Sorry, I haven't written a new blog post lately.
My summer has been STUFFED with
all kinds of new projects
I am excited to share with you...so YOU can try them, too.
First are these wildflower portraits.
Aren't they BEAUTIFUL???
The truth is...they are composites!
The baby wasn't really in the basket.
We have an amazing walking path near my house that is
overflowing with a colorful array of wildflowers.
I ride my bike on the path every morning and was dying
to photograph children in the wildflowers, but it's way too difficult
to haul my props and the toddlers that far onto the walking path.
Soooo...I came up with the idea of photographing the
props and adding the babies in Photoshop!
Yes, I looked silly with this big pink bassinet propped on my
As I was sitting in the wildflowers photographing the bassinet,
a woman approached me and kindly asked, "What are you doing???"
Ha ha!! THIS is what I was photographing:
And another day, I hauled this basket on my bike:
The path also winds past our Community Gardens.
It's four long rows of endless color and Summer produce and flowers.
Another day, I hauled an old wash tub on my bike handles
to the Community gardens
and added a cute baby later in Photoshop!
I simply extracted adorable Allie out of this next photo and
plopped her into the fun wash tub.
If you don't know how to do this, there are numerous
tutorials online to show you how to move objects from
one photo to another. That's how I learned how to do it.
Of course, I didn't want to haul my bubble machine
on my bicycle...so I added bubble overlays I bought from
I always run an action after I add the babies
to meld the colors together and make it look like the baby belongs in the photo.
To add some hazy sun,
Check out my free Haze Overlays.
Because I feel so fortunate to live near such summer splendor,
I am sharing my basket, bassinet and washtub originals
so you can try this with your own babies and toddlers.
You can also use the photo above of baby Allie for practice.
These are all free for you to use without any need to courtesy me
(Unless you want to... : )