In between blue taping and putting primer on our office walls Saturday, Geoff and I went down the road from our house to get the perfect shot of Ellen and I for a contest we entered.
I was super excited to see that Scarlett Lillian announced this contest, as I've always wanted to enter one like it. Here were the rules:
1. Be creative!
2. Girls: Put on your most FABULOUS pair of high heels. Guys: Your hottest tie!
3. Make a sign that says "I Want to Spend a Day With Scarlett!"
4. Get your friend/spouse/kid/whoever to take a picture of you holding the sign in your most fabulous shoes or tie.
We decided to partner my "I want to spend a day with Scarlett" sign with a sign for Ellen as well that said, "...and I want to spend a day with Rhett", who is Scarlett's beloved dog. As it turns out, my idea wasn't all that original - a lot of people thought to include their dogs!
Winning the contest aside - the two of us really had fun setting this up and shooting it (Ellen - not so much - she got really tired of us making her sit still). Really, it was nice to spend some time together doing something with our photography totally just for fun. Between dodging cars and trains, wrangling Ellen, pointing my toe in my high heels this way and that - we were exhausted by the end of the shoot!
Here's what we came up with...(taken with our new 5D!) - so what do you think?
If you ask my opinion - my shoes are dang hot and my dog is basically THE CUTEST smiling dog EVER. :)
She's broken it down into three categories - Ellen and I are posted today under "Contest Finalists 2" which are all of the dog entries. I was so excited to see that Charlotte wedding planner Alyse from A Perfect Engagement entered her and her dog Kiki, which is the shot right below mine...love it! You can vote once for each day - the top three will compete for the overall winning spot.
And now the fun part - get on over to Scarlett's Blog to VOTE for your favorite!