Saturday, November 29, 2008

black friday black

I usually try to avoid the shopping crowds on Black Friday, and yesterday was no exception. (It was all I could do to drag myself to a doctor's appointment, even with someone else driving.) But I did spend $19.99 plus shipping on Amazon. I've got a little thrill of excitement about this purchase: a black photo backdrop. I was thinking I'd try to take Christmas photos of the boys this year for Christmas cards, and I wanted to try both white and black backgrounds. A bedsheet should do the trick for white, but I didn't have anything black (like a tablecloth or curtain). This muslin sheet was originally priced at $150, so either I'm getting a really good deal or I'm getting ... well ... $19.99 worth of cloth.

Now, if I can just get the boys in the mood for an onslaught of photos. They don't have to worry about me wrapping tinsel or Christmas lights around them. They won't be wearing matching Santa hats or clever little red satin suits. I'll just be glad if I can get something decent in time to order cards — which may be harder than I think, given my sluggish energy level at the moment. But I think it will be fun, so I'm looking forward to it. And that says something, considering the downward spiral I've been on this week.

10 comments:

darcie said...

Good luck with the photo session Emilie! I have not had good luck getting both of my kids to look at the camera at the same time...I swear it is next to impossible! I can't wait to see our pics!! Most importantly - HAVE FUN taking them!

Barbara said...

Can't wait to see the pictures!

{{{{HUGS}}}}

Wordgirl said...

I'm completely addicted to my digital camera -- though I just said to someone that it's like giving a person who hardly knows how to drive a ferrari -- and my family is very sick of me pointing my camera at them -- but I love it!

I love the beautiful photos on your site so I can't wait to see these!

Pam

Christina said...

I recently tried photographing my youngest cousins -- 4 siblings, including a 1-year-old and 3-year-old. I didn't realize how incredibly difficult of a task that is!

GOOD LUCK! Have fun. Can't wait to see your results.

Marketing Mama said...

Oooh - that sounds awesome! I love the picture of it on amazon - it's just a black square. That made me laugh. :) Taking pictures of two kiddos is so much more difficult that just one - good luck and have fun!

otrey3 said...

Hey, if it doesn't work, my brother is a professional photographer and could do it quickly for you. But that's just a plan Z! Good luck!

--Laura S.

Rebecca said...

What a fun purchase.

Agape said...

Oh, how neat! Have fun; I hope you get some great shots!

Susanne said...

Oh Em, the boys not being wrapped in tinsel, or wearing matching caps, is a good thing! Even if it's because of lessened energy levels, I suspect you would avoid such cheeziness even on the up & up!

scrapella said...

Emilie, what a find! I just ordered one, too. I always get my holiday cards and letters out later in the season -- I'll send you one so you can see how it turns out. The only problem is, I think I got sand in my camera on the Oregon Coast, so it's not working. My husband is going to try to fix it, or else I may end up borrowing a friend's for this annual photo shoot. Hope you're feeling better this week. -- Molly Millett