Friday, August 9, 2013

House of Mia Photoshoot - Behind the Scenes + a Freshly Picked Winner


Phew! The last week has been an absolute whirlwind! I have had the best time photographing for House of Mia. I decided to break it up over several days so that I could work with the smaller babies one on one. I photographed two babies on Friday, one baby and one toddler on Saturday, a newborn on Sunday, and finally our group photos on Tuesday. My mom flew in on Sunday to surprise my grandma for her birthday on Monday (it was a success!) so she was able to help me during the shoot. I seriously could not have done it without her. (Thanks again, Mom!!) 

A lot goes on behind the scenes of a fashion shoot and I thought I'd share some of the process here. A few weeks ago I posted a casting call for child models newborn to 5 years. The response was incredible!! So many beautiful children interested and available. From that I put together a sheet that included a thumbnail photograph, the child's first name, age, and size to share with Rachel [of House of Mia]. Together we narrowed it down and chose a selection of models in a variety of sizes and looks. Rachel personalized and put together each child's outfit(s) and put them in a labeled bag. She's in North Carolina and I'm in Georgia so she had to ship everything to me beforehand. Once her packages arrived I went through and hung up everything, ironing when necessary. Having everything hung and labeled made it really easy the day of the shoot. To get dressed anyway. *wink* I thought you might enjoy seeing some baby wrangling behind the scenes photos from Tuesday.
>>> It was worth it.
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I also want to welcome all the new readers who found me through the Freshly Picked Review/Giveaway! We had SO MANY entries this time around (no surprise there!) but without further ado I want to congratulate ... 
Brandy Trammell
You won a pair of Freshly Picked moccs of your choosing! Congratulations, Brandy!