I love taking photographs but it’s very hard with a toddler. My son moved around so much and will not sit still. So taking photos is very hard. I always get him looking away and not paying attention. I still went ahead and had my husband try to help with a Valentine’s Day Photoshoot. I did my best and got what I got. It was fun and I actually got a few photos of my son looking.
I always try to use props. This year since he’s a toddler I had limit what I gave him because he would either throw it or put it in his mouth. I of course got him a eligible bachelor onesie from Carters. The rest of the props that were used were: rose petals, cut-out red hearts and a few fake roses. I placed the rose petals all over the floor and that actually got him to go to the floor and sit. On the closet door, I taped red glitter hearts. He of course picked at them but it wasn’t as bad as I thought. I handed him a few fake roses and then the snapping started.
Below is a photo of my Photoshoot. The best that I could do as a new time at home photo taker. I hope this inspires you to create your own backgrounds and use props for photography. Happy snapping!
As my son’s first birthday approaches, I had to figure out a first birthday theme. It’s not that easy for a boy. There are more girl ideas then boy ideas. So I thought about my son and he’s at a stage where he wants to get into everything and wants to know everything. I call him my little monster. So I searched Pinterest for ideas. They had a few ideas but with monsters like for Halloween. I then came across a Cookie Monster cake smash photo and knew that was what I wanted to do.
The searching then began. Once again there was a limited amount of ideas. I came across a photograph of the letter D with cookies on it. I knew that was one of the things that I wanted to make. So I started planning. I picked up the letter m for my son’s name and some Cookie Crisp. I used a hot glue gun and glued the Cookie Crisp onto the letter. I will be using the letter for the day of his party on display and it was used as a photo prop for his first birthday photo shoot ( first birthday photo shoot blog coming soon). It was fun creating this letter for him. Below you will find the materials and steps to creating a Cookie letter.
– wooden letter
– a box of Cookie Crisp
– glue gun
– glue sticks
– paper (in case glue spills on the floor)
- Lay down paper on the floor. Heat up the glue gun.
- Pick some Cookie crisps.
- Start glueing.
- Cover the wooden letter with Cookie Crisps and you’re done.
- Use for decorations and/or photo props.