Thursday, May 9, 2013

*NEW series* the Guy behind the camera: vol. 1


i am super excited about this brand new feature that we have rocking on the blog today! today i introduce to you The Guy Behind the Camera (five of them today actually!), a series where some of my friends and your favorite bloggers are bragging on the men in their lives who are more than instrumental when it comes to those dang outfit posts. without these guys behind the cameras, i am sure we would all agree, we would not have the blogs that we have today without them. this is one small way we can give them the applause and the credit that they deserve! 

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signe and chad hugghins of Signeroo.

Chad is my ginger, freckled, mountain man of a husband. He is the most patient, supportive and loving guy, and for that I am super grateful. Especially at nine in the morning when I'm not in the best of moods and am barking orders from in front of the camera. "Really? That light is terrible! No way, Chad!" Poor guy. But that's just sometimes. Give me a diet dr pepper and i'm all smiles and rainbows. He is such a trooper, and I'm one lucky gal. We take photos {almost} every morning...so you could say he has earned himself a few rather large Christmas, birthday and "just because" presents this year. This is such a fun way to give him a little love, because he is the one working hard and clicking away behind the lens! 


jordyn and brent of the pretty lovely blog.

Pretty Lovely is my personal style blog that would be a WHOLE lot harder to maintain if it wasn't for Brent! He is a lifesaver when it comes to taking my outfit pictures. He pretty much knows what days we will be taking pictures, even though it is completely random. It has come to the point where he checks my blog every day and tells me I need to post more. That boy keeps me on my toes and I am completely thankful for him and everything that he does for me and for Pretty Lovely. He's pretty much the best. 


dawnelle and jonathan of Just Dawnelle

Oh taking pictures... When we first started with the pictures it took lots and lots of begging and explaining and more begging to get Jonathan to take a few pictures. (We only take photos once a week.) He took approximately five pictures and was done. Taking style photos is not easy nor is it incredibly comfortable for those not accustom to it. I think however that he was more uncomfortable than I was. Now though, we've got it down. He does a fabulous job, gets totally into it, and brags about his skills regularly. I love it.


katie and zack of Katie Did What.

Katie Did What is my space where I share my thoughts, my life, my fashion, my loves and my heart. You’ll find me writing about my husband, Zack (who happens to have his own blog - check it out HERE!) often because he really is my better half. He is the funniest, sweetest, most easy-going and fun guy that I know, and I’m the luckiest to be able to call him my own. Plus, I don’t even have to ask him to take my pictures anymore. Now that’s love. ;) 


lindsay and chris wilkins of Hello Hue.

 For the first 50 outfit shoots, it took some teeth pulling to get Chris to take my pictures. But he's slowly started to take charge and he'll even pick locations, tell my when I'm standing goofy and get lots of different angles. He teases me about it, which helps, because who wants to take themselves too seriously as a style blogger?! 

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the inspiration behind this series comes from my own guy behind the camera - my husband, my best friend, Ryan who is so gracious and loving to take my pictures whenever necessary. he is always so kind and patient with me and i know i could not do any of this without him and his support. btw he was even such a good sport when Lulu*s asked us to do some couple outfit posts earlier this year. i am beyond blessed to have Ryan as the guy behind my camera - love you, babe! 

*the original Guy Behind the Camera series was started by my friend, Tieka of Selective Potential who was so kind to pass the baton. and because of the overwhelming response (in a good way!) in participation i received, we will be having another volume in the next few weeks. be on the look out!*

much love.
{happy friday, friend.}

31 comments:

  1. What a sweet idea! They all deserve a BIG thank you! :)

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  2. so cuuute! love this little new series :)

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  3. What a cute idea for a series! Love it!

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  4. This is such a cute post :) I have a feeling that 99% of all bloggers have their husbands as their camera-man! :p

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  5. LOVE THIS SERIES!!! our men definitely need some recognition hehe!!

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  6. Yes and yes. So fun. I need to turn the camera in my man!

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  7. Love this series, and thanks so much for having me (and my man)!! :)

    xo

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  8. This is such a great post. If it wasn't for the men behind our cameras, we wouldn't have a blog! They definitely need some recognition :) Thanks for being so thoughtful. I'm so proud of my husband for taking our blog pictures... he is definitely more talented and artistic than I gave him credit for!

    Christy
    Sunnywithasideof...

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  9. Thanks so much for having Brent and I! I love this!

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  10. This. This is awesome.

    xo,
    RN

    www.rachelnicoleblog.com

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  11. Huge applause to all these men! I always joke it's not easy being married to a blogger, but a fashion blogger? It takes couplehood to a whole new level!

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  12. This is so cute! My hubby also takes my photos so its fun to see other bloggers who have equally supportive and loving sidekicks to take their photos!!

    xo, Courtney
    shabbyloveschic.com

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  13. that's a great idea!! I enjoyed reading through the different experiences. I don't have a man yet but I hope that when I have, he will be happy to take my pictures :)
    Georgie :)

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  14. Aww, yay! It's so fun to see this idea back up and running!! You did a great job with the first volume! xo

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  15. what a great idea! my husband definitely doesn't get the recognition he deserves for being my photographer :)

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  16. AWWW what a cute post! I know once Steve and I are married I'm going to be asking him every day to take a picture of my outfit(s) instead of using my tripod :P

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  17. I most definitely would not have my blog without my husband, the man behind the camera for me. All these guys deserve lots of props and thanks! :)

    xo, Yi-chia
    Always Maylee

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  18. I love that this feature is living on through your blog! I used to love when Tieka ran this series and I'm even happier that you are taking on the reigns with continuing the spirit of these posts. So great to read about all the support and encouragement behind the scenes of other blogs. Can't wait for the next post in this series to come out!

    xo,
    katrina
    thedemuremuse.com

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  19. This was great Ilene! Thanks for sharing this, totally fun!! I loved reading about all the ladies and their guys! :)

    xo,
    Shio

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  20. Such a great series! It totally warms my heart to think of all the great guys behind the sassy gals we visit every day, and the shout out is awesome.

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  21. I absolutely LOVE this series. It's so sweet and thoughtful! I know personally my blog would not exist without my husband. From building my site from the ground up, to taking photos, to dreaming up and working on projects, he's the genius behind my blog!

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  22. How FUN to get to know the guy behind the camera!! LOVE this series, what a great idea! ♥

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  23. This is so cute, and thoughtful!I love it!:)

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