Foto Friday: Camera “Friend”ly Chickens

Whenever I run into one of the 5 people that actually read our blog, everyone always seems to comment that they love Mary-Hall’s recipes and DIY projects and my chicken posts.  At a wedding a few weeks ago, one of Keith’s co-workers said, “please do another chicken post soon!” So to comply with that tidbit of free “market research,” I figured it was high time for another chicken post, since I haven’t done one since Sylvia died.  And it’s perfect timing too since we’ve been talking about the Not Wedding Dinner Party Styled shoot all week…

All the vendors absolutely cracked up when they found about the chickens and the coop and then became sort of obsessed with them.  We even incorporated the ladies into several of the shots…lured into doing pretty much anything with the help of a few dried worms.  Since the ladies have already had their portraits painted, and won a photo contest, it seemed only logical that being included in a high-fashion, wedding-themed, professional-level photo shoot was the next progression in their path to fame and fortune.  Our friend Hannah snapped some amazing photos that I thought I’d share with you here.  So just scroll away and check out the captions.

Louisa is our jumper...nothing is out of her reach.  She was determined to get to that jar of worms and Hannah's expert timing caught this great shot of her mid-air.

Photo Credit: Hannah Elaine Photography  – Louisa is our jumper…nothing is out of her reach. She was determined to get to that jar of worms and Hannah’s expert timing caught this great shot of her mid-air.

Welcome to our humble abode.

Photo Credit: Hannah Elaine Photography – Welcome to our humble abode.

Louisa was so curious about what was going on....

Photo Credit: Hannah Elaine Photography – Jane was so curious about what was going on….

...but Lousia was confused because everyone knows flowers don't grow in jars.

Photo Credit: Hannah Elaine Photography – …but Louisa was confused because everyone knows flowers don’t grow in jars.

Nothing sells bridesmaid dresses quite like a chicken themed ad....right?

Photo Credit: Hannah Elaine Photography – Erin, Keely and I “clucking away” in front of the coop while the girls forage for treats.

"You really have such a lovely home!  Thanks for inviting us over!"

Photo Credit Hannah Elaine Photography – “You really have such a lovely home! Thanks for inviting us over!”

Jane is jealous that she doesn't get a pretty frock to flaunt.

Photo Credit: Hannah Elaine Photography – Jane is jealous that she doesn’t get a pretty frock to flaunt.

Enjoying a quiet snack together.

Photo Credit: Hannah Elaine Photography – Enjoying a quiet snack together.

The dresses were "you break it, you buy it" which proved not conducive to chicken holding.

Photo Credit: Hannah Elaine Photography – The dresses were “you break it, you buy it” which proved not conducive to chicken holding.

Holding a chicken in a beautiful dress.  The irony was just too much.

Photo Credit: Hannah Elaine Photography – Holding a chicken in a beautiful dress. The silliness of it all was just too much.

...aaaaaaand......i'm outta here!

Photo Credit: Hannah Elaine Photography – …aaaaaaand……i’m outta here!

Beverly wasn't down with sitting at the table, either.

Photo Credit: Hannah Elaine Photography – Beverly wasn’t down with sitting at the table, either…

but she let us get this one final "family portrait."

Photo Credit: Hannah Elaine Photography – …but she let us get this one final “family portrait.”

Photo Credit: Julee Duwe Roark - Lousia is always on a mission with a story to tell...

Photo Credit: Julee Duwe Roark – Lousia is always on a mission with a story to tell…

The girls have also never met a stranger and love it when people stop by to see them which is a good thing because it seems to happen frequently.  But when it comes to holding still for a picture, Beverly is the most patient with those not used to holding hens.  Plus, she’s just so fluffy and yellow that it’s quite adorable.  My favorite quote of all time is when a business contact of mine said, in the most serious tone ever, “Do you think Beverly Clucky KNOWS she’s the prettiest of all the chickens?”  So here you go, just for fun, a few additional pictures of Beverly with the friends she’s made along the way.  Oh, and one of Louisa, just for good measure.

Elaine of "Events by Elaine" noted it was her first time having chickens as event props and decor.

Photo Credit: Hannah Elaine Photography – Elaine of “Events by Elaine” noted it was her first time having chickens as event props and decor.

Keely wasn't so sure at first, but Beverly won her over.

Photo Credit: Hannah Elaine Photography – Keely wasn’t so sure at first, but Beverly won her over.

Hayley (Make Up Artist) posted this pic of her and Louisa to Instagram....Lousia wasn't feeling snuggly.

Photo Credit: Reuben Bidez – Hayley (Make Up Artist) posted this pic of her and Louisa to Instagram….Lousia wasn’t feeling it and jumped down shortly thereafter.

Reuben, the bartender behind "Peace In The Valley" clearly picked the wrong girl to snuggle with.  Love the live action shot as Louisa gets away, and how calmly Bevery looks on in the background.

Photo Credit: Hayley Bidez – Reuben, the bartender behind “Peace In The Valley” clearly picked the wrong girl to snuggle with. Love the live action shot as Louisa gets away, and how calmly Bevery looks on in the background.

My boss Kelly and her nephew Will came by a few weeks ago to see the chickens.  Will thought they were cool to watch, but when asked if he wanted to hold one, he wrinkled his nose and said, "Mmmmmm, no tanks."

I snapped this sweet moment on film when my boss Kelly and her nephew Will came by a few weeks ago to see the chickens. Will thought they were cool to watch, but when asked if he wanted to hold one, he wrinkled his nose and said, “Mmmmmm, no tanks.”

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3 responses to “Foto Friday: Camera “Friend”ly Chickens”

  1. Barbara Daniel says :

    Love these pics and the story! And you can’t blame Beverly for being just a little vain – she must have heard Clairol advertising that “blondes have more fun.”

  2. thewickedchicken says :

    What a great idea, love the flowers in the pot shot and all those dresses! It almost makes me want to get married again just so I can incorporate my flock in the pictures. Maybe we could renew our vows…. And I love that coop and will now be suffering greatly from coop envy.

    • bethanybordeaux says :

      Thanks so much! I know, I wish we’d had chickens when we got married! Out photographer and set designer did an amazing job on the party concept!

      And yes, we have absolutely loved our coop. I highly recommend The Garden Coop plan. You can find links to their site on several of my blogs! We love them! And the coop was super easy to build.

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