Thursday, February 27, 2014

Behind the Scenes

As I mentioned on Monday, we had another family photo shoot in City Park with Elizabeth of Little Fish Photography. Aunt E, Uncle Jeff, and Kate took pictures with her last July right before Kate’s first birthday, so I decided to give her a try.


We loved Elizabeth! She’s young, she’s fun, and she was great with the boys, doing all sorts of silly things to try and coax some smiles out of the wonk potatoes.


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Nola and Nopsi were also there to help make the session go smoothly (doing their best to get the boys to smile, keeping an eye on our stuff, and occupying the kiddos when they weren’t in pictures). Nopsi brought along his own camera and captured some great behind-the-scenes shots of our time with Elizabeth.

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I threw a few props into the car in case we wanted to use them in some of the photos (chairs, blanket, and bubbles), and we ended up using the two little chairs in a bunch of the shots of the boys. Don’t worry; Kenny was right next to Rory the whole time.

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Two of my favorite moments actually happened while the boys were perched on those white chairs: 1. me acting like a fool dancing around behind Elizabeth in an attempt to get Riley to smile (I believe Nopsi videoed some of my performance) and 2. Rory falling off his chair and Kenny (thank goodness) catching him at the last second before he faceplanted into the grass. Oh my.



Even though I had been prepping him all week about what we were doing on Saturday, Riley was a bit of a pill. I was armed with pumpkin candy corn and Skittles but he melted down a couple of times. However, he still found ways to be silly, which will hopefully make for some cute pics.


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We were also lucky enough to see the train pass by during our session. The second he spotted it, Riley was ready to abandon posing for pictures and jump on for a ride instead. Luckily, though, we were just about done.

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Elizabeth told me that the session had gone so well that she had probably gotten what she needed in the first 30 minutes. But since we were with her for a full hour, she felt certain I would be getting a higher number of shots than usual. Fingers crossed that comes true! I of course will post a picture-heavy recap of the official photos once I receive them from her.


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After we were done, we packed up, said goodbye and thanks to Elizabeth, and headed out to get some lunch. The six of us went to Velvet Cactus, sat outside on the patio, and enjoyed the gorgeous day.


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Thanks so much for making us so comfortable and relaxed, Elizabeth. We enjoyed meeting and working with you!


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