The cool thing about creating a backdrop, a background of sort, is that it really can be anything you want. Just remember to pull your subject away from it to create separation and really make them the focal point.Read More
The simplest and easiest way to change up your backgrounds while on a budget. this less than 10 min project is less than $2 and great for creating options.Read More
AN indoor garden maternity session. Simple and beautiful results.Read More
We are both in a facebook DIY group where i saw her post about her system and just loved the idea so much that i HAD to have her share with the rest of the world! *She shopped at Menards which is her local hardware store-a Home Depot or Lowes should also carry these materials* So Here is her awesome system that works great and a couple of bonus quickie tutorials for you as well!Read More
I saw this bag of Spanish Moss, and was drawn to it by the textures and shapes and decided i needed to do something with it. I had some maternity sessions coming up and thought, nature-babies are natural-mother nature....and soon the ideas were flowing.Read More
Why yes, it is as easy as it sounds. This do it yourself project may take you 10 mins to set up and cost you anywhere from nothing to $20.
Things i used:
white lights from big lots. 2 boxes @ $6 each
Sheers from Ikea: they come in pairs for $5 a set. I have a ton of them, but you can use 2 sets and be good to go, (even 1 set if you must)
I already had a wire hanging thing from Ikea BUT you can totally use those clear push pin things if you have to! I'm not judging-i use them ALL the time for stuff-i even hang pictures with them.
I hung the sheers first, then un winded the lights so they would be all twisted. Followed by draping them almost to floor and back up again stretching them out a bit as i went. plugged it in and well...i was done.
You check out a sample of a family portrait session using this same background setup as i have here...HERE.
Super Simple. Try it with colored lights, and add a baseboard to make it look like an actual wall if you want. i used the sheers as a sort of "snow" as well because hey, here in florida, we happen to lack that cold white stuff!!
DIY Bonus Idea: You may see the kids blowing something "snow like" that is bean bag filler! Just make sure you aren't using it around babies or kids who will try to eat it-that stuff is toxic.
I would love to see what you come up with, share with me your links to what you come up with in the comments below!
Tips: spray paint after. spraying prior is a pain in the ass. Also, Don't touch the tip of the hot glue gun...it hurts. you will lose that battle. I may or may not have done that multiple times. You can avoid touching the scolding flesh searing tip of said glue gun by not watching TV while using it.Read More