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Out Takes

September 11, 2014
You can't win 'em all

You can’t win ’em all

While creating Road Trip I carefully considered the photographic vision. Even while designing I was envisioning where each piece would be photographed. I wanted to make sure that the knits looked delicious but also that the photos captured the beauty of the places so near to my heart….But things do not always go quite as planned!

With a combination of weather, small children, bugs, camping (and the inevitable dirtiness that goes along with that) and everything else that can get in the way of a photoshoot, there are a few out takes to share:

2 fingers in the mouth, a sure sign that Jonesie has had enough for the day!

2 fingers in the mouth, a sure sign that Jonesie has had enough for the day!

Em helping Jordan after a fall in the woods

I love the shot of Hunter and Emily sitting in the beautiful Cathedral Forest, but it wasn’t without some sacrifice. Jordan fell off the log and Em almost went over trying to help!

Divided attention

If anyone knows a sure way to get 3 kiddies under 4 to look in the same direction, sit still, and look good in their sweaters AT THE SAME TIME I am all ears. Bribery did not work. Not even with chocolate.

Enough already with the hot sweaters mum! It's August!

Enough already with the warm sweaters mum! It’s August!

Em was on hand to model, wrangle kiddies, and put sweaters in place!

Em was on hand to model, wrangle kiddies, and put sweaters in place!

Sometimes kids just need to donkey kick their sillies out!

Sometimes kids just need to donkey kick their sillies out!

While we did get the final shot we wanted, Jones wanted nothing to do with this shoot. Hunter wore 2 different hoodies and 2 different sized mittens to make this work!

While we did get the final shot we wanted, Jones wanted nothing to do with this shoot. Hunter wore 2 different hoodies and 2 different sized mittens to make this work!

Uncle Juju keeping Jonesie out of trouble between takes

Uncle Juju keeping Jonesie out of trouble between takes

This is how many more shots Hunter said she would take. Then she was done.

This is how many more shots Hunter said she would take. Then she was done.

Have any tricks for a problem free photoshoot? Or do you prefer the uncomplicated selfie?

More pretty knits from Road Trip

17 Comments leave one →
  1. Helen Stephens permalink
    September 18, 2014 12:54 am

    Thank you for sharing! These would bring a smile to any face:)

  2. September 14, 2014 6:00 am

    That post made me smile. Not only because of the troubles you were having (same here, same here), but also because they are still beautiful.

  3. September 13, 2014 1:24 pm

    A great behind the scenes peek! Can offer no advice on the child front….. You know what they say never work with animals or children!!

  4. September 12, 2014 9:58 am

    Lovely :) Thanks for sharing !

  5. Jules permalink
    September 12, 2014 4:03 am

    Love the out takes reminded me of what it was like when my 2 were little:)

  6. September 12, 2014 2:45 am

    hihi :) love the pictures…. love the ‘real children’ :)

  7. September 11, 2014 11:28 pm

    Thanks for the share, it was good to see the outtakes. Loved the “behind the scenes” story.

  8. September 11, 2014 10:18 pm

    Great to see the outtakes! Humans eh? :) Sounds like it was a lot of work, but from what I’ve seen of the finished photos it was worth it. They look beautiful and effortless!

  9. Katinka permalink
    September 11, 2014 5:54 pm

    I have to hound an unwilling teen and tween to take my photos — their method is to casually take one shot and try to walk off. Sigh. ;)

  10. Needha permalink
    September 11, 2014 5:24 pm

    Too cute!

  11. September 11, 2014 1:47 pm

    haha, I do outtakes on my FO shots, too, they are the funniest shots! BUt the outtakes are wear you see how a knit really behaves, on real people doing real things- not just sitting nicely! Your kiddos are the cutest.

  12. September 11, 2014 1:12 pm

    This is so funny! I can definitely relate. The outtakes are just as lovely as the real deal. Such troupers you’ve got for models!

  13. Linda permalink
    September 11, 2014 11:54 am

    I so appreciate the sharing of the photos that “didn’t work.” It’s so much fun to see children act like children!

  14. September 11, 2014 11:46 am

    These may be out takes, but they’re still wonderful photos (and I love those jumpers). Never work with children or animals….

  15. September 11, 2014 11:40 am

    These are terrific and gave me just the smile I needed today! Thanks for sharing!

  16. September 11, 2014 11:39 am

    These are terrific and gave me just the smile I needed today! Thanks!

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