Erica recently had the pleasure of photographing some little cuties through a promotion at Janie and Jack. Back to back 20 minute sessions for the whole day aren’t what we are used to doing, but it was a great time … Continue reading →
We have decided that the month of March is for balloons!
We are determined to use a balloon, or many balloons, in each of our March photography sessions. We can’t wait to share all of our exciting ideas and fun balloons with our clients. We plan to give balloons to babies, children, high school seniors, adults, brides, families, and everyone else! Oh man, this is going to be so much fun!
Since we haven’t taken any balloon photos yet, here are a few ideas we found on Pinterest.
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We can’t wait to share our own balloon images with you!
We still have a few March sessions available. All you have to do is schedule an appointment and show up with a smile!
We are constantly looking for, buying, creating, and using props in our photography studio.
Recently, we photographed handsome Leland Oesterling in this comfy basket during his 3 Month session.
Leland is no stranger to this awesome basket. He was photographed in it as a newborn also.
This basket is one of our favorite baby props. We enjoy the versatility offered by it. We have photographed other babies in the basket also and we manage to get a fresh new image every time it is used.
Our basket is just one of the many, many props we have in our studio. We strive to always keep useful, photo-perfect props on hand to ensure we always create a one-of-a-kind image.
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.
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!