Playing in the snow! Kind of… ;) + Tutorial of how we take our own pictures.


 I’ve been so jealous of everyone’s snow pictures!  We could easily drive about 45 minutes and see LOTS of it, but I’ve still been working Saturday and Sunday this whole month, so finding the time hasn’t happened yet.  Imagine how excited we got when we looked outside on Sunday and saw SNOW FALLING!!!  Sadly, it didn’t stick and you can barely see the flakes, but it was still pretty exciting 🙂

Fair warning…this blog post is a liiiiiittle bit longer than usual.  The Huz bought me a wireless shutter release for Christmas last year.  I’ll admit, I thought it was too big, and never took it out of the box/took the time to learn how to use it.  Well, I finally took it out to take our most recent family pictures a few weeks ago, and I LOVE IT!!!  I only wish I’d figured it out sooner.  More behind the scenes and links for tutorials in the “keeping it real” at the end of the post!

To keep Maya interested, I gave it to her and had her take my pictures.  She took 33 pictures in 22 seconds hahaha.  She thought she was being sly by running down the sidewalk and turning her back to me  😉Blog HM Hat Vintage Fishermans Sweater DL1961 Emma Bloom Sorel Tofino Boots-1 Blog HM Hat Vintage Fishermans Sweater DL1961 Emma Bloom Sorel Tofino Boots-2 Just imagine hearing, click, click, click, click, click haha.Blog HM Hat Vintage Fishermans Sweater DL1961 Emma Bloom Sorel Tofino Boots-3I grabbed it from her and got these.  Just know that of all these I’m posting, there are about 4 times as many more that I wanted to post! Blog HM Hat Vintage Fishermans Sweater DL1961 Emma Bloom Sorel Tofino Boots-4 Blog HM Hat Vintage Fishermans Sweater DL1961 Emma Bloom Sorel Tofino Boots-5Went back to the self timer to catch this one, because she asked to be thrown. Blog HM Hat Vintage Fishermans Sweater DL1961 Emma Bloom Sorel Tofino Boots-6 But, she took these next 5 🙂Blog HM Hat Vintage Fishermans Sweater DL1961 Emma Bloom Sorel Tofino Boots-7 Blog HM Hat Vintage Fishermans Sweater DL1961 Emma Bloom Sorel Tofino Boots-8 Blog HM Hat Vintage Fishermans Sweater DL1961 Emma Bloom Sorel Tofino Boots-9 Blog HM Hat Vintage Fishermans Sweater DL1961 Emma Bloom Sorel Tofino Boots-10 Blog HM Hat Vintage Fishermans Sweater DL1961 Emma Bloom Sorel Tofino Boots-11 Blog HM Hat Vintage Fishermans Sweater DL1961 Emma Bloom Sorel Tofino Boots-12 Blog HM Hat Vintage Fishermans Sweater DL1961 Emma Bloom Sorel Tofino Boots-13These are from when we first came outside.  Pretzel bribe in hand.  You’d think SNOW would have been reason enough to go outside, but sadly no… 😉Blog Faux Fur Jacket DL1961 Harper Chaco Beylin-1 Blog Faux Fur Jacket DL1961 Harper Chaco Beylin-2 Blog Faux Fur Jacket DL1961 Harper Chaco Beylin-3 Trying to catch some snow in her mouth, but getting drops on her forehead instead!Blog Faux Fur Jacket DL1961 Harper Chaco Beylin-4 You can barely see the snowflakes, but I promise they looked bigger and more exciting in person 😉Blog Faux Fur Jacket DL1961 Harper Chaco Beylin-5On me…

Hat- H&M (Old, similar here)
Sweater- Vintage (thrifted)
Boots- Sorel “Tofino” (old, similar color here)
On Maya…
Jacket- (thrifted, but this is super fun!)
Dress- Tea Collection (thrifted, similar here)
Jeans- DL1961 “Harper” (C/O)
Boots- Chaco “Belyn” (thrifted, but darker brown here)
Keeping it Real…
Here’s what the set up looks like, with my focusing stand, and enthusiastic assistant 😉  I’ve talked about the process in other posts.  A detailed video at the end of this post, a video of Maya doing it all by herself 🙂), another video here, and written out in more detail here.Blog Outtake-1Figuring out what it does… 🙂  Oh, and btw…I had done a shoot in the morning and hadn’t taken a shower yet.  Disregard the no make up and frizzy unwashed hair.  Thank you hat!! 🙂 Blog Outtake-2And, after 22 seconds, I realized she needed to be cut off ha! Blog Outtake-3
(all pictures taken with a self timer/shutter release and tripod, except ones of Maya :))

dit-elle-Lauren

2 thoughts on “Playing in the snow! Kind of… ;) + Tutorial of how we take our own pictures.

  1. Second City Mom

    Okay, I admit my husband bought me a wireless control. I looked at it and threw it over my shoulder because I had no idea what it was. Well, really I didn’t want to learn a new piece of technology. Hehe.

    I love this post! Especially the picture of Maya kissing and the huge smile on your face! That picture is screaming love and joy! And may I add that I’m a little jealous of Maya’s coat collection? I want that in an adult version.

    Happy Friday, Lauren!! Can’t wait to see your tutorial post.

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    1. laurenkahan Post author

      Bahaha! Our poor husbands 😂 I’m telling you, figuring out how to take my own pictures was a marriage saver 😜 And now that I have the shutter rekaese partially figured out, it’s a whole new realm of possibilities!! Mine even has a feature where it will take a bunch of consecutive images on its own and you don’t have to hold it!! I’ll need to study the manual for that tho 😏 I can totally walk you through how to do it/give you some tips! At the bottom of the post, I put a few links to other blog posts where I talk more about how we do it, but we can private message too! Unless that sounds too stalkerish 😬 Happy Friday to you to Leyla! xx

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