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DIY Photoshoot: Astronaut Baby

Boy oh boy! We’ve had some fun here this morning…

I recently decided that I’d like to take some more interesting photos of Jasmine. I’ve got hundreds of her already, many of which are all pretty similar – her sat in her bouncer or playing on her play mat. I didn’t really want to spend a load of money on a professional photographer, plus I thought it would be far more fun to take the photos myself. I set about looking for inspiration on good ol’ Pinterest and I was astounded by all of the cute ideas that were floating around on the Interweb.

I found a ‘space baby’ photo by the very talented Adele Enersen (check out her blog) which was the influence behind these photos of Jasmine. I thought it would be one of the easiest scenes to create and yet also one of the most effective. I added my own twist with the addition of Jasmine’s bunny friend! I must admit, I was sure that my photos were going to end up on Pinterestfail.com but I am extremely pleased with the results:

 DIY Photoshoot: Astronaut Baby

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Fancy giving it a go? Well, this what you’ll need:

  • Black sheet – you could use a bed sheet for this but I used a table cloth (it was cheaper and better/thicker material) £7.50
  • Kitchen foil – you’ve probably got some of this in a drawer somewhere. Free
  • Some white cord or elastic – I bought some Korband Elastic for £1.50
  • Paper plates – Again, you might have some of these at home already but I bought a pack of 30 for £1.00 (anyone want my 28 leftover paper plates?!)
  • x1 Compliant baby – Free! ;)
  • Scissors – Cutting tin foil is infuriating but make as many stars as you can muster because they really add to the pictures. I tried taking some photos with just a few stars and it looked a bit pants.
  • Marker pen – It’s easier to draw out the stars before cutting them (draw them on the back of the foil so it doesn’t matter if you’re a wonky cutter like me!) Initially, I was frustrated that all of my stars were a bit wonky but actually I think it just adds to the quirkiness of the picture.
  • A half decent camera: I used a Fujifilm X20 and then edited the brightness of the photos afterwards to fade out the creases of the table cloth (I did iron it first!) – Borrowed from the OH.

Total cost: £10.00 

Keep an eye out for future DIY photoshoot posts on my blog as there’s a few more ideas that I’m planning to try!

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5 Comments

  • Reply Hannah - Budding Smiles June 24, 2014 at 10:10 am

    I love it!! I've also looked at Adele's photos and am hoping to do something like this. She's just so cute Jenna!xx

    • Reply Jenna June 24, 2014 at 12:10 pm

      Thank you, Hannah! :)

      I think Adele's photos are amazing and they've certainly given me lots of ideas for future photo shoots and most of them are so simple to do! Can't wait to hear about yours when you do it. xx

  • Reply Kay MummysBlog June 24, 2014 at 11:44 am

    This is so cute! My sister did one with Baby Bear, where she arranged fabric and scarves to look like sky and trees, then put some of her animal toys, around, so it looked like she was walking through the woods. I've seen a good one where it looks like the baby is climbing up a ladder to reach the moon, you could probably re-use some of your bits to do something similar :)

    • Reply Jenna June 24, 2014 at 12:13 pm

      Oh wow, that sounds brilliant.

      The next one I'm doing is the baby on a washing line. Very simple to do but super cute. May attempt it tomorrow. I'm glad my little lady isn't camera shy. I have to make the most doing these things before she's old enough to crawl/run away! xx

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