Now that EG is turning two this weekend, we've scheduled her to come for a 2-year shoot with EG and the family, as well as a semi-maternity shoot for me. Yes, a lot to pack into one session, but I'm excited.
The only problem I have is what to wear. With our last shoot we let EG really be the star, and both Working Dad and wore neutrals. The only problem we had was that I ended up feeling less than thrilled about my outfit- and especially realizing how less than functional it was.
There were lots of photos that seemed great, but then a closer look revealed something that's supposed to be hidden away.... my bra:
While I don't blame Laura- she's really an 'in the moment' photographer, which is a style I totally love and has given us amazing natural photos of our family that I completely treasure, at the same time it was frustrating to see the images and know that I wouldn't want to bring a few of them because of the bra issue. I wouldn't want to send this one to Grandma....
So this time I'm trying to do something different. I want us all to have a sort of matched look, and I'm thinking about investing in some props.
I love the look of a child sitting on a chair, and my in-laws have this great pink chair that I can borrow from them. Maybe we can put that on the pier, and get some great shots with boats and people passing by...
|Chairs are for Standing by Donnie Ray Jones cc|
I also love the look of a child posing with ballons:
|Happy Ballon by allthecolor cc|
I've been looking hard at clothing for me, and think I've settled on some good ideas:
1. A tight fitting solid color dress. That way you can definitely see the baby bump, which is one of the 'features' of the shoot. I didn't do a maternity session with EG, at least not a formal one, and I think it will be nice to have a few shots of the belly. I love the idea of putting EG in her 'big sister' shirt to take a few together...
2. A casual matching tone outfit. This will be based upon the dress that we put EG in, but her in something more fancy, Working Dad and I in something more casual, so she's really the feature of the shoot.
3. More than one location. We did that last time, the beach, the pier and the park. Which I think will be similar this time. I'm also thinking that we may take a few photos of Matt and I a touch more intimately with the belly inside the house...
We have this dress for EG: