April 1, 2013 by Decorum DIYer
Happy Monday morning all!
For those of you celebrating this holiday, spring break, I hope you are having a wonderful time. Hopefully, spring has sprung in your area and you are enjoying the great outdoors.
Here in Maryland, the weather has been fickle. And by fickle, I mean cold, rainy, and even snowy!
Due to inclement weather and ill children, I have rescheduled our family’s outdoor photoshoot, or if you prefer, photo shoot, twice! Much like my opinion on moodboard being a compound word (instead of mood board, two separate words), I believe that our English language is a living language and one (as part of a society) can adopt ‘new’ compound words. So, there you have my little thought of the day. But, I digress….
Hopefully, there is a sunny, warm day in our near future, as I can’t wait to dress the kids up and have their photographs taken by my talented friend, Jane. Jane even has her own photography blog/website, which may be found here.
Make sure you take some time to look around. She has impressive photography skills and has been lucky enough to photograph a newborn recently. So sweet!
So, today’s moodboard is based upon my thoughts for the photoshoot. My children’s Easter outfits are of a nautical flair (or should I say ‘flare’?, *snort, snort*, get it?), so I thought an outdoor, nautical-themed photoshoot was only appropriate. And, who doesn’t love little ones dressed in sailor suits?
Aside from my adorable children (I am biased on that point, of course), Jane and I are using the natural backdrop of our local Gunpowder Falls State Park and some props for a bit of fun. Despite falls being in the name of the park, there are in fact no falls to be found at our location. It is more of a geographical term to describe the transition from the piedmont region to the coastal region. After all, Maryland is a ‘mini-America’ in terms of its geographical features. I suppose the oceanside would be more appropriate for this theme, but I don’t feel like driving the three hours it takes to get to Maryland’s Atlantic coastline, and the river banks of the Gunpowder are just as stunning.
We have the following items to set the theme, keep the kids busy, and hopefully make the kids still enough for Jane to capture their sweet, little faces:
- a bright, yellow chair
- Claire’s aqua rocking chair
- balloons in red and yellow
- seashells and starfish (poor little, dried-out fellas)
- a tiny bottle with a message inside
- miniature ship
- yellow blanket
- nautical-themed outfits in white, navy, and khaki with splashes of red and white
- a special dress made by my mother-in-law for Clairisse
We don’t want things to be too overly themed or posed. We are sort of bringing an assortment of things, just to keep it interesting for the kids and see what works.
I’ll be sure to share the results!
So, what are your thoughts? Anything other ideas for us to try?
Have a great day, everyone!