A few weeks ago I asked Rich if we could have a professional photo shooting (he agreed). While we take a lot of photos all the time, I wanted to have some great pictures of the three of us. As in: no selfie, no tripod experiment. Funny enough, a few days later I even received an offer to collaborate for photo shooting with Shoott.
Booking an appointment was super easy. We decided on a time slot in Central Park on a Saturday morning. Besides getting reminders a few days in advance, Shoott also sent out more information on what to bring to the photo shooting and how to pose. We found that incredibly helpful. Like bring a few toys for Josephine so that she is guaranteed to look into the camera.
I don’t think I had been as excited in a long time to get up early on a Saturday morning. But we were so looking forward to the photoshoot. We had prepared our outfits and even looked up a boozy brunch place for afterwards, ha ha. One of our goals was to get a photo for this year’s Christmas card, besides hopefully getting several great family pictures.
It took us about 45 minutes to reach Central Park where we met our photographer shortly before 9 a.m. She was amazing. She had many ideas of where we should go and helped us with posing. Moreover, she explained the light situation and was super patient with Josephine.
We were honestly surprised about how many photos you can take in 30 minutes. That allotted time is absolutely sufficient, esp. for a baby that cannot focus any longer anyways.
As mentioned, we went to enjoy a boozy brunch after the photoshoot. 3 days later Shoott sent the gallery of almost 90 photos to us. The great thing is that you can choose and only pay for the photos you really want, or you pay a flat rate for the full gallery. Basically, the photo shooting itself is for free and you pay for the photos. To be honest, we loved every single photo that we were sent. They are all of excellent quality.
Now we just have to reach the difficult decision of which photo will make it onto our Christmas card this year.
I created a Reel about our photo shooting with Shoott:
Disclaimer: I collaborated with Shoott and received the full photo gallery for free in exchange for creating an Instagram Reel. Opinions are still my own. This blog post is not part of the collaboration.