Here are the images from the photo booth that Cakewalk Photography hosted at the grand opening of Paper Doll Vintage Boutique in Sayville, NY! At the bottom of this are the rest of the event photos.
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I had so much fun doing this shoot and was so happy to be a part of the opening of such a cool store and to meet so many awesome people Enjoy!
Kamieo Photography is having a big giveaway as a milestone for hitting 8k fans! Congrats to them, they do such lovely work
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The wonderful portrait photography blog “I Heart Faces” is having another photo challenge and this month’s theme is “Hey, Girl” Here’s my entry!
This is my entry for the Chic Critique Magazine cover contest! It’s for the summer issue and I didn’t have anything that I thought felt summery enough readily available so I set up a selfie.
Lilian grace makes the loveliest newborn/baby props for photographers and they are having a huge giveaway! Click here to check it out! Below is one of their gorgeous canopies…
Today I am going to share with you how made this whimsical birch tree backdrop!
First I bought a big flat piece of plywood from Home Depot and schlepped it home. It’s about 4 feet by 4 feet.
Ok here is where I should have SANDED said piece of wood before painting it but because I am sometimes overexcited and impatient I skip the boring parts. I suggest you sand your backdrop before painting because now everytime I pick it up to move it I get a splinter.
Painting the backdrop:
Step 1: Paint the whole thing white. You will likely need two coats depending on how thick your paint is. Don’t use glossy paint or the backdrop will reflect light if you use studio lighting! Let dry.
Step 2. Most people will want to sketch the trees with a pencil but again, I was all gung-ho so I just started painting gray vertical lines from the top to bottom of the backdrop. The gray lines are the spaces in between the trees. Don’t be too crazy about keeping the lines straight, letting the lines wobble a bit will give the effect of real trees, which are not perfectly straight. Also, let some of the trees be a little wider than others for a realistic look. While I did not measure straight lines for the trees, I did measure the width at the top and bottom before painting to make each tree relatively consistent from top to bottom! Again, never use glossy paint! Let dry.
Be creative when adding details to the tree, I added a couple of hearts with black paint that look like they’re carved on. You could even add the initials of you and your sweetheart!
Let dry and you’re all done!
The sample images seen at the top were taken with natural lighting near an open window in the daytime.
Enjoy and I’m happy to answer any questions!!
Today is the final day to order Cakewalk Photography’s vintage photovalentines! Yes, I made up the word photovalentine. Surprise your loved ones with one of these loverly cards with a photo of your beautiful child/children! Or of yourself if you’re that awesome!
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I like to support everyone being able to express themselves by finding their own style. I know this little lady very well and she (in her own words) hates everything girly. So I decided for this shoot to let her show off her cool tomboy style while still keeping it “valentinesy.” Of course she still loves cupcakes though (duh).