Civil War Photo Shoot

Well, winter has come with a vengeance here on the farm! We’ve had several feet of snow dumped on us and the National Weather Service has been issuing snow warnings. Today the power kept winking out so frequently that Marcus and I took to wearing our headlamps around the house! The good news is we’re used to this type of weather in New York and know how to prepare for it. The cows are all snug in the barn, the young calves all have their calf coats on (you can see one of our babies with a coat on here), and we have a generator in case the power stays off for more than a minute. Of course it’s still a frigid job working outside, but our cows come first!

Three weeks ago, before we got all the snow, I was able to go see Emily and visit with Uncle Pooge who was here from California! While I was there we braved the cold and rainy weather (albeit it wasn’t a snowstorm) and did a Civil War photo shoot in her backyard. Her awesome little sister Haley joined us and we had a great time. Em even trusted me with the camera for some of them!

Here are a couple of my favorite pics from the shoot; you can see the rest (including bloopers) on Emily’s blog.

(photo by Emily)
(photo by Emily)
isn't Haley adorable?!  (photo by me)
isn’t Haley adorable?!
(photo by me)
(photo by Emily)
(photo by Emily)
Emily in her lovely new dress (photo by me)
Emily in her lovely new dress
(photo by me)
I told Haley to pretend she was "Laura Ingalls carrying her books and running because she was late for school" (photo by me)
I told Haley to pretend she was “Laura Ingalls carrying her books and running because she was late for school”
(photo by me)
(photo by Emily)
(photo by Emily)
(photo by me)
(photo by me)
Haley (photo by me)
Haley
(photo by me)
Inspired by my Art Alive Tableau  (photo by Emily)
Inspired by my Art Alive Tableau
(photo by Emily)
(photo by Emily)
(photo by Emily)
I think Em looks like she's from a Fairy Tale, perhaps Snow White? (photo by me)
I think Em looks like she’s from a Fairy Tale, perhaps Snow White?
(photo by me)
three silly girls (photo by Mrs. Putzke)
three silly girls
(photo by Mrs. Putzke)        
I told Haley to pretend she was a "poor, cold, starving orphan" and this is what she came up with  (photo by me)
I told Haley to pretend she was a “poor, cold, starving orphan” and this is what she came up with
(photo by me)

 

Which ones are your favorites? I hope you are all staying warm and enjoying this advent season!

Love,

The Farming Daughter

 

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7 thoughts on “Civil War Photo Shoot

  1. Absolutely beautiful! I love the one of you next to the tree with your book, the black and white one. You three are just beautiful, nicely done!

  2. As a historian — I’m struck by how authentic these photos look. Both blogs are really impressive. No intrusions of airplanes or automobiles to disconnect the viewer from the Civil War period. I think I like the “pensives” best — they suit the drizzly day, so well. And, I’m glad you showed both the color and B/W” “looks.” It sems like you three had lots of fun, too. Where did the “shoot” take place?

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