bedtime stories

Saucy and her friend Chickadee (aka Carlene Deutscher Photography) hosted their very first joint stylized mini shoot over the weekend.  That sounds like quite a mouthful, doesn't it?  Basically, they set up a beautiful scene in Chickadee's family meadow and invited families and couples to come for fall photos.

When Saucy says the set was styled, it was styled.  It's nice to work with Carlene because she and Saucy have the same aesthetic.  Everything was vintage, traditional country and shabby chic.  They had everything they needed and luckily a good friend had the perfect bed frame to use.  It was just the right amount of "rusty."

Starting in the early afternoon, we were joined by some really great folks... families who were really open to the idea and wanted to try something new to get the right shot.  It was just too much fun.

The day just slipped by.  As the sun moved across the meadow, the little outdoor bedroom was covered in shade from different directions by the autumn leaves.

This is Saucy's fabulous cousin Sassy and her family.  There might be an entire blog post devoted to Sassy's shoot in the near future, it was that cute.  She thought ahead to bring white balloons... and even their family Halloween costumes.

Oh, and trust Sassy to think of this: she brought feather pillows for a family pillow fight!  Yes, we had feathers on the set for the rest of the day but were completely fine with it, it added to the overall feeling.

It was a casual, fun and happy place to be for the day.

Even the boys loved it!  They had fun playing with the bears and toys and this crew came up with a few poses they wanted to try too, all on their own.

This next little gal just melted our hearts... so demure and gentle, after our rough-housing boys and pillow fights!  It recharged the photographers.

Consider yourself warned... if your heart is already a little melted, now it is about to break into a million pieces.  Meet our next family.

Those eyes, those eyes, those eyes.  Those smiles and silly faces.  Someone figured out how to poke his head between the pillows against the headboard and made a good game of it:

The best part of this family's shoot was a snuggly moment with grandma!  Lurrve.  This shot proves that your subject doesn't have to sit completely still for magic to happen.

This cutie loved having her picture taken, she's a photographer's dream.  How many kids can say they've bounced on a soft, fancy bed in the middle of a meadow?  And, do you see a future Cheerio?  Saucy may have tried to recruit her, but that's another story.

Saucy and Carlene welcomed some couples, also.  This pair were incredibly comfortable in front of the camera and so fun to shoot.  Their personalities came through in each and every photo.

Here's Carlene prepping the last "little person" of the day... and what she lacks in stature, she makes up for in personality.

"Oh my, what a BIG path you have!" she exclaimed as she entered the meadow.  She had several memorable quotes including "if you don't mind, I think it's time for me to take a short break to pet the puppy now" and "oh, you're right, this really is a snuggly place."

Our last family made an outing for the day with their dogs!  Well, we did say all family members were welcome, didn't we?

Check out the title on that book cover, how clever and fun!  It was the perfect ending to a perfect day.  It had us... dare Saucy say it... begging for more.

If you want to see more, you can catch some of Carlene's sneak peeks on her Facebook page.

Saucy and Chickadee were worn out by the end of the day but in a good way.  It was a creative tour de force.  This two-photographer gig is the way to go.  Nobody worries about where to look, and while one person gets the main shot with the subject looking directly into the camera, the other can be gathering the sweet candid moments to cherish forever.

And next year?  There might already be a plan in the works for something completely different.  You'll be the first to know.  It might even be earlier.

Saucy has to hunker down now and sort through and edit nearly 3500 shots.  That might be the only downside to this little endeavour.


Chickadee said...

Oh my Sasha. You've out done yourself. I LOVE your shots. So fun working with you!

Chickadee said...

Oh my Sasha. You've out done yourself. I LOVE your shots. So fun working with you!

Anonymous said...

Great shots, you have lots of pretty women up there! Mary in NY

Sandra D said...

I love all the photos and am awed how each person's personality shines through! Great work - you are a very talented photographer.

Jaime said...

I love your photographs. I wish you lived in New Jersey so I could hire you.

sassy said...

Yippee! One pic is such a tease! I thought you might turn to the "sauce" dear cousin Saucy after our family littered your perfect set with feathers and an unhappy baby! It was so fun-sign us up for next year right now!

Saucy said...

Sassy... The Fan thinks I should do an ENTIRE post of your photo shoot with the feathers, the balloons and the Halloween costumes! You really do come prepared, I wonder if that runs in the family??