I'm one of those people who needs to act on said motivation right away to see it through. Call it what you will, but it's true.
So shortly after I posted that blog yesterday, I pinned an idea to my "Photography Inspiration" board on Pinterest. It was a little boy, in overalls, with an adorable whirly-pop. I thought, Genius. I'm so doing this. Then I thought, Crap, where do I get a whirly pop?
I threw the question up on Twitter, where within a few minutes I had multiple responses all telling me that they'd recently seen them at Cracker Barrel. Perfect.
When Eme woke up from her nap, I immediately put her in a pair of overalls. She got a pair from a friend for her 1st birthday. Honestly? I'm not a huge overalls fan, but Omigahhh they are so!cute! And so perfect for a shoot like this. So I was THRILLED that we owned a pair at that moment. Hence, making my inspired vision come to life. I fed my girl lunch, I threw her baby Ikea chair in the car, along with my camera and off we went.
We pranced into Cracker Barrel, bought two pretty lollipops (one for good luck?) and popped back in the car within what felt like seconds. But now, I had to think. Where would we take the pictures?
There's a park close by but I knew right away that would be a bad idea. 1) I cannot stand crowds around when I'm looking like a
crazy-mom taking photos. I just feel...weird. 2) She would get totally distracted and want to play instead.
So, I decided to sneak (okay, not exactly sneak) over to the restaurant next door that's now closed & abandoned (RIP Max-n-Ermas, we'll miss you), and I eyed-up the premises, being a little creepy-like. There seemed to be some grassy spots and there was no one around. Added bonus, there were no distractions for the girl. Perfect.
And perfect it was. You never even had to know these were taken in an old restaurant parking lot. Hey, I say, get creative with your locations anyway. Considering, well--this had NOTHING to do with the location, but all about the sweet subject (if I do say so myself).
Anyway--I'm sure you're all Shutup already, Katie--show us. So yea--here they are.
|What? You're letting me lick this?|
|Yep. It fell on the ground. And Yep, I let her lick it after that.|
|My favorite shot of the day.|
So, a little sugary prop equals some sticky-fun-photographs.
To see the whole set on Flickr, Click here.