I’m really thrilled to share this little glimpse into the behind the scene of our DIY magazine photo shoot. I was so nervous to open my home to strangers. I don’t know if all or most bloggers feel like this but there is always doubt for me that my house isn’t finished enough, not cleaned enough, too small, too suburban, too eclectic….too whatever!!! I come up with all kinds of strange things. I know that I will never feel like I’m finished and it is easy to always just show the cleaned areas on my blog.
But when a crew rolls in to take photos then you can’t hide imperfections and messes, nope, it’s all out there.
I had been emailing and texting with Lacey (the stylist and writer) for quite some time and was so excited to finally meet her. When my doorbell rang on Sunday afternoon, I felt like hugging her immediately but I didn’t want to scare her off! LOL. We looked at our house and then went on a little shopping trip to Target and TJMaxx. We didn’t find much and it turned out we didn’t need much more because I have a lot (#hoarder) and Lacey was able to ship other things needed ahead of her. In fact my basement was housing a stack of boxes and my garage was filled with beautiful flowers.
Lacey is a true “Jack of all trades”. I love her 😉 She knows so much and is involved in so much. Check out her business by clicking HERE.
The next day I got to meet John (the photographer) and Julian. John actually doesn’t even live far away from me. You have to see his Work at John Bessler Photography (click HERE). He knows his stuff!!
They came in and did their job and I followed them around helping wherever I could. I loved seeing what John does with photos and what type of equipment he uses.
Here are some photos I took of our two busy days and I loved every messy second of it (and nope those bedroom pillows didn’t make the cut):
Filtering lighting from windows:
Lacey and I testing the position for our family photo:
Working hard :
Most beautiful flower props:
And kitchen props too:
And we found some new gorgeous vases at Target on sale for the mantel which look great with the pillows I painted and shared on Monday (click HERE):
I think I created some pho soup addicts because we had it two days in a row. I actually crave it everyday.
If you haven’t tried it yet then I’m telling you that you just have to.
And I think that’s it for today. I don’t want to give too much away. I now have to wait for a year for the feature to come out. Pins and needles I tell ya 😉 Oh and if you are wondering where my hubby was, he was there, he actually had off. But he was hiding in the basement most of the time and only joined us for lunch.
I hope you enjoyed the little sneak peek .