Gingerbreads and Museums and a new Cousin

This has been a busy and fun weekend. Yesterday the kids decorated gingerbread houses and vulcanos with Moster. As you can see from the pictures they turned out really well. It is Super Mario who is sticking out of Elliot’s vulcano in case you are wondering. Elliot  tipped the board over as he was posing for the picture and Shawn dove in for a master save which I unfortunately didn’t get a picture of, but no harm was done to the vulcano. Today at the museum the kids had lots of fun exploring all the old stuff and after eating our lunch we continued on to the hospital to visit Sienna’s and Elliot’s brand new cute little cousin, who was born early in the morning. Congratulations once again to my brother and his family.

My New Favourite Location

Before a photo shoot I always ask my clients about the lighting conditions at their home. When they say “I think there is a fair amount of light here”, I can pretty much count on the fact that I am going to be challenged and that we are going to be quite far from having ample and good lighting conditions. This was also the case with my most recent client – a family of five. It was a nice and charming family living in a nice and charming house situated just north of Copenhagen, but there was no way I was ever going to make any magic happen with my camera at that location.

Thankfully the sun was shining and the kids were all teenagers that could take directions, so I made everyone go to an Open Air Museum just 2 minutes away from their house. The Open Air Museum is one of the largest and oldest in the world and it is spread across 86 acres of land and houses more than 50 farms, mills and houses from the period 1650-1950. The museum tells the story about the rural population of earlier times and tucked away in the back of the museum there is a very simple an old little barn house (or something along those lines… probably a garage like it would have looked in the 1800) which is made from really old wood. This particular spot is officially my new favourite photo shoot location in the world (or in Copenhagen at least). The light is cast ind the most amazing way. It doesn’t matter which way you turn, you are guaranteed great lighting and a great backdrop. I LOVE IT!

So naturally I had to pull my own family out to this spectacular location the other day. Sienna was heavily bribed and she performed like a dream and looked ever so cute frame after frame. Elliot had an agenda of his own and was most certainly not cooperative. Unfortunately that seems to be somewhat of a reoccurring problem with this young man, but at least he hadn’t decorated himself heavily with snot and crusties and other goodies all over his face (for which I was thankful).

Well, enough chit chatting for now. As you can see, I did manage to get a few good ones of the little mr. Ramsey too. After picture taking it was time to sit down in the sun and enjoy some freshly baked brownies.

Sienna and Elliot at the Open Air Museum
Sienna and Elliot at the Open Air Museum

Enjoying some homemade brownies in the unbelievably nice fall weather
Enjoying some homemade brownies in the unbelievably nice fall weather