Saturday, 29 March 2014

A Lost Boys Photoshoot With Added Sleet!

A few months ago Minty from Water Birth Please asked if anyone in the Northwest was interested in putting forward their little boys for a Lost Boys photoshoot with dj archer photography. A few questions later and we were certain it was the Peter Pan Lost Boys rather than the subliminal cult classic starring Keifer Sutherland and, secretly slightly disappointed,  I put our names down.

My little lads enjoy nothing more than running about with sticks, so it sounded like great fun, and luckily we were chosen, along with 2 boys we actually already knew - Grumpyishmum's sons. 

The weather here has been really sunny recently, but as soon as you plan something like this the weather invariably decides to remind us of it's power, and it really did!


First thing in the morning it was gorgeous and sunny, but by noon it was drizzling. This is Manchester, we're used to that, it didn't phase us at all. We were due to start the photoshoot at 1pm, and as we set off at 12.30am the rain started. By the time we arrived at the shoot location it was belting down. We all sat in the cars for half an hour sand eventually it relaxed, so we decided to go ahead with the shoot.


The boys got to run about with all kinds of props and really did have an excellent time, but within an hour the temperature started to drop, and the clouds came back...


There was an awful lot of 'keeping warm' between shots...



Although the boys all did spectacularly well, with one of the 'props' becoming incredibly useful for shelter, when it started hailing and sleeting the bigger ones only just coped and the little ones were done.


Even though the photographer had more shots he'd wanted to take, we just had to call it a day. Hot chocolate and biscuits weren't even enough to keep everyone going. I think there was relief all round really...


Naturally by the time we'd walked across the field to the cars it had dried up and the sun was breaking through again, but we needed to go home and get the little ones into the bath to warm up.....and then have a birthday party...however we will return - when it's a lot warmer!! 

And it was lovely to be able to get out in the fresh air and enjoy nature - even if it did decide to throw everything it could at us! 



Country Kids from Coombe Mill Family Farm Holidays Cornwall



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    1. It was, the whole 'running about with a big stick' thing is perfect for 4 and 5 year olds :)

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  2. Still looks like loads of fun though in spite the rain! Love the photos too :) #CountryKids.

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    1. Thanks Dean - it was still a lot of fun - until they all had enough and started crying :D

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  3. I think it is nice for them to experience this. They now know what is happening on photo shoots. This is an experience they will never forget =)

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    1. It is, it was fascinating for us all really. My teenage daughter was really into it all :)

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  4. This looks like great fun. 6yo would have really enjoyed running around outside and being able to do a bit of posing on the side as well

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    1. Hahaha...they definitely enjoyed the posing more than I expected! :D

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  5. Oh my goodness. That looks a lot of fun. Glad the sleet didn't ruin it for you! #CountryKids

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    1. Thanks Cheryl. It really was fun. You can barely see the sleet in the photo's :D

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  6. What a great opportunity. My boys would have jumped at a job like this. I love all the props too and just typical of the weather! Thank you for sharing your photoshoot on Country Kids.

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    1. You're welcome and thank you for hosting! The props were excellent - we got to bring the flag home :D

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    1. It was fun, a good excuse to get out and run about :)

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  8. looking forward to see the final photo!

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    1. So am I! I hope they got some that don't show the rain and sleet :D

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  9. So it's true, models do have hang around freezing on photo shots!! Great photos, the moving one is brilliant.

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    1. Thanks hon! It was nothing really, I just took the shots and Google put them together :)

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  10. Love the auto awesome! Looking forward to seeing the shots that were taken even if it was cut short

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    1. So am I! The autoawesome is cool, I'm really pleased with it :)

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  11. Brrrr! Typical weather isn't it! Looks like a lot of fun though despite the weather.

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    1. It really is typical! I suppose it's still March, we should have realised :D

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  12. Looks like great fun for a warmer day!

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    1. Definitely. I think it would be incredible fun in August :D

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  13. It looks like you all had a wonderful time - despite the weather

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    1. They did, it was loads of fun. To start with the weather even made it funnier!

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  14. This does look like it would be super fun if we lived anywhere we could rely on the weather!

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    1. I'm hoping they foot the bill to take us all to the Bahamas next time :P

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  15. Sounds like something a bit different to be doing and looks fun. Shame you cant book the weather you wanted!

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    1. I know. But we should get to do it all again in the Sunshine!

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  16. Looks like it was a fantastic day! What a super idea! Always love your .gifs :P

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    1. Awww cheers hon! Google does it really, I just post them :D

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