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Something Harder Than A Wedding...

 
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Aug 24, 2010 20:05 |  #1

I for one think weddings are a bit difficult. They require a lot of physical strength and dealing with so many people can be quite the challenge sometimes. But today I did my first newborn shoot. I must say... weddings are a breeze compared to this!

I was puked on, pooped on, my backdrops are covered in pee, and darnnit if my model didn't want to obey us and go to sleep! Two hours only... I'm EXHAUSTED!

But, I enjoyed it. The baby was adorable, so sweet (when she wasn't spitting up on me) and actually very photogenic when she behaved. However, I think in the future I'm going to have to charge more for these! I mean, you think Bridezillas are bad... try dealing with a newborn who already has her Mom's attitude! (Btw, Mom is a friend of mine and my former assistant... I'm not insulting a client, I swear!)


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Aug 24, 2010 21:32 |  #2

Just like supermodels.


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Aug 24, 2010 21:45 |  #3

PeaceFire wrote in post #10781730 (external link)
I was puked on, pooped on, my backdrops are covered in pee,

Hazard pay !!

Post up some pics when you get a chance .. for me births are by far the most significant life events.


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Aug 25, 2010 07:59 as a reply to  @ mmahoney's post |  #4

The hardest shoots I've ever done were a baby shoot and a dog shoot... they killed me :)


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Aug 25, 2010 08:03 |  #5
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Ninja shoot...... AF in the dark is so hard.




  
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Aug 26, 2010 12:51 |  #6

Haha, my beauty dish got pissed on and the Dad got pooped on. Rough shoot.


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Aug 26, 2010 13:57 |  #7

I'm fine with babies. Dogs and 2-3 year olds kill me. They're typically uncontrollable.


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Aug 26, 2010 14:53 |  #8
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no dogs o.o


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Aug 26, 2010 15:00 |  #9

I can't imagine doing pets. What happens if you spook a horse and it jumps the fence? lol




  
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Aug 26, 2010 16:36 |  #10

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I can't imagine doing pets. What happens if you spook a horse and it jumps the fence? lol

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Aug 27, 2010 01:29 |  #11

I did horses once... with a zoom lens while they were in an arena and I was in the stands quite far away! I shoot my dog every now and then but otherwise try to stay away from animals. Unpredictable little boogers!

And on that note, here are two teasers from my first newborn shoot. I literally got a grand total of TWO of her sleeping before she woke up and then spent the rest of the time pretty much doing what she did in the second pic... These are ROUGHLY edited... I wanted to get her Mom some teasers. I still need to clean up the pixels but only have my laptop while I'm on the road and prefer to edit on my desktop so all of my program are on there...

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I'm also kidding when I say she cried the whole time! She'd just woken up and wanted to be fed and I took these pics as Mom was preparing a bottle. After that she was pretty content and I got some cute ones, just haven't edited them yet. When I do I'll share them over on the Photo Sharing section.

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Aug 30, 2010 09:24 |  #12

funny... i feel the same way. I'm more tired after 1 or 2 hours with a baby than after a 12 hour wedding. I also learned really quickly to expect for the shoot to last at least another hour longer than expected. The good news is that grandparents will eat up prints. :)


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Aug 30, 2010 10:18 |  #13

Baby shoots are tough!
I even had my own so I could practice, and I'm not finding it any easier yet!


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Aug 30, 2010 14:40 |  #14

That baby has a navel that looks like a third eye....LOL. Anyway, the hardest, by far is shooting for NILMDTS. Photographing children who have past, or about to pass, in hopes of documenting their limited stay among their family. I had to wind up quitting as it got too hard for me.

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Aug 30, 2010 23:40 |  #15

My hardest was a 5 puppy and mommy shoot...HOLY CRAP literally the amount of crap on by BG was terrible. I understand the pee poop, but these guys and gals had legs and were hyper and wanted to run far far away from the camera.



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