May 25, 2012

Photo Assistant!!

Just a random Friday-night post....  did you know I do photography sessions on the side? (my FB page for that here: Sugar Bee Photos) - - anyways, I almost always have an assistant with me.  It makes a world of difference!!  She can get the kids' attention, plus it's always better to have a second eye when positioning families, etc.

Anyways, I wanted a head shot of all my kids together, in black and white..  I tried to take it just myself.  Didn't go so well - lots of tries, and the kids still look they're in pain (I probably looked like I was in pain too!  we were all ready to be done).....

So when Trevor got there I asked him if he would be my photo assistant and get the kids to loosen up while I took the pictures - - obviously a huge difference - I captured actual real smiles - see:

Now, photographically I like the first picture better - the light was better, etc.  I'm kicking myself for not using a plain background when we did the re-shoot (the fence is kind of busy) but the kids are so much more real, it makes me love the second picture tons more.  And the second picture took like 5 minutes max to get (the first probably took 10-15 minutes of torture).

Anyways, moral of the story, make them laugh - get an assistant to help!

and completely unrelated, I told Trevor "I bet I can get ya 100 followers by this weekend" - - and he's doing awesome - only 29 more to go.... maybe you'll be one of those 29....  So I Married a Craft Blogger

Have a great Friday night!  We're off to a fun night of pizza.....

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Mandy is a craft blogger who loves to blog and enjoys all things crafty, sewing, and DIY - she feels that if she can do something, you can too, and provides tutorials to help you along the way. She loves being a mom to 4 awesome kiddos and blogs from the Kansas City Area. Follow her on Facebook or Twitter or Google +

5 Fabulous Comments:

The 2nd one is adorable & I actually like the fence better than the plain background.

I love the added texture from the wood...What darling little faces...Oh and Yep...I was intrigued when I read " super-fun" on his blog, like many others were, so I HAD to see what he has up his I'm tagging along.
Ya'll must be a "kick" to hang with...

Hi, Mandy!
I already added your Love's blog to my reader, but now I'm officially following him too...(that sounds a wee bit stalkerish! lol) I'm #80 :)
And the pics of your kids are adorable!

I really like the second picture. I think the fence makes an intresting background.

I really like the second picture too. If the background bothers you too much you could always white it out in photoshop and have it be a blank white background like your first one. I don't mind the fence background but I understand where you are coming from. It all depends on the look you are going for and a white background looks more "magazine shotish" But either one is great!

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