So you may have seen one of my recent posts (read here) where I got to chat with the lovely Pippa of the new fun new kids pyjamas and bed linens line, Panda & Ping, which was launched only last week.
And as I mentioned in the post, we were invited along to their day of filming and my two girls were asked to be models!
Holly was uber excited by this, I went into ‘extremely proud mummy’ mode and Ella really didn’t have a clue what was going on!
We arrived at the location and the kids all got to run around, meeting one another and playing with a whole host of toys to keep them busy and occupied, whist Pippa helped the photographer and stylist with organising each of the shots and grabbing props left right and centre.
Then of course, there were other mum’s who were accompanying their super cute little models too – who it was lovely to chat to over a lovely warm cup of tea.
The first shots were to be taken outside. So we dressed the children in their fun and fabulous pyjamas, popped on their coats and then wrapped them up a little more in the snuggly panda and ping blankets too.
At first it took a little while for the kids to warm up – in both senses of the word. Firstly it was a pretty brisk autumnal day and they got cold ever so quickly, but also, because they were all a little camera shy and hesitant. But, with the odd bride of chocolate, sweets and flapjacks, they soon got into the mood.
All except Ella that was. Unfortunately she had woken rather early that morning, and she was grumpy, grouchy, clingy and very ready for her bed!
Luckily, the location was close to our home so I was able to call my husband to come and get her.
So, with the remaining children, there was lots of fun to be had running through the woodland trees, hunting for acorns and the biggest sticks they could find, swinging on rope swings, and playing in teepees.
Once the photographer had clinched the shots she was after, it was time to go inside.
Which was perfect timing as the little ones (and us mumies) were getting a little chilly.
So next up it was the indoor shoot.
This was Holly’s favourite bit as it meant lots and lots of something she is very good at.
Jumping up and down on a bed!
We had such a lovely morning, totally different and so amazing to catch up with Pippa and help her in her new business.
This was our day behind the scenes of the Panda and Ping photo shoot in pictures….