The Prego Shoot

Pregnancy Shoot B Edits-14 SJayTayBay had been really eager to take some time before the little guy came along and do a little prego photo shoot together.  After Karl Lagerfeld refused to return my calls and emails I went to the next best photographer I know, our great friend Lucas.  I’ve mentioned that Lucas is a fantastic photographer and someone we feel very comfortable with so we were really lucky that he was willing to drive down from SB to spend the afternoon with us taking these shots. We took most of the photos at the Casita Del Arroyo in Pasadena which proved to be a great spot and a neat little location tucked away under the Colorado Street bridge.  Surprisingly the shoot was a lot of fun and a nice memory to have of this period and I’d highly recommend anyone pregnant consider doing something similar.  Many thanks again to Lucas for doing such an amazing job!

365 Days

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With baby Bear Butcher nearly here, SJayTayBay and I have tried to think of fun and creative ways to document the little guy beyond just instagram posts.  Given that, we recently decided to take advantage of the sweet Fujifilm camera that SJayTayBay got me for my birthday and embark on a 365 day challenge together in which we’ll take a snap every day for his first year of life.

In 2014 I did something similar as a means to work on photography skills and make better use of my DSLR.  It was a challenge to come up with a subject everyday and to take the photos on my own but the end result (see below) made it entirely worth while.

365 Slideshow from Brandon Butcher on Vimeo.

What’s fun about this challenge is that SJayTayBay and I will be doing this together and we’ll have a more than willing subject, or at least a subject that can’t get away.  This will also be a fun way of continuing to try and get better at taking pictures without the luxury of a digital camera in which you can just snap away without a cost per photo.

If you enjoyed my 365 day challenge montage be sure to check out the one Lucas did a few years before me which was what motivated me to take on the task.

My 2011 in Photos from Luke on Vimeo.

Lastly, if you’re at all intrigued by daily challenges like this, make sure to check out Casey Neistat’s daily vlog on youtube.  It’s addicting, enjoyable, motivating, and a great little treat to throw into your morning coffee and oatmeal routine.