Tuesday, May 1
I shared my favorite Lucy images last week, here. At the time, I wanted to focus on the best of the best, so I only posted a few shots and a few words... But the morning we did this was quite a silly, fun one, actually. Plus, I really got to explore this new source of natural light in our house. And I'm in love with it. Stay tuned to see my "pull back" shots--- the setup for these images.
First, a few more of the Lucy photos--- my goal was to get her photographed with this scarf. Plain, simple, classic photos. She was very happy to oblige:
These were taken back in January. (I know. Procrastinated.) She was not at all a crawler, so she just happily sat there and let me make faces at her. I am in awe of what that scarf did for her eyes in these images.
My primary goal with these photos was to photograph Lucy and the scarf. That's it. But as it always seems to go, when I am NOT focusing on Noah, he actually WANTS his photo taken. Hallelujah! He's not my best subject these days, so when he shows interest, I jump at it.
(This next one is just perfection to me.)
In fact, when he says he wants to be JUST like Lucy, of COURSE I'm all for it:
(Nice, buddy. Really makes your brown eyes pop. Or something.)
So, to get some better directional light than my sunroom gives me, and because it was a gorgeous day outside on this day, here is where I decided to set up shop for this shoot:
Our front door is to Noah's right. Lucy is tucked to the left AWAY from the door so she won't try to nosedive out the door. That is my favorite grey seamless paper (the end of the roll!) taped to the wall and BARELY fitting in the entryway. Apple juice as a weight. Classy.
The light I found here was truly beautiful: just on the edge of a direct patch of sunlight, the white walls of the entryway bouncing lots of pretty light around... It was really marvelous! I'd wanted to shoot in our garage, but the time of day and time of year combined to make our south-facing short old garage just a flood of direct sunlight, so there was no way I could make this happen when I needed it to.
Thank you, Noah, for modelling the pull-back shots for me.
And, last but not least, when I was about done and Noah was about done, Lucy wanted back in on the action, and how could I say no to a chance to get my two kids together in one shot, maybe even looking at the right direction at the same time?
Hooray for a shot of BOTH my kids!
Last shot of this day... this one makes me smile. After we were done, I plopped Lucy near the open doorway to satiate her curiosity. It was such a gorgeous day, and she let me know EXACTLY how she felt about the glorious warmth:
Posted by Emily S. at 5:08 PM