Behind The Scenes / From The Workroom

Photo shoot Behind The Scenes

I had so much fun working on the Country Roads lookbook with my two incredibly sweet/talented/amazing friends Tania and Sydney that I thought it might be nice to share some of the behind the scenes photos!

It took me ages to find a good spot to shoot at. I really wanted something that looked very Virginia, but at the same time, that can be hard to find if you want it to be relatively uncrowded, and accessible. Finally I decided on one of our favourite family walking spots – an area next to a historic stone bridge in the Manassas Battlefield national park. It’s honestly stunning there, one of the most gorgeous places ever. I love the Manassas Battlefield! There were a tonne of other spots i would have loved to have used too, but they were only accessible after a mile hike – and that my dears, would have made things infinitely more difficult! hehe

Honestly, this photoshoot was so incredibly fun. One of the most enjoyable afternoons ever! After it was over we kinda just wanted to do another one again! It was a gorgeous sunny afternoon – but it was definitely cold! We had so much fun running back and forth to different photo spots, eating muffins and having girl talk. Afterwards we hopped into Syd’s car while she fed little Everett and looked at all the photos on my laptop. I love these girls, and I really feel so blessed that we were able to do this together. It was amazing. Just amazing.

I have to say, Tania was such a trooper. It was so cold, and she never complained once. Not once. She was such a pro, and so natural! Changed in my car (ah ha! the minivan has it’s uses! hehe), put up with me constantly rearranging her, and asking her to change into yet another pair of tights (because I’m so indecisive) and then stood in the cold looking gorgeous for hours. I was blown away.

And Sydney, my goodness – she is one super talented photographer! I was just in awe the whole time of how she would pick the perfect angle, the perfect light – and always get the perfect photo. She was amazing!  She brought her precious little baby boy Everett with, and i was lucky enough to get to push his little stroller all over and take lots of peeks at him sleeping. And then i stole cuddles. Because he’s crazy cute!

I hope you enjoyed our little behind the scenes look!! Thank you so so much Syd and Tania!! You girls are just the best, and I love you to bits! XOXO

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Meg is the Founder and Creative Director of Megan Nielsen Patterns, and is constantly dreaming up ideas for new sewing patterns and ways to make your sewing journey more enjoyable! She gets really excited about design details and is always trying to add way too many variations to our patterns.

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12 years ago

Sounds like a wonderful time! :) Thanks for sharing this backstage view with us.

12 years ago

What a wonderful day! I love seeing backstage views like this – thanks, Megan!

Claire Jain
12 years ago

Yay for the ladies being crafty! Those are some great photos :-)

12 years ago

I loved seeing these! And now you’re inspiring me to take a trip out to Manassas Battlefield! I used to do trail rides there when I was younger, but haven’t been in ages – what a quintessentially Virginia spot!

12 years ago

It looks like you had a great time!

what would a nerd wear
12 years ago

whoa sorry i’m so late getting to these! that’s what i get for abandoning the internet for two weeks…
it was SO much fun doing this with you and sydney, and i love seeing these photos! thanks for feeding me muffins, driving me a million miles back home, and fielding my series of random questions about religion. you are the best!