Raising Memories: Behind-the-Scenes of a Family Photoshoot
  

Wednesday, November 15, 2017

Behind-the-Scenes of a Family Photoshoot

Yesterday evening, we did a little photoshoot at our house. I wanted to get some photos of our family in our new matching Christmas pajamas from Lazy One for my Family Gift Guide. It ended up being such a fun night and I really liked some of the photos we came away with so I wanted to share them here.


I should've taken some photos of what was going on behind-the-scenes too! I may have to do that next time we do something like this because some of these photos almost look like something out of a catalogue, but what's behind the camera might be a little comical at times!



In order to get this photo of us hanging ornaments, we had to move furniture and strategically place a tripod as far back as possible, to get us all in frame. I had to squeeze between the wall and the camera to set the timer and then run for my position and hope for the best!


I love that we have this cute little family photo in front of the tree and as posed as it may be, I really like the tree decorating photo, too! The final shot in the living room was a bit of Christmas reading (clearly, this is a very joyous story we're "reading").


Next stop was our bedroom. The pillow fight photos might be my favourite. They were slightly posed because we had to get everyone in frame and I couldn't back my tripod up any further, but there was real pillow fighting happening in the process!


The behind-the-scenes in this photo? Let's just say the part of our room you're looking at is the ONLY tidy part. The floor was covered in pillows and laundry that needed to be put away (and the canvas that usually hangs above our bed). The tripod was backed up as far as possible and raised as high as possible, requiring a step stool behind it so I could see through the viewfinder!


The photoshoot ended with a bit of (usually forbidden) jumping on the bed and then a couple of Halloween treats around the table while we made a few holiday plans.


This post isn't sponsored, but I am partnering up with Lazy One for my Gift Guide Giveaway. You can find them on their U.S. Website or their Canadian Website and of course, you can enter to win a gift card from them (among many other prizes) over on my Family Gift Guide Giveaway!


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45 comments:

  1. You guys are adorable! It was a huge amount of effort just to get all of us in one picture in our Halloween costumes, so kudos to you! It will be easier when my kids are older and more cooperative!

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    1. Aw, thank you! :) I totally know what you mean- we didn't even get a nice Halloween photo this year, sadly! It takes a lot of effort to get something like that arranged!

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  2. These pictures are too cute for words! Awww, adorable!

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  3. Okay - those are awesome pjs. You do so much great work. Thank you :)

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  4. Loved all the photos, I seldom managed to get decent family photos but with 7 kids there's always someone acting the fool/not smiling/eyes closed etc. :-)

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    1. Oh seriously- it's hard enough with 4 of us (and we're all old enough to cooperate if we choose ;)

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    1. haha I should've thought to take photos so you could have visuals to go with the descriptions ;)

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  6. JEEPERS in the same pyjamas in that one photo I had to hunt to figure out which one was you. Your girls LOOK so much like you! This is adorable and great job. Love the jumping one the most I think. LOL. Merry Christmas season to you and your family!

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    1. ha! Well, I'm definitely taking that as a compliment! :) Merry Christmas to you too, Paula!

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  7. I know those kind faces!!! I need those pjs and a super smiley family ;)

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  8. Those PJ's look so comfy! We don't do family matching pyjamas but the kids have worn matching ones since my littlest was born. Off to check out what they have to offer. Great photos by the way!

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  9. I love the pj's too! Well done!

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  10. Aww, these are such sweet pictures. The pillow fight ones are my favourite.

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  11. Love the family photos that you captured. Those jammies look really cozy too!

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  12. These were all awesome pictures and looks like you all had fun, love the matching pj's!!

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  13. Love the PJ's. Nothing like making memories and capturing them. Family fun.
    Florence C

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  14. Debbie White BeattieNovember 16, 2017 at 11:53 PM

    All of your pictures look great and the matching pajamas are awesome

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  15. Love that a great time was had doing this family photo shoot.

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  16. Beautiful pics. So true though, sometimes the pictures leading up to "the perfect one" can be really special and memorable. Great post, and awesome pj's!

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    1. haha yes! I looked back on some photos from like 7 years ago yesterday & the "outtakes" were some of my favourites! :)

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  17. I just love Lazy Ones matching family PJ's. My brothers family did this one year and it was awesome. The PJ's can make any family look great lol.
    My favourite is the one of all you on the floor in front of the tree. You have a beautiful family! Merry Christmas!

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  18. oh my gosh!! your family is absolutely adorable! and I love the matching PJS! I really want to get my family matching pjs this year :) we always do a little photo shoot every year. Really its just for one pic but turns out to be a photo shoot because with a 5 and a 3 year old it takes a while to get that next to perfect photo lol

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  19. You have a beautiful family. Kids grow up so fast. They'll look back at the this when they're grown up and remember.

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  20. We also do family photo shoots, such fun and so nice to have to look back on! Love your photos, our Christmas shoots are some of my favs!

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  21. thats how we did our family pics this fall, my daughter's boyfriend set the timer and squeezed in before camera went off.

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  22. I wish I had photos of my kids doing this kind of stuff.

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  23. You guys are so cute!Love the family pics and those pjs are adorable!

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  24. Darling photos! My photos usually have one of the twins making a face for the camera!

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  25. I love the matching pajamas & the photos are just filled with fun. Takes some effort to set it all up but in the end the pics are so worth it!

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  26. You are a beautiful family! And considering how hard it is to find matching PJ's for the entire family, it's a miracle you managed to find such a good looking ones.

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~Heather Lynne

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