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.
We are off to a quiet start to the week which is much needed after this weekend. It consisted of a lot of fall festivities with friends and family plus a photoshoot, a milk paint demo, a girls night out, a Halloween party & parade and a baby shower. Well now that doesn’t look like that much listed here but I can assure it was and I’m beat so let me just tell you all about our photoshoot on Friday.
Earlier this year I met Philadelphia wedding photographers Cathie and Al from BG Productions. We chatted about our mutual love for all things vintage and repurposed as they dig that style too. Then I started following their fun and active facebook page where Cathie posts lots of gorgeous wedding and family pictures. I love her shooting and editing styling. She captures a certain mood and depth in the colors. That is the best way I can describe it.
When they posted a contest for a Mess the Dress session, I was all in! I particularly like the fact that BG Productions calls it Mess the Dress as opposed to Trash the Dress because I really don’t want to trash it, tear it, paint it, burn it or do anything crazy to it. I love my wedding dress and look for opportunities to wear it again like, say, out canoeing.
Or fishing with my husband.
Hiking past a covered bridge.
Or people watching in the park.
Cathie and Al nailed our Mess the Dress session and they are fun to work with! We’ll certainly treasure these along with our actual wedding photos. That concludes our year of posing for professional photos as a couple which began last fall with our engagement shoot. Now we just have to get around to creatively framing and displaying our multitude of photos. I wonder how many pictures of yourself is too many to have in your own house?
Hey everyone! I hope you and your family have a great weekend celebrating Easter & Passover.
I’d love to share some timely photos with you from Mandy Keep Photography‘s photo shoot at our Brick & Mortar a few weeks ago. Mandy specializes in family photography. Check out these cutie pies in their spring best…
Yes, that is the real Easter bunny who joined us!
Mandy did a phenomenal job and raised $820 for Multiple Sclerosis research! We’re so fortunate to have hosted the event with her. The funds have been donated in honor of our MS Bike ride team – Team Recanize. We’re still recruiting riders if you want to join us on our City to Shore Bike Ride in September…
Mandy Keep Photography hosts charity photo shoots regularly. Her next one event is on April 13th. She’ll take your professional headshot and donate the proceeds to YWCA. This is the perfect opportunity for small business orders and professionals. Details below…