Tuesday, July 22, 2008

Backpacks, Snack Squares, Underdogs and a Fisheye Lens

The title pretty much sums up what was an all-around amazing product shoot on Monday morning. We're all keenly aware that our lazy days of summer are winding down and will soon be replaced by the first day of school, parent orientation and lunch dates at the mini sized cafeteria tables. With this in mind, Rachel Eng, (my amazingly talented, photog friend) 4 little friends and I set off to a local elementary school with backpacks and lunchboxes in tow.

The goal: great photographs of our adorable models hamming it up with their new monogramchick backpacks & lunchboxes.
The result: stunning photos of our playful bunch with their preppy backpacks & lunchboxes.

Needless to say, the kids were not thrilled about having to stand still beside the playground but did an awesome job. After a few still shots, Rachel decided to let the kids go nuts and the pictures speak for themeselves. Doesn't it look like they were having a great time? By the end of the morning, I had done so many "underdogs" at the swing set I was exhasted and hot--despite the fact that the kids' energy was no where near depleted.

I cannot thank Rachel enough for doing such a great job wrangling working with the kids and for producing fantastic pictures for the website. If you are in the Iowa City area, or will be within the next year, you must book her! She does wedding photography, commercial photography, family photo sessions, newborn sessions, birth sessions, senior pictures, and of course photos sessions with kids. You will not be dissapointed. Rachel is so easy to work with and is a true master of her craft. Check out her website http://www.racheleng.com/ and her blog http://www.racheleng.wordpress.com/.

So, as you hit the stores in search of new school duds, let's not forget preppy backpacks and monogrammed lunchboxes so that all the other mothers will know you're exceedingly hip to make carrying those school supplies super easy.


Brooke said...

Yeah even I ( the 1st and 2nd grade teacher) am ready for school to begin! What a great shoot and so much fun! Thanks for sharing - i

Kate said...

Can I be a kid again? I was never this cool!

Kally said...

I love those backpacks! I would be totally sold on it if they were the kind on wheels. My little girl hates carrying one on her back.

{say.cheese} said...

Rachel mentioned a NAP ROLL on her blog, and I can't seem to find it on the website... and I'm looking for one. Am I missing it?


Monogramchick said...

The nap rolls are up!
Check them out here:

A.D. said...

Cute backpacks! I love them! The shower curtain in my potty pics post (say that 3 times fast!) is from Room It Up. We sell their products in the store that I buy for, but you can also buy direct from their retail site at www.roomitup.com. They have some really cute products and patterns. It is pretty easy to set up a wholesale account with them and their products would look super cute with your monograms on them (hint, hint!). Happy shopping :)!

Reynie said...

Thanks for stopping by my blog for a visit. I'll be reading up on your other blog but just had to stop by this one as well bc I LOVE MONOGRAMMED STUFF! Seriously, if it sits still long enough, I'll have it monogrammed!

MMM said...

Thanks so much for the sweet comment on my blog. I will def have to register when we find out what we are having a pick a name! Gotta get that monogram right. =) I'll keep you posted. Have a wonderful week.

Soulflower said...

the M*E M backpack is awesome! How cute!!