging glory.” “I suppose you’re right…okay everybody…line up! But you’re out too, with that blow fish face. Girls? Ready…..

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By: Andrea @ Our Little Gems http://www.designmom.com/2012/03/prepping-for-a-family-photoshoot/comment-page-1/#comment-347476 Andrea @ Our Little Gems Tue, 13 Mar 2012 05:21:11 +0000 http://www.designmom.com/?p=16232#comment-347476 This was well well worth the effort! These are gorgeous, fun, and wonderful! Thank you for sharing all of these tips and the extra photos. Wendy is so sweet to work with you, and I totally understand what you mean that it was a big fat gift falling into your lap. :)

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By: This girl loves to talk http://www.designmom.com/2012/03/prepping-for-a-family-photoshoot/comment-page-1/#comment-347467 This girl loves to talk Tue, 13 Mar 2012 03:17:49 +0000 http://www.designmom.com/?p=16232#comment-347467 my sister in law is a photographer and now you’ve inspired me to want to do the same! We have no photos (she’s so busy photographing everyone else and getting paid for it ;)

It really is about the hard work YOU put in to shoots as well as the photographer. Which is why its been a long time since we had a photo. You seem to have nice clothes props to start with.. my kids dont even have nice shoes and no cute clothes, that I would have to spend alot to get us a nice shoot! Nothing bad about Blue Lily but I’ve seen AMAZING shots by them and they came here to australia and some friends got shots done by them and they were nothing special :( I do think its because sometimes we (average looking people) can think we can just show up to a park and the photographer will make amazing things happen….. so I do believe your hard work SHOWS in your photos!!

I’ve seen my sister in law do amazing photos and others dont seem to have the magic. I tell people who I recommend to my SIL that they need to think of poses they like, look at other work to see what style they like, really think about the clothes and shoes! get a prop or so and a nice location. It really makes the difference.

I really like your idea about back ups. Most shoots we’ve done we’ve had to abandon due to little ones. You need an extra person to keep them all contained while you’re trying to have husband/wife shots too.

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By: Jody http://www.designmom.com/2012/03/prepping-for-a-family-photoshoot/comment-page-1/#comment-347451 Jody Tue, 13 Mar 2012 01:33:44 +0000 http://www.designmom.com/?p=16232#comment-347451 Thanks so much for sharing this! I feel very inspired and plan to try to do a creative family shoot this spring!

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By: sheri http://www.designmom.com/2012/03/prepping-for-a-family-photoshoot/comment-page-1/#comment-347440 sheri Tue, 13 Mar 2012 01:05:22 +0000 http://www.designmom.com/?p=16232#comment-347440 What a great post – the shots are charming and I love how it all is so composed and thought out without looking the least bit contrived or sterile. Beautiful!

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By: sofija http://www.designmom.com/2012/03/prepping-for-a-family-photoshoot/comment-page-1/#comment-347417 sofija Mon, 12 Mar 2012 22:59:49 +0000 http://www.designmom.com/?p=16232#comment-347417 Thanks for the tips!! We have 6 kiddos, too. It is always helpful to see how other families do things. I thought for sure you bought all new outfits….they are so well put together and timeless.
As our family grew I had to let go of the notion that all of us were going to look great on family pictures. Especially my third child went through a goofy face phase where a nice smile just wasn’t an option. So I decided I would be happy with the parents looking OK, and some of the older kids, and the rest…lets just say we were happy if they just looked in the general direction. I really like that now, it looks natural, and you can see everybody’s personalities better.

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By: Cheryl Burchett http://www.designmom.com/2012/03/prepping-for-a-family-photoshoot/comment-page-1/#comment-347401 Cheryl Burchett Mon, 12 Mar 2012 22:09:11 +0000 http://www.designmom.com/?p=16232#comment-347401 I know that I posted about my family’s similar vintage car ( a teal station wagon) Christmas photos, but I can’t get over how similar these shoots were! I also bring reinforcements (my sister) and candy just in case. Luckily for us it wasn’t cold in Tennessee in early December so the outer wear didn’t matter. Unluckily for us, our Christmas tree was not scrawny and it flew off our car on the way to our photos!!! Here is the link to my blog post about our “Griswald Family Christmas” themed photo shoot. http://lydiaburchett.blogspot.com/2011/12/christmas-picture-preview.html?m=1
And here is a link to our finished Christmas card with a SURPRISE announcement to our families inside. http://lydiaburchett.blogspot.com/2011/12/our-christmas-card.html?m=1

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By: Martha http://www.designmom.com/2012/03/prepping-for-a-family-photoshoot/comment-page-1/#comment-347394 Martha Mon, 12 Mar 2012 21:21:18 +0000 http://www.designmom.com/?p=16232#comment-347394 a well-planned photo shoot is always worth it and this has to be one of my all-time favorites!

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By: Design Mom http://www.designmom.com/2012/03/prepping-for-a-family-photoshoot/comment-page-1/#comment-347385 Design Mom Mon, 12 Mar 2012 20:22:09 +0000 http://www.designmom.com/?p=16232#comment-347385 “i adored this photo shoot, but i adore more the spirit behind it.”

Thank you for saying that.

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