Tuesday, May 22, 2012

My Family's Lemonade Stand... {Southern California Photographer}

Lemons make me happy. Yellow is my favorite color and nothing says yellow quite like a lemon. There are so many things you can make with lemons and this time I decided to make my family session out of them. We did so much for this session and it was really fun. We even found the old wood on craigslist for my husband to make the lemonade stand with. It was so much fun that we shot the session twice. The first time my sweet friend Laura was going to take them for us but her lens needed to see the doctor. So the second time I went out with a Vello Wireless Remote and took the family photos myself. I have to say, I was really worried about doing that but it was REALLY fun! Every photographer should try it out on their own family atleast once. I learned a few tricks from doing this too.... I told the kids that for every smile and eye contact with the camera they got one jelly bean. This worked because they were a bit competitive to see who could get the most jelly beans. So each pose I'd run over and tally their scores and then we'd see who could do better the next time. Then I learned that imperfections of my own family photos feel really endearing. They are real and that's okay with me. I can't wait to put them on my walls. And last but not least I really suck at smiling for the camera for some reason. When I was a teenager I was queen of self portraits but now, not so much. I look really stiff when someone else takes them but a "little" less stiff when I have a remote in my hand and no one expects anything from me on the other side of that camera except me. It really took the pressure off so I could focus on my family. Ahhhh, sweet sigh. I love that i'll have these forever and I can't wait to get that flush mount album I ordered. I'll have to post a photo of that too! Thanks for stopping by and checking out our lemonade stand!


Kathy May 22, 2012 at 4:07 PM  

This is AMAZING!!! You have a beautiful family and I LOVE these photos :) What great memories!!

Linda May 22, 2012 at 4:17 PM  


A Day Remembered May 22, 2012 at 4:49 PM  

Oh Rebecca!!!!! They are awesomely wonderful!! The lemon slices on the string worked!! And the sweet "lover" photos! But my favorite of all is the bunny ears one! Splendid!

jasmine May 22, 2012 at 7:40 PM  

Rebecca, these are riduculously gorgeous! I'm just amazed that you pulled this off yourself :)

Anonymous May 31, 2012 at 7:17 PM  

Thank you so much!!! Jas, it's nice to see you around!! Thank you Kathy!!! THank you Barra and Linda!! xoxo

Melissa June 4, 2012 at 12:28 PM  

You have a beautiful family- and I couldn't agree more about every photographer trying the remote! We traveled through Costa Rica on our Honeymoon and whipped out the tripod and remote everywhere :)

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