One of the funnest parts of setting up our hat store for kids, was working with our little models. Outdoor photography works best when you've got some cloud cover, and it ended up being really sunny the day of our photo shoot. Of course the day before and the day after had perfect cloud cover. So, Carson and I scrambled to set up an indoor studio that morning after sending the kids off to school. We also set up an option of an outside group shot on our shaded deck, on an old pew my parents have had for years.
Once our first two models stepped in the door, a brother and sister duo, my heart was happy. This was definitely the fun part. I was amazed by our little frog hat boy.
He was quite a natural, and so cute with his little sister.
We started to get a feel for when the kids had had enough, so we tried to make each session short and sweet. We decided to stagger the sessions a little so we could get a couple of group shots, and it worked out perfectly.
After our next brother and sister came, we got our group shot, and then got our front page giraffe photo and then our scary monster. Two more 30 min. sessions after that with two sweet little girls presented our final shots.
After the moms and their kids were all gone, Carson looked at me and said, "That was fun!" I totally agreed.
We want to thank the moms for trusting us with their little ones, and for being so helpful and supportive. We couldn't have done this without our models and their moms. It was definitely a group effort, bribing with goldfish crackers, scooting a sweet baby girl back on the bench so she didn't fall off, lots of standing behind the camera making faces and noises to help their children look in the right direction, and of course silly faces and fun antics.
I'm looking forward to our next model shoot! :)