Little Fashionista

About two weeks ago, a little girl named Shadelyn came walking into our studio with her mother and five photo perfect outfits.  We couldn’t have picked out better outfits if we had tried ourselves.  Continue reading to pick up some tips from adorable little Shadelyn.  Also, be sure to ‘Like” us on Facebook, to get our Weekly Wednesday What-To-Wear posts!

This is a very classy look. The pieces are very traditional with the addition of some modern ruffles. The classic black tights and flats make Shadelyn look like a little lady.

Shadelyn, like all little girls, looks pretty in pink. This outfit is reflective of everyday wear. The top and paints are simple without a lot of words to distract from Shadelyn’s smile. The fun socks, boots, and hair bow show how much fun it is to be a little girl.

This outfit is fantastic! Shadelyn’s yellow tights look great paired with her striped dress. The blue jean jacket seems to continue to stand the test of time. The boots…well, who doesn’t wish they could pull off the galosh look everyday.

The leopard print vest is bold, but not too bold. The pink hair bow brings a subtle burst of color to the look. These things paired with comfy jeans and shoes make for a sassy looking 2 year old.

The bold colors in this fun sweater look nice with these solid colored pants, against this neutral backdrop.

Not only did Shadelyn and her mother bring perfect outfits, they also brought super fun shoes!

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Happy Birthday Girls

We recently had the pleasure of photographing two adorable 1 year old little ladies.  These girls have been ESP clients since they were newborns!  Talk about loyal customers!  Their mothers took advantage of our baby plan.  We even had the pleasure of capturing maternity images of their beautiful Mommy’s before they were born.

 

To help celebrate this amazing time in their life’s, we got these precious girls birthday cakes for their 1 Year photo shoots.  I bet you can imagine what happened, but just in case you can’t…

It has truly been a pleasure watching these darlings grow up.  We hope to continue as their photographer for many more years to come.

Happy Birthday Girls!

Gianna’s First Year

  

Skyler’s First Year

    

January Prop Project: Wooden crate

We are always in search of interesting new props for our photo sessions.  Recently, we spotted some wooden crates that had been painted to look sort of rustic.  The crates were being used in Newborn sessions.  Amazingly, we just happened to have a spare unpainted wooden crate lying around.  Viola!  Just like that, inspiration was born!  We were going to make our own version.

Here’s what we did…

Before we start, it should be noted the following images are of two different crates that were completed using the exact same process.

First, the wooden crate had to be sanded.  This was a very important and time consuming step.  We didn’t want uneven surfaces to snag our baby.

 After sanding, we painted the crate brown using 2 coats of a semi-gloss paint.

Once the brown paint had thoroughly dried, we haphazardly painted the box with a red semi-gloss paint.  The key here was to lightly brush the paint on, while at the same time allowing for some more concentrated brush strokes occasionally.

When the red paint had dried, it seemed we needed to tone down the red a little.  We used a mixture of water and brown paint to lightly glaze the entire crate.  Almost immediately after applying the “glaze”, we lightly wiped it off with paper towel, leaving just a tint of brown on top of the red.

After the crate was completly dry, we put a baby in it!

Baby Matthew Burke really seemed to enjoy it.