Bloopers and outtakes, cobblers and shoes
I don’t know about you, but one thing I find even more entertaining than a good comedy movie is the blooper reel during the end credits. Something about seeing the actors slipping up and cracking up at themselves, just like an ordinary person like you and I, really tickles me (because after all, that’s all they are). After going through the shots I recently took of my own children for this year’s Christmas cards, I thought you would like an insight into my own bloopers and outtakes reel.
First there’s the “really mum?” sullen look of my older son. You know it….your kid does it too.
Then there’s the point when things just start getting silly and they can’t hold it in any longer. Naturally, there’s the 25% of the shots where my older son doesn’t even look at the camera; we can see both of these in the above example.
Then there’s the perplexed look; an improvement on not looking at the camera at all, but still making this 50% unusable for a card picture.
There’s a saying about a cobbler’s child not having any shoes, and I admit that I probably have taken more pictures of other people than my own children at this point. But, I’m happy to report that this year, the Bower children have their feet taken care of…..oh and their Christmas pictures.
I thought you also might a look behind the scenes of a photo shoot, courtesy of my husband and his iPhone camera. Here’s what a typical set-up looks like:
And then there’re the ones which produce the shot….but sometimes you also just have to ride out the silliness….
And then there’s the “be still my heart” shot when you see the grown boy lurking around the corner and it makes you want to just stop time in its tracks.
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Laura is a Londonderry-based professional photographer, specializing in capturing the personality and the essence of your child. Laura also offers family, newborn, senior and family portraits. Serving Southern NH and the Greater Boston area; also in Londonderry, Derry, Windham, Nashua, Hollis, and Amherst. Get your session booked today to take advantage of special pricing available till the end of the year.
Cool blog – honest reality showing th importance of sticking with it for the magic shot. And yup, my lovely, u have achieved that yet again.