Rather than figuring out how to take good pictures before opening an Etsy shop, I had Brandy Lewis, a very talented photographer from one of my mom's groups, take them for us. We met her this morning at a local park to take the pictures. Brandy did an incredible job and she was so nice to work with!
After an entire summer of temperatures over 100 degrees, this morning the weather decided to be chilly and cloudy. We delayed the shoot for an hour to let the temperature rise a bit, which it normally does here in Texas. Still hoping the weather would warm up, we decided to take pictures of each dress on the form before putting the girls in them.
And then I stepped in a big pile of dog poop.
In the end, the temperature decided not to cooperate with us at all and lingered around 57 degrees all morning.
Despite the weather, I think we got some terrific shots. As it turns out, searching for ladybugs, playing with sticks, and watching a big puppy run around make for an excellent photo shoot.
You can see a sneak peak of our photoshoot on Brandy's site here: http://brandylewisphotography.wordpress.com/2009/10/10/talented-momma/