Using vintage props in a photo shoot is not a new idea but it is always a good idea, in my opinion. When my sister-in-law asked me if she could use our fantastic French ticking settee for my niece’s first birthday shoot, of course I was on board! Normally we just admire this petite piece of furniture and finally it was called into duty.
To execute the vision we needed to scout locations, sort through props, try on hair flair and arrange outfit changes for the model, as well as, a nap. Such a diva! Fortunately Hadley was pretty agreeable to the arrangements we made and signed off on the whole “first birthday photo shoot” deal.
She’s pretty much a natural at working the camera and the vintage.
We warmed up with a portrait shoot using the driftwood inspired wall as a back drop and a hot pink slipper chair – another vintage find that I knew I was saving for a special reason. While the vintage pieces play a nice supporting part in these photos, I think it’s clear who steals the show!
When you have a vintage Pedigree pram, it only seems appropriate to pose the baby and doting parents with it, right? But the faux fur stole completes the look.
It’s a tough call but my favorite are the photos with the settee and that adorable one year old…
Happy Mother’s Day to all of the moms out there. I hope you have a fantastic weekend with your babies.