Tuesday, November 6, 2012

The Photo Shoot


Here is a small glimpse into our guest house/barn renovation. The Country Living feature focuses on the interior renovation so I thought I'd post a little peek on the exterior (more photos inside and out after the feature is published). The window that's shown here is in fact an original window, and is the only window that we did not replace.


 The photo shoot took place on Halloween. Unfortunately I don't have any behind the scenes glimpses as my Canon Rebel has expired, and I inadvertently misplaced my point and shoot. But it went really well, and I had the extreme pleasure of meeting someone I have admired for quite some time - Heather Bullard. 

Heather was the stylist for the shoot - she did such an amazing job! Everything turned out so beautiful. I am so excited to see the feature when it comes out in the February issue. 

The photographer for the shoot was the reknowned James BaigrieHe was also such a wonderful pleasure to meet. Heather came Tuesday to prep everything, and then James arrived early Wednesday morning. Shooting began soon afterward. 

Mike took those two days off to watch the babies so that I could be up at the guest house helping as much as possible (ironing linens, fetching props, etc.). Just as the previous photo shoot, it was insanely fascinating to watch the process of creating photo-ready spaces. 


Heather took this photo of Mike on her iPhone. I was with the babies while he ran up to deliver some morning necessities... like fresh brewed coffee. 


After the shoot, Heather and I had a chance to relax and socialize a bit more. She gave me some tips, using my iPhone, on styling this pumpkin bread that Mike made. I think that she may have even taken this photo. 

It was wonderful to stand in the kitchen and talk about everything design. 

Due to the business of the shoot being on Halloween, and also due to the abundance of rain we had that week, we didn't dress the babies up in their Halloween costumes until this past weekend. They thought it was a hoot to look like some of their favorite critters. Graham only tolerated the lion's mane for about 60 seconds (he's never been a hat boy). 

I hope that all had a wonderful weekend, over the last days of October. I also hope that for those of you who were affected by Sandy are with power, and safe and sound. Our thoughts have been with you from afar. 

38 comments :

  1. love the halloween costumes and congrats on the photo shoot!!

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  2. Trina
    i live the guest house cant wait to see more! ! I love that you kept the original window! Boy the babies look great in there costumes my 4 year old hates hats as well. Have a great day Trina

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  3. Cannot wait to see the Feb issue! And I also admire Heather Bullard, although I doubt I will ever get the chance to meet her in person...I love her work!
    ~Kim

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  4. Hi Trina, I can't wait to see your guesthouse feature! Your home and lifestyle is such a great inspiration to many, including me. I am going to attempt that yummy pumpkin bread today. The babies are adorable in their costumes, everything is so exciting at that age!

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  5. Trina,

    Graham's and Margaret's costumes are adorable...the lion & the lamb. Can't wait to see your guest house renovation and congratulations on the photo shoot.

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  6. It sounds absolutely amazing! Again, congratulations on the feature and I can't wait to see it. The photo of your little critters is too cute!

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  7. the anticipation of this article is so enticing trina. love the look of clean crisp white with a vintage vibe you do so well
    my best!
    debra

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  8. What an amazing experience. Congrats on the opportunity! I'm looking forward to seeing the reveal of the photo spread. Your little ones look adorable!! haha

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  9. I love the costumes and can't hardly wait to see the post about your guest house. EXCITED!!!

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  10. Can't wait to see the guest house! And, the kiddos look so cute in their costumes.

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  11. It is a perfect color white! Congratulations! I'm living in a Gothic building in Italy, but I get romantic for the charm of back home. Your photographs are great.

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  12. Trina..the essence of a life well in the living!

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  13. Can't wait to get the February issue!!! So exciting!!!

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  14. Congratulations! The preview photos sure look fantastic!

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  15. I've been browsing your blog for some time now. Love your home!
    We are on the slow road to renovating a very old home in GA. Sometimes when I read your posts that show a project, I really get tired just reading it, because I know just how much work it is!
    Great work!
    Tamara

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  16. Trina I can't wait to see it. How exciting! It's going to be beautiful I know. So happy for you.
    xoxo
    Lisa
    Leeshideaway.blogspot.com

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  17. Oh how exciting! I can't wait. Of course I still have the issue when they featured your house at Christmas. Have a lovely November. Kit

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  18. Hello Trina,
    I have an award for you over at my blog! Thank you for your beautiful blog!

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  19. Wonderful inspiration at you place hugs and congrats on the photo shoot!! from the north of Sweden

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  20. I's just wonderful to see your babies grow and grow! Such a delight and wishing you all the best for the continued renovations and the coming holiday season!
    PS: "Thanks" to Sandy we have our own substantial renovation ahead of us....

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  21. Please post a blog with Heather's photo styling tips!!!

    Can't wait to see the article!

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  22. Congrats!! Who knew an iphone could take such great pictures? I can't wait to see more pictures once you're allowed to post them. As ever, your kids are incredibly adorable. Thanks so much for sharing, Em

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  23. Congrats you guys! Can't wait to see it! Isn't Heather the sweetest? Love that girl! Hopefully someday we can meet, we aren't that far away from one another! xoxo, Melaine

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  24. Wow, can't wait to see the photos. I am sure they will be amazing! Thanks for sharing, liz

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  25. I'll be watching for the article in the February issue! I follow Heather Bullard on Pinterest, so cool you got to chat with her.

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  26. Trina,
    I've loved catching up with you all and the babies! Oh my goodness they are growing! Must be wonderful watching them discover gardens and tractors and all. What a fun full life! So looking forward to the magazine story. Sounds like you had a ball!
    Take care,
    XO Lisa

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  27. Love the first glimpses . . . look forward to the magazine and your photos too . . . AFTER.

    Adorable costumes . . .

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  28. Hello, Wonderful pictures as always:-) Wish you a nice november weekend from Siv in Norway:-)

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  29. How fun! Look forward to getting a peek inside.

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  30. Gorgeous! Cannot WAIT to see it...the pumpkin bread is divine looking...so WHAT were her tips??

    The babies....Adorbs! Rawrrrr!

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  31. STYLING TIPS were to place in natural light. She also picked out another antique knife from my drawer but it was too blurry to post.
    She did a few other things like arrange slices so that they weren't too straight. All pictures were taken on my iPhone, which I rarely use so that was also a nice tutorial!
    Trina

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  32. Congratulations on the feature! Can't wait to see the final product!

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  33. so much fun isn't it. I'll be looking for your place in country living. Can't wait to see what you did in that cute space.

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  34. One of my favorite times of the day is reading my favorite blogs, and this one is up at the top of my list. Inspirational and so well done. I am green with envy!

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  35. Wow your barn looks amazing!!! And I love the children in costume! ;-)

    We had a photo shoot for a magazine in our house yesterday. It was really enjoyable and I especially liked to see how the stylist worked. I took a few pictures of the behind the scenes for my blog. I can't wait to see how the photos look when they get published!

    Congrats on your shoot!

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  36. I just saw your guest house reno on the County Living Magazine site...it turned out great Trina & Mike. I will have to pick up a copy of the magazine tomorrow. Clean & cosy like the rest of your home. Here is the link-- http://cntry.lv/6035VSJl

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