Thursday, October 18, 2012

30 seconds...GO!

Feels like Fall in Kansas City!
I have had a Fall Tallan Hope picture in my head since she was born; and yesterday, Matt and I finally made it happen. I pictured a cute, chubby, nakie baby, in a new handmade owl hat, sitting in a pumpkin, looking perfectly Fall Fabulous! This concept turned out to be harder that I thought...but produced the exact photo op I was hoping for...and a couple more memory makers. 

For the quick shoot, I am grateful for my OCD/Type A organization and planning. 
1- Buy large enough pumpkin for my plump little peanut
2 - Hollow pumpkin and carve leg holes...easier said than done
3 - Scope out fun little "fall-ish" spot in the front yard
4 - Prime the location with quilt & pumpkin / test shoot for perfect depth of field (ooh big words!)
5 - Daddy brings out baby Tallan, only in her cloth diaper, owl beanie and leg warmers
6 - We realize our genes have given Tal a bubble butt and this baby booty WILL NOT FIT!

7 - Momma cuts the entire back out of the pumpkin to make room for Tallan Tush!
8- Sitting in my photog spot, allowing daddy to place Tal in her pumpkin, I am READY!

Welp, Matt and I had about 30 seconds of shooting before Tallan let us know pumpkin wasn't her outfit of choice. We called a wrap on our photo session not even a minute after we started...BUT not before we got the perfect little shot I had been hoping for. 

It took a little snuggle and lotta boob before she forgave me.
One day, she'll look back and thank me for her awesome picture....I HOPE! 


  1. there you are:) Thanks for coming by, so glad i found you.


  2. haha that's awesome! LOVE it! at least you got ONE smiling picture...and those crying ones will be a keeper for that guy she brings home to introduce to you and daddy one evening :)

  3. Too cute!! Our baby girl would've been crying for sure!! Excited to follow your blog! :)

    1. Thanks so much Brittany! Ditto to you too! :)

  4. Your child is so adorable! Whitney sent me over, and I'm now your newest follower! :)

    1. Kim,
      thanks so much for stopping by! I really appreciate! I can't wait to get going with all my new stay at home mommy blog stuff!

  5. Love this! Now I am trying to figure out if we can fit our chunky monkey in one! Ha!
    New follower and looking forward to reading more!