a photoshoot sneak peek

March 4, 2010 |  Category:   life





I did a photoshoot for my friend Tami’s Ismodern Fall 2010 children’s wear line. The girls were also models. Can’t show you the clothes yet, but here are some out takes. As much as the girls are used to being photographed by me, it’s a bit hard to wrangle kids into posing naturally, especially when they start over exaggerating smiles and expressions into what they think is their photo look. Mia in particular, just wanted to play, but once she got into the “modeling zone”, she turned out pose after pose and surprisingly took direction well. Only to humor me, of course because if you can visualize a six year old putting out poses while thinking to herself “oh mom, hurry up…I’ve got playing to do!”, then you get the idea.

But you want to know what makes a girl a girl? Her love of shoes at any age. Tami got the girls 5 pairs of shoes for the shoot – glittery ballet flats, gold sneakers, and fun jelly sandals – and they took them home, lined them up and played “shoe store” with them for days.

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  • Sarah March 4, 2010 at 11:11 pm

    May I ask you who makes the play blocks in your pictures? They look like so much fun!

  • ninja March 4, 2010 at 11:39 pm

    Oh, i am so excited to hear about this shoot! Back when you were pondering whether to (ever) enter the girls at the GAP casting call, i had wished they would rather be models for Ismodern or another eclectic clothing company. And the icing on my imaginary cake would be for YOU to do the shoot.

    Can’t wait to see the results!!

  • mau March 5, 2010 at 12:23 am

    as always i love your photos and post.my daughter’s turning 5 next week and she’s also got a major shoe obsession.in fact, i was thankful for the fact she’s still asleep (it’s 6am here) because had she seen the photo of the pink shoes she wouldn’t have allowed me to continue reading!

  • Kitty March 5, 2010 at 12:52 am

    Oh my god those pink glitter ballet shoes are lovely!
    I also like the wooden shapes: they look fun.

  • Caddy March 5, 2010 at 1:04 am

    Love these outtake I’m sure your girls will make lovely models. Also what you said about shoes is SO TRUE!! It’s such a girl thing. My mom calls it being a daughter of Imelda. Haha!

  • Shilo March 5, 2010 at 1:52 am

    Those glitter flats are ridiculously adorable.

    Can’t wait to see the final photos of the line!

  • jennifer young March 5, 2010 at 3:07 am

    so moving your photos are!

  • Anna March 5, 2010 at 9:23 am

    I spy a Mayline…brings back memories…looking forward to seeing the final photos!

  • Anna/quilted giraffe March 5, 2010 at 9:33 am

    SO adorable! I love the feathery headband Mia is wearing. I wish it came in my size!

  • bronwyn March 5, 2010 at 11:44 am

    I cannot wait to see the final photos! My 3 year old has those same glitter flats ans she totally plays shoe store. Also, ‘fume store with my perfumes, and dress store with her dress up clothes. Girly fun. I also would love to know who makes those blocks.

  • Mrs. Smith March 5, 2010 at 12:49 pm

    Those shoes are precious. If I had children, I’d just have to have them.

  • camilla March 5, 2010 at 5:30 pm

    I love the outtakes! and the shoes! the glitter shoes! do they make them adult size? =) can’t wait to see the shots of the clothes when available.

  • maybemayest March 6, 2010 at 1:41 am

    as i saw, i think your family is such a lovely warmth 🙂

  • Caddy March 6, 2010 at 5:16 am

    Congrats on your feature on A CUP of JO 🙂

  • Theresa March 6, 2010 at 10:43 am

    great pictures… as always! i too was wondering who makes those blocks, they are such wonderful shapes and colors.

  • Jenna March 6, 2010 at 2:55 pm

    aw, hate to say this guys, but the blocks were bought by tami in Vietnam. Haven’t seen them sold here. They *are* great blocks. Wish we had a set.

  • Sara Jensen March 9, 2010 at 10:06 pm

    Is that your house? Is that a teepee? We have one in our living room. It was Henry’s bedroom when we were in NYC.

  • Jenna March 9, 2010 at 10:10 pm

    sara, no, that isn’t our house. we don’t have a teepee.