Monday, February 6, 2012

The Jed Wells Headshot Project: The End

January

February

March

April

May

June

July

August

September

October

November

December


This weekend my cousin and photographer Jed
Wells came over with his sweet brood to manger Slab and celebrate our adventure of shooting twelve head shots in twelve months! Chup interviewed us on camera, asking us the obvious question WHY ON EARTH DO YOU NEED TWELVE HEAD SHOTS IN ONE YEAR? Also we do a little behind the scenes narrative of each month's shot and declare our favorites. There are a couple cameos as well--including our adorable little accoutrements (in the form of babies, I mean) Erin and George.


Tomorrow I will post our final photo of the feat. Please dears, having this knowledge I hope you can sleep tonight.

Thanks Jed, you are a true artist. I am a lucky subject. Also, thanks for helping me like my face.

36 comments:

Cape Cod Washashore said...

I'm glad you're making your mark here on earth. :) And I confess watching this video your paternal swaying back and forth with those adorable babies got me swaying in my chair! And oh yeah... Jed Wells' photography rocks!

Megan, creativemommyhood.com said...

I was going to try to pick a favorite, but I most definitely can't! Love them all!

Marianne said...

I want to kiss that baby face! (Erin's, not yours!) Seriously, you make beautiful babies and Jed's photography has captivated me all year long. What a lucky girl you are!

J and R said...

This is great! I was living my life through your shoes in this video! You are doing an interview, the baby starts to fuss, you bounce and sway and answer questions, Chup steps in and you continue to bounce and sway for a while after he takes the baby. My life. I love it!

Mindy Gledhill said...

Sweet. Do you think you'll publish a naked picture calendar of Jed when the year is through? Just wondering.

mindy m. said...

The fur coat head shot! You just look so....sultry and the light, OH THE LIGHT!

Pony and Petey said...

Favorite is 3rd one down, left column = )

Harriet said...

Love the first and second-to-last the most, though picking favorites is akin to picking a favorite popsicle flavor-- no matter what you get, you're just happy you get one. :) thanks for sharing them with us!

Sparcam said...

Courtney you and Erin look awesome! I must add that Jed is HOT! Both of you keep up the great work! And, please, no naked photos of Jed...95% of hotness is in the mystery...right?? :)

Aiketa said...

Loved to hear some behind the scenes explanation. All the pictures are great! I wish I could do the same! :D
My favorites are: March, May, September, October and December.
As you can see, difficult to pick one.

Justin Hackworth said...

I like the one with the giant hat.

lora said...

third from the top on the right!
The lightening is beautiful!
oh,...and so are you ;)

Christina said...

April is my favorite. The simplicity is so beautiful.

Susan said...

That was fascinating! Jed is extremely talented and it was a really cool project. I loved hearing about some of the thinking that went into it.
Sue, NYC

Kierllyahn said...

My favorite headshot of you is April. It is simple, uncontrived, and natural. It is how I imagine you look in real life, on a regular basis...like a dedicated, hardworking, devout Mother. There is nothing prettier than that

Ang Campbell said...

My favs happen to be January, May and September :) But I loved waiting for each new month's pic to show up on your blog! It was a fun year :)

The Aviles Six Pack said...

I personally loved the picture with the rain behind you, it looks so magical... and the controversial picture with your baby, I don't think people understand the sacredness and holiness it takes to create a new life. It was an absolutely gorgeous tribute to motherhood. Good job to both of you! :)

Someone In Mind said...

This is hilarious. I totally watched the whole video and didn't notice how long it was until the end when she makes the comment about watching the whole thing. HA.

Kristin said...

May and June are my favorites. Thought it was interesting to hear the background stories.

Just Jaime said...

I love this idea! I'd love to try to do this for someone to increase my photography skills.

My favorite is February. Or April.

C Dawn's bucket said...

I have 2 favorites... The first one with you wearing a tie and the library in the background...and the wonderful one of you and baby Erin with the lit halo's.

Aimingforswanlike said...

My favourites are April - love the naturalness of it and November - love the 'hot mama-ness' of it :)

Beth Allen said...

I think my favorite is the madonna and child photo. it's pretty awesome. they are all beautiful, though.

Natasha said...

My favourite one is April. The simplicity of it makes it just beautiful.

alane said...

that one in the fur is marvelous...my favorite. But I do like your witch hat in your vlog. Makes me smile everytime I see it. Yes...

Mary said...

February, May, and June are my top 3.

This Girl loves to Talk said...

february, rain, fur

(after you said not to google cjane the other day I did. many people had negative comments on your head shot series personally I love it.. does that make me narcissitic too???)

Rebecca said...

I like May and October. I think it is that slight smile. Also I am a Catholic and in no way did I take offense to November! How could I? That is a lovely photo.

Whitney said...

March! You look beautiful and I love that dress!

Carrie said...

June and January And Erin is superb!

Cathy said...

JUNE is my very favorite. I LOVE them all, but especially love June.
You are beautiful girl!!
Blessings to you,
Cathy

Amelia said...

I think this is a wonderful idea. I went through pregnancy and postpartum this last year as well. How great it would have been to have a photographer help me to love my face through all of it.

Wan Family said...

C Jane, you are funny. I don't know why I think your vlogs are funny, but they are to me.

Thanks

Sandy said...

Well Courtney, another great vlog!! I so enjoyed your interaction with Jed...and the fam included. I had seen your head shots, but didn't know what they were all about and now I do. Thanks for sharing. I, too, love May...my birthday month, but such a gorgeous picture. Your eyes are a wonderful shade of blue. I, again, don't understand people that go on a rant about what others enjoy. November, definitely not offensive to me...just a sweet moment of serenity. Kudos to Jed and his wonderful talent.

Clancy and Katie Black said...

Thanks for posting, I enjoyed hearing the story behind the pictures, especially the rain one because I could never tell it was rain! It reminded me of old blue carpet from my house growing up and that was all I could see everytime. glad that got cleared up.

Emily Heizer Photography said...

Wait, are you serious? Is "Nie Nie" pronounced "Nye Nye"??? LOL Or were you being a dork again CJane? Telll the truuuuth! Isn't it Neee-Neee? Like stephaNIE?

That was so mean to confuse us all!