Link to video: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_lCaH5F7hVQ&sns=em
This was Max’s first ever shoot so we were very nervous when we arrived. I had been told at the casting that the scene they wanted max for today was with him sleeping, so I made sure I had changed his routine around so he’d be ready to sleep within half an hour of arriving. The crew were great and very welcoming, the set was this amazing 4 storey townhouse which was vast, so max and I set ourselves up downstairs with his toys and had a play and chat to everyone on set. They didn’t need Max for another 4 hours so by this point he was falling asleep in my arms, although when he was put in the cot with all the crew and cameras around he just lay there giggiling! After a very long day he started to get tired and grouchy so they got the shots they wanted and we were done for the day.
The next morning we left bright and early, there were a few more older babies there today so it was a bit more chaotic! Max had a little sleep in his buggy then he was called downstairs for his scene. It was supposed to be his 1st birthday party and he wore a very cute little cone hat and was fed a cream cake by his pretend daddy. This was the first time he had ever tasted a cake and he absolutely loved it, he had the crew on stitches as his little legs were kicking around with excitement when the cake came towards him. There was a heart stopping moment when he made a grab for the lit candle though!
Max was then given the highchair he was in for the shoot and the lovely lady from Kiddicare put us in a cab home.
Although exhausting we both thoroughly enjoyed the shoot and can’t wait for the next one! Thanks!
Nicky & Max
After arguing with myself for hours we finally decided to drive to Max’s barclaycard shoot, train delays and the weather being freezing cold did help my decision!
We arrived very early and were instantly greeted with the words ‘can I get you a cup of tea!’ Everyone was so lovely! There was another little boy there a few months younger than max when we arrived who must have been the friendliest baby I think I have ever seen, this baby would not stop smiling! Max got changed into a lovely light blue sleepsuit which meant he couldn’t crawl around the studio floor anymore so I kept him entertained by pointing out the big red buses driving past below.
After 20 mins or so it was Max’s turn, he had to sit in a highchair and smile, giggle, laugh and cry for the photographer! The aim of the shoot was to capture 4 emotions from very sad to very happy, after 5 minutes max got a bit bored but the photographer told me to let him get upset for a minute! This was hard but after a minute or so we had a break and Max’s milk made him feel better.
After a short nap we were ready to go again and Max found it hysterical when mummy waved furiously at him from behind the photographer while jumping up and down and repeating the word ‘shoe!’ There must be a niche in the market for videoing parents during these shoots!!
We then had some lunch and had our last shot in the highchair which was great fun, the staff were all absolutely lovely and we both thoroughly enjoyed our day out.
Max was one of 3 babies on set so fingers crossed he’s chosen! Thanks again for this lovely opportunity.