Sharing Behind the Scenes of a Group Photo Shoot

The Over40Collective photo shoot - behind the scenes | Not Dressed As Lamb

This week I’m sharing a couple of photos from behind the scenes of my group shoot with the Over40Collective,

the pro blogging group of 40+ style bloggers that are set to (cue deep voiceover man voice) take on the worrrrrrld…!

I spent a fabulous weekend with the other girls where we had fun and food, talking endlessly about business and pleasure, ending it with a group photo shoot – these are just a couple of the behind-the-scenes shots taken by the photographer’s assistant.

The final shots are going to be used on our website when we launch in the New Year – though trying to get seven women to all stop talking, pay attention and keep their eyes open all at the same time is a tall order… I have a feeling a little Photoshop to clone some eyes or mouths from another shot might be required.

So this is what I’m sharing this week – the company of good friends. What are you sharing this week and what interesting things have been happening where you are – do share in the comments!

The Over40Collective photo shoot - behind the scenes | Not Dressed As Lamb

L-R: Michelle, The Barefaced Chic | Michelle, Michelle Tyler | Not Dressed As Lamb | Lisa, The Sequinist | Liz, What Lizzy Loves | Nikki, Midlife Chic | Annette, Lady of Style

What I love about that top picture is actually the remnants of the day on the kitchen top at the bottom of the picture: Seven 40+ bloggers means a lot of mobile phones and glasses everywhere, plus the remains of all the demolished croissants. Such great memories.

These six women really are the highlight of my blogging career and each time we meet up it’s never long enough. I can’t wait to get the website officially launched – it’s been a lot of hard work and deliberation BUT it’s never felt like a chore and every single one of them makes all the hard work and lonesome times at home all worthwhile.

So all that’s left to say is… LET’S GET THIS [LINK UP] PARTY STARTED!!

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  1. 25 November 2016 / 9:54 pm

    Such a fun bunch. I can fully imagine how much fun you had. Great to have such a lovely bunch of friends. And co-workers really.

  2. 22 November 2016 / 10:06 am

    Oooh! This is so AWESOME!! The ladies, their style, and their generosity.

    I have so many questions….like, will this be a place for us to join as a member? Or will it be more like a place where we could go to receive services? I was looking at the website. I can't wait for the full launch–and all the benefits this 40+ community will gain in the new year.

    Thank you to a fabulous group of ladies! Kind of wish I was a European blogger right about now!!

    Thanks for this linkup Catherine. I try to focus my shares here with my Instagram account. I'd love to have more community over there as well as my blog, so thank you for the opportunity to share from my IG feed, @krembdelakremb.

    Love, Ann from Kremb de la Kremb

  3. 21 November 2016 / 12:00 am

    What an amazing group of women – we are going to learn so much from all of you!

  4. 20 November 2016 / 10:37 pm

    I love the over 40 collective. You guys are doing such amazing things, it's powerful! Yvadney x

  5. 20 November 2016 / 4:20 am

    great shares on all your sites and I cannot wait to see the new site. An over 40 collective is awesome. Maybe we need to try something similar here in Canada

  6. 19 November 2016 / 9:33 am

    This is so exciting! I feel like I want to join but I have 4/5 years to go yet! I'm currently in the 30s+ Bloggers! Lovely pics. X

  7. 19 November 2016 / 3:02 am

    So fun to see the photos of the seven of you! I can only imagine how difficult it was to get everyone to look where they were supposed to! 😉 And how wonderful that you are all good, supportive friends and business partners!

    Thanks for the link up & have a wonderful weekend!

    Andrea’s Wellness Notes

  8. 19 November 2016 / 2:48 am

    Really looking forward to this new chapter, Catherine, I'm always 110% behind anything that supports fabulous women of all ages and shapes.

  9. 18 November 2016 / 10:46 pm

    What a fabulous shot- I love it!!!

  10. 18 November 2016 / 9:04 pm

    What a fun time to be with other great women!!
    Have you told us what this website is? Did I miss it—or is it still a surprise?
    Either way, I can't wait to see what you guys put together!

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