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
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!