I was really excited about this photoshoot, mainly because it gave me an opportunity to create this incredible hot air balloon prop! I’d already given the concept a simplified test run at home and was sure it would all work out…
Thursday – Cheeky Charlotte
The shoot go to a hectic start as I hurriedly finished of the prep work for the hot air balloon prop; scissors, sticky tape and crepe paper were not being co-operative today! Then my lift to the shoot didn’t turn up…eek! Luckily hubby was on hand to throw my upon his noble steed (his mum’s car) and gallop off (at the speed limit) to yonder photoshoot.
I’d was lucky enough to find a great basket, which turned out to be just the right size. The rug I used was crocheted by my Nanna when I was born – the light tones worked well as a reflector to stop the skin catching green tones from the grass.
Charlotte was all smiles for most of the shoot, save one moment – when the balloon popped! That’s right, all of the visions I had had of this fantastic, adorable prop disappeared with a bang…in the mean time back at home in Sydney the balloon that was blown up for the test-run stoically refuses to deflate…but oh well, the show must go on! In the end the client was still happy with the resulting image and that’s what matters most.
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My second shoot was probably the one I was most nervous about. Four people to pose one of them two years old and another one year old – yikes!
Tuesday – Family shoot with the Creighton’s
It threatened to rain not long before the shoot, even sprinkling a bit but all was bright and sunny in the end. The location was Bundaberg’s botanical gardens – a nice green setting with a pond and plenty of wildlife. My initial plans changed a bit thanks to an ugly fence that had been constructed next to the pond and that sneaky afternoon sunlight. So instead of a grassy area pond-side we moved around a bit, from some steps and a hill just outside the 1928 cafe to the board walk.
As we got down to shooting I was starting to feel I’d overestimated my abilities…or maybe just my child-wrangling skills! It seemed that the best plan was to relax and let there be no plan. Mr. two was full of beans and kept mum and dad on their toes. Little miss one in was not a happy chappy for much of the shoot, but that just meant that smiles we got in the end were doubly rewarding when they appeared.
I feel like I learnt a lot in this shoot and in the end was rewarded with some adorable photos. If you’re interested, here’s the Pinterest board I made for them. Next up was little Charlotte’s shoot…i’ll save that for my next blog!
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