With my three outfits inspired by LÄRABAR flavors shot, edited & published, I thought I’d post some of the outtakes from the fun collab.
I’ve never posted the outtakes of any of my photo shoots before, so I thought this time I’d share them with you for a few laughs. Be prepared for some pretty unglamorous shots and to see how not everything always goes according to plan…
I always try a lot of poses, but some come out looking completely awkward, like this:
What am I doing with my hand??
Setting up the LÄRABARs:
Awkward in-between poses faces:
Some pictures I like, but not enough to include in the final post:
Some pictures I like, but they don’t fit in with the mood of the others, so I edit them out:
The Cherry Pie LÄRABAR pictures were at taken at the BEST possible location I could ever dream of. The way the flowers were growing up the house was crazy and they matched perfectly with my outfit! Madeline over at CODE Salon agreed to put some curls into my hair to make these pictures extra special.
I checked the weather a few days in advance and saw it was going to be a cloudy morning. For those of you who are into photography, you’ll know that cloudy days are best for taking pictures (cloudy days = even lighting). I was excited that it would be cloudy because I wouldn’t have to worry about the sun making the pictures super blown out and contrasty. I lined up my hair appointment early in the morning, right before my mom and I would take the pictures.
The hair appointment took longer than usual, and I could see the sun peeking out through the clouds. I hoped it would still be cloudy in the neighborhood where we were going to take the pictures (San Francisco has these weird microclimates where it can be sunny in one place and then cloudy in another place). But much to my dismay, by the time we got to the location, it was super sunny and bright. Way too bright to take pictures. I took some test shots anyway, just to see if I could try to make the pictures work, even with the sun shining brightly.
Way too bright:
The sun would only get stronger as the day went on, so my mom and I didn’t have much choice but to go back later that day. (A wee tangent: To make matters worse, my camera stopped randomly stopped working a few minutes later. I had to take it to the camera store ASAP. I was all dressed up like I was going to prom and the camera store was in a bad neighborhood of San Francisco. It was quite a sight. Fortunately, my camera troubles were an easy fix and my camera was back to working in no time!).
With going back later in the day, I was afraid we would miss the golden hour, so my mom and I returned to the location about an hour before the sun would start setting. Or so we thought. An hour went by and the sun was still way too bright for pictures. Rats. My mom and I drove around the neighborhood to try to kill time. We drove through the center of town (which took about 5 minutes). We drove into a park and people-watched. We drove around some more. It was so boring sitting there because we literally had NOTHING to do. I mean, I had a MILLION things to do at home, but I couldn’t do anything in the car.
And then…. AT LONG LAST! The sun starting setting another hour later. We hurried back to the house with the flowers and saw a HUGE BIG RED TRUCK parked right in front of the house. Oh my goodness could this day get any worse? I knew I would just have to make it work though. The light was still a little too bright, so my mom and I circled around the neighborhood for a few more minutes until the sun went down lower.
We returned to the house a few minutes later and like a miracle, the truck was no longer there! And the lighting was PERFECT! Picture-taking was going all fine and well until these huge gusts of wind came out of nowhere, making my hair blow around like crazy! My mom ended up taking a few hundred pictures of me because my hair was blowing in my face in so many shots. BUT we made it work! I didn’t get home until after 8 pm (we got to the location at 4:30 pm!) and I was starving because I hadn’t eaten yet. But I’d was say it was worth it. Completely worth it.
The wind would NOT let up!
My mom took this RIGHT before I was about to jump:
Can I just tell you how hard it is to jump in heels AND make a normal face AND make sure your hair isn’t in your face?
I hope that gave you a wee peek into what goes into these outfit shoots for the blog. Just remember, things don’t always go according to plan, even for me:)
See all three of my LÄRABAR flavor-inspired outfits here. Which outfit was YOUR favorite?