I've been impatiently awaiting my grand niece Fiona's
That's because I wanted to photograph her with a white
background, cake and pink balloon.
I photographed these in my make-shift studio I set up
in the garage to capture AWESOME light!
I wrote this blog post about it if you want to try this
easy studio idea.
I was a bit worried because the day we took these it was cloudy
and threatening rain.
Since we took these at the front edge of the garage,
my camera and I were getting a few sprinkles.
While editing, I threw in some vintage wallpaper...
an editing technique I LOVE!
I tell more about adding Magic Wallpaper in
These portraits with the added wallpaper are my favorite.
I also tried a pretty bokeh background
Whenever I photograph babies or toddlers,
I set up three photo stations.
I plan this out before the baby arrives,
setting up props, selecting clothing and hair accessories.
I found that turquoise wash tub at a thrift store
and was excited to use it with the matching quilted pillow shams hanging on
the fence...yep, all from thrift stores!
Fiona was still in a smiley mood...YES!
But as with every baby/toddler shoot...by the third
station...they get tired.
I thought she looked like a little cherub in this next photo...
So I added some angel wings!
Those were the only two photos I captured
before she was off the chair...
And, finally melting down...
essentially saying, "Aunt Jill, that's ENOUGH!"
I hope you can use some of these techniques in
your own photography and it doesn't have
to be a special birthday.
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