Monday, July 11, 2011

Photo Shoot: BUST! - or was it?

Well, if you saw my last post... this would be the post I was going to reveal what the heck those pictures were about. I guess I still am going to... just not in the way I expected!

Back when Eloise was just about to turn 3 months old, I had contacted someone I went to high school with who does photography on the side. The plan was to get some "not-so-newborn" photos of Eloise... since she was already kind of getting out of the newborn stage. Time and time again, plans fell through. Since we wanted to do shots outside, we were kind of dependent on the weather, which -of course- was RAIN, RAIN, RAIN almost every weekend. Then, wedding season started and I sure as heck didn't want to get in the way of this gal booking wedding gigs. So... we finally settled on July 9th.

Guess what? We were all ready to go... just waiting for the clock to tick down the time... and I got a text saying that the photographer was sick.


To say I was bummed is an understatement. I had been looking forward to getting some nice shots of Eloise for literally... MONTHS. Not that each picture we get every day isn't special... but something a little more "professional" was what I was hoping for. Not to mention, my mom and I spent a whole day working on a dress for me... and I spent THE NEXT DAY working on a dress for El! A lot of work... seemed like a shame that it would go to waste, in a sense.
LinkSince it was a No-Go... I called my sister to whine about it to her.

To my surprise, she was kid-free for a little bit... and offered to come out and take some pictures for us! I wasn't so sure at first... since it wasn't "professional"... but then I thought... WHAT THE HECK!? WHY NOT! So we made arrangements.

Here are some of the pictures that Cory and I took- after being tweaked a little, of course! I have to get the ones from my sister... and I'll post those another time!

Warning: Picture Overload!

Not too shabby for a regular OLD Canon camera! :)
(Not sure why some of the pics look grainy... they are only like that on Blogger... not on my computers picture files! Oh well!)


  1. oh these pictures are awesome! Eloise is a sweet little doll and you look so beautiful too! great job!

  2. Devon, I think they turned out fantastic!! I love soo many of them!! I think they are just as good as any "professional" with an expensive sitting fee!! :o) It was nice to spend some time with you guys!

  3. Love your dress, and love the close-up one of Eloise looking up, and the ones of you sitting in the creek!

  4. Great pictures! Thanks for sharing--never get tired of seeing her.

  5. She is such a cutie. I love the dresses both you and her are wearing. Oh to have a baby in the house again. The baby of our family turns 18 on Saturday. Boo Hoo.

  6. These are lovely. I can't tell they were not done by a pro

  7. What a way to find out that you don't necessarily need a "pro"! I love the pics... Can't wait to get one sized a bit bigger for my garage "wall of love"!

  8. I think they are wonderful! Love the ones in the basket, she is growing so fast:)

  9. Cancel your "professional photography" appointment!! They could not get any better than these! They are your money :)


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