By now you guys know what the Photography Styling Challenge is, right?! If not, please go here, take a look and come back. I shall wait.
So, ever since last month’s challenge post was published and done with, I’ve had an uneasy feeling about the next theme – Bedroom. The most important room in the house, after the kitchen (of course!). That’s because while mine is neat and tidy, it is nowhere decorated in the latest trends.
How and what am I going to photograph in my bedroom? I thought and thought and thought some more. Well, not really. For two of those weeks, I was battling a nasty flu followed by a sick hubby and Boy.
Then I had this brilliant idea of photographing Boy jumping and goofing around on our bed. Actually, that is pretty much what goes on here every day. I shot a session with him, but decided to ditch it for several reasons.
1). We were having a cold wave that week and my photos came out really dark and the colors were nothing like in real life. I tried shooting in B&W, but was still not satisfied.
2). Since he goes to school all day, it was really not easy to do another session. Little kids have a busier social calendar than us adults. Well, my little one does. School on weekdays, birthday parties and other events during the weekends and what not! Also, he’d rather spend his free time doing something else (playing with cars, soccer, finger painting, even homework) rather than jumping in front of the camera for mommy’s blog. Ahem!
Meanwhile, the ‘Q’ word briefly passed my mind. But I was not ready to quit. Yet.
Finally, I got my act together last weekend, moved some of the furniture, shopped around the house for accessories and did another shoot. It was this or nothing.
So, here it is. Our simple, fuss-free, yet cozy bedroom. As you can see, I still haven’t gotten over my blue-green crush.
It was nice to tidy up my side table. Usually, it houses my laptop, Kindle, their chargers and other paraphernalia.
Sometimes a nice jewelry collection gathers here too.
What is this, you ask? Why, it is Boy’s artwork displayed on the wall opposite the bed. I love love looking at this wall and marveling at his handiwork every night. Ah, the bold strokes of childhood! It nicely reflects in the mirror too. I had to do some mean body contortions so that I don’t end up in the photo!
I love this room awash in the golden afternoon sun.
Mmm… time for a nap, I think.
Phew, that was a close call! I.shall.be.better.prepared.next.time.I.swear!
A special welcome to our new participants – Amanda Capelli and Dilon Kin, who by the way, is the first male blogger to join our little group.
Check out the other posts at these participating blogs.
As always, please leave your feedback, let me know what I could have done differently, and be sure to check out next month’s post on the concept ‘Order (Organization)‘.
And remember, it’s never too late to join in the fun! Click on the Photography Styling Challenge button in the sidebar if you’d like to take part in future challenges.
To recap, here are my entries from the previous months.
I am linking this up to parties at these awesome blogs.
- A Blossoming Life
- Skip To My Lou
- The Dedicated House
- Between Naps on the Porch
- Better With Age
- Home Stories A To Z
- My Uncommon Slice of Suburbia
- A Stroll Thru Life
- Cedar Hill Ranch
- Coastal Charm
- Elizabeth & Co
- House On The Way
- Savvy Southern Style
- The NY Melrose Family
- Not Just A Housewife
- 52 Mantels
- Domestic Superhero
- Living Well Spending Less
- Reasons To Skip The Housework
- Design Dining and Diapers
- The Shabby Nest
- French Country Cottage
- Common Ground
- Chic on a Shoestring Decorating
- My Romantic Home
- The Charm of Home
- Thirty Handmade Days
- Crafts a la Mode
- Love of Family and Home
- Tatertots and Jello
- Its Overflowing
- DIY Show Off
- Three Mango Seeds
- Nifty Thrifty Things
- By Stephanie Lynn