Wednesday, February 3, 2010

Project 52 - The third date

This week's Project 52 date was a homemade photo session.

I am not great at photography. (It is on my list of resolutions for this year but let's just say that this side project to Project 52 is going to be a learning process too.)
We clamped a muslin backdrop (which I got for Christmas a couple of years ago and have never used) to the kitchen curtain rod. Tim got a halogen lamp from the shed (next time I think we might need to diffuse that). We fiddled around with the camera settings til we got something kind of right. I had bought some funny glasses from a discount store and we tried to get smiley.
We had our usual problems, kids not settling and we were both tired. Tim particularly. He had gotten home late from an overnight trip away for work. We found though that once we were organised and because we had to pose happy - we got happy.
I am so grateful that Tim was willing to do this. It ended up being lots of fun. A chance to be silly together. And we don't do that much anymore. We miss that. We don't get our photo taken together often so I hope we can do this regularly. Some serious and some silly pictures.
We are enjoying our dates. I look forward to Friday nights. I know that we can steal a bit of time for us.
Check out other date nights at Simply Modern Mom.


  1. This looks like a lot of fun. I think we might have to try this soon! Your pictures are so cute!

  2. I love it! Being silly together can seem awkward at first, but once you get going it makes for some of the best memories! I love the glasses! :-)

  3. you two are so cute together. i love the silly glasses. great idea! i hope to do this as one of our dates too. thanks for linking!
    tiffany {Simply Modern Mom}

  4. Fantastic Idea!

    I might incorporate that tonight. (We have to do date night early since we have all the kids all weekend)

    So, we never do photos of us anymore... tonight I think I'll con him into it. All over the place! Hehe....

    Photo date, I hope you don't mind me taking the idea.

    ~Suzanne~ (Crunchy Green Mom)

  5. Thanks for your kind words.

    I got the idea from all the photo booth stories that are around. It's a very popular thing to have at your wedding these days. Wish we had it 10 years ago!

    And we got to know the self timer and continuous shooting mode on the camera really well. 150 photos well!