I'm having fun with our little bit of snow on the ground.
This week, I had the pleasure of photographing
and she was extremely cooperative
even in the COLD!
I love photographing little girls
this age. They usually enjoy
I look for vintage or unusual
children's coats and hats at
thrift stores and buy them for a few dollars.
I especially love PINK and
anything with fake fur!
Of course, I had to add a snow background to at
least ONE of the portraits.
Once inside, we played dress-up again.
With children this age, I work quickly
to get some posed shots
I instructed Olivia to lift her leg
like a ballerina,
and she was into posing.
Oh, yah...that wicker chair is
from a thrift store...5-bucks!
Did I tell you I LOVE
searching for photo props
at thrift stores????
I love her little toes curled under
in this shot:
I work quickly because very soon,
children lose interest.
They get bored or tired.
That's when I bring out the toys!
Not just any toy...toys that will look
good in that shoot.
In this case, I set out an
antique baby buggy I found
at a thrift store for just $12.
Then, I told Olivia it was her
I acted like I was fixing my camera
pretty much ignoring her...
until she started to play.
She was oblivious to the camera
and began to sing at the top of her lungs.
She swung her leg out in time with the song...
I sat unobtrusively, at a distance...
Some of my best photos
are captured while the child plays.
If you like the vintage look,
try adding these aged paper textures.
I add them in layers in Photoshop Elements
then erase the texture from the child.
Here's a great website called Lost & Taken
where you can get
When she got bored with just the
buggy, I added another doll
and a stool.
Enjoy capturing the
They may end up being your favorites!
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