Since I have started taking photographs, I am obsessed with props! Especially the little cutesy stuff for babies! Well, if you haven't checked out the prices on this stuff lately... they will absolutely $20-$30 you to death on all these little headbands (I do love the one I ordered from Etsy though!), tutus, etc., etc. I had a baby girl session coming up (8/6/11) that I needed some things for. I had specific images in my head that I wanted to create, but needed some little props to make them happen. Well in my world (of not doing this full time, plus just getting started) I did not want to spend like $100 on some headbands, etc. for pics. In my brain, that calculates out to be like 1.5 backdrops that I could order, or an antique piece of furniture to use... see how my mind works...lol. I am just too thrifty to allow myself to pay $ to someone for something that I know I can make... bottom line.
So begun the hunt through local craft stores for what I wanted to use. (Which BTW, they are selling tons of stuff that make it really easy to make your own baby headbands now... and you do not have to be a crafty person. Just equip yourself, with some glue and a few supplies and take off.) For yesterday's sessions I ended up making one hat, one headband, and two crowns. I could not be more pleased with how they photographed (of course it helped that I had an absolutely gorgeous baby girl to model them!) Here is the very best part... I spent less than $20 on all 4 pieces... that's a bargain in my book any day!
Please check them out below :-)
I have always LOVED peacock feathers! See it in action in the next photo :-)
I always love purple on little girls... and it something different than PINK, lol. It looked sooo cute on!
I follow alot of prop places and photographer pages on FB. I recently discovered Crowned Embellishments page on there and had an epiphany! I was like "I can so make that!"
I really love these because every little girl deserves to be a princess... at least for a day!
The smaller crown.
The larger crown.
I can't wait to get to make some more things!