Remember a few weeks ago when I posted the interview with Danielle Guenther, the photographer who shoots hilarious photos of chaotic real life parenting scenarios? If you don’t remember, I’ll wait while you click the link and get up to speed.
Everyone back? Alright.
At the end of the interview, Danielle suggested a photo concept she wanted to shoot with my family. She said, “My favorite part of your work are the interviews you have with celebrities, while also juggling your children and home life. You stay so calm and focused. I’d love to see the chaos going on around you during an important interview.”
I thought that was a great idea so I talked to the guys at IKA (the production company that shoots the Mommy Show) and convinced a few of the crew members to come over with their equipment to stage a fake Mommy Show episode for the photo shoot.
Then, Danielle showed up at my apartment and assessed the situation.
“Can I shift this painting to the side?”
“Do you have a bunch of dress-up clothes and jewelry that I can throw everywhere? And maybe an Elsa doll to put upside down over the lamp?”
“Can Mike put on a pink feather boa, a tiara and red lipstick?”
“Do you have a celebrity hiding your bathroom that we can put on the couch?”
“Ummmmm… YES! As a matter of fact, I do!”
Wanna see the final product?
Because the images on my blog are too small to really see all the details and awesome facial expressions, click over to Danielle’s site to see the large high-res image. She calls it “Keepin’ It Reel”.
In reality, it’s not so different from what REALLY goes on in the Mommy Show.
Minus Mike in drag, of course. (Although, he has been known to wear a tiara from time to time.)
Thank you Danielle for this amazing picture! I will treasure it always. She is professional and kind and had so many awesome ideas and highly recommend hiring her to shoot your family in the most ridiculous scenario possible.
Thank you to Rachel Dratch’s son, Eli (that’s him in the top left of the picture), who happens to be friends with Mazzy, and probably the only reason I can email Rachel, make a totally weird request and she’s like— “uhhhh, okay, sure”.
BEST MOM FRIEND EVER.
And thank you to IKA for lugging all that equipment over and partnering with me in creating the Mommy Show. I am forever grateful.
For those of you who have never seen an episode of the Mommy Show and don’t understand what this is all about, here’s the episode where Rachel appeared as a guest.
You should also check out a few of my favorite episodes, like the one where Mazzy plays store with Julianne Moore, the one where Taye Diggs touches my toilet and the one where Jim Gaffigan glues a popsicle stick to my dining room table.
To see more from the fabulous Danielle Guenther, click here!
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