Let me start this blog post by stating...I'm POOPED!
Yesterday, I photographed SIX children including an
adorable one-week-old baby boy...WHEW!
Would you believe the baby and 3-year-old Isabella
in the middle are aunt and uncle to the four older kids?
Uncle Tristan was soooo precious!
His mama crocheted his camouflage blanket with his name,
so I wanted to include it in the portrait.
Her friend crocheted the little nesting outfit and hero hat.
I came up with this canopy idea and made the canopy
for this shoot.
But, teensy Tristan would not fall asleep. This is the best
I could do with five other kids running around me.
I set up my three photo stations for Isabella
starting with my white background board in my garage.
See this blog post to learn more about my make-shift studio.
Three-year-olds usually LOVE to pose!!!
I just let them be silly, goofy and FUN while I snap away.
I found that adorable dress at a thrift store for $3 and
added the marabou trim around the bottom and made
a matching hair pretty.
A very easy and inexpensive yet ADORABLE dress!
I like to give kids something to hold and interact with....
thus the pink purse. (Thrift store find...$1.)
Of course, I had to throw in some bokeh.
I offer a ton of my free bokeh including this adorable pink
that you can use in your photos...
To learn how to add the bokeh
You add the fake wallpaper the same way.
Next, I moved Isabella outside in her fancy dress.
I always get a few close-ups...
And, they are often my favorites!
Onto the third station and a new outfit...
a vintage dress from a thrift store with
a vintage rocking horse I found for $4 at the thrift store.
I LOVE THRIFT STORES!
But, as usual...she was getting tired and bored by this
So I took a few with her nieces.
It was a long, exhausting....FULFILLING photo shoot.
I enjoy sharing my blog posts on other photography blogs.
These blogs bring together other women who love photography as much as I do.
I learn so much from these women and love their photography.
Last week, I submitted this post on Happily Mother After's
Oh Snap!shot of the Week.
I was so excited to learn that Lauren selected
the photo above with the pink bokeh as her favorite and
awarded me this badge:
And best wishes for your upcoming baby girl!
Check out these other fun photography blogs.
I learn so much from them: