motherhood, Picture Taking Time

Softbox Light for Pictures At Home

I need some advice, y’all! Last fall, I purchased this softbox light from Amazon, in hopes of taking more indoor photos of Charlotte. So far I’ve used it only once, for her one-year photos, and I am overall really happy with the results. It was easy to set up, inexpensive, and folds up neatly for closet storage. The only negative was that it was a bit more “harsh” than I expected. Those of you who do indoor photo shoots at home, what do you use to simulate natural light? Or are you just lucky enough to have a big window to take pictures next to?

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Backyard Photo Shoots

Who doesn’t love taking one million photos of their new baby? But taking professional photos frequently can get pricey. I just wanted to share with you two photo shoots I did of my daughter when she was around six months old.

The first was her mirror session. A mirror makes a GREAT accessory in any photo shoot! In this case, I brought our full length mirror out to our backyard, and let her go to town. You could also lean a smaller mirror on the trunk of a tree, a fence, or even let her hold it. You’ll also see my childhood wooden handheld mirror in some of these pictures.

I did another session around Easter time, 2018, not long after mirror pictures. It was a bit too sunny, but they still turned out sweet. I love these so much, especially since this was one year after announcing our pregnancy on Easter!

Here is our pregnancy announcement from 2017 – so you can see, I just HAD to incorporate an orange egg into her Easter photos!

I repeat, this is from 2017 – THIS IS NOT A NEW ANNOUNCEMENT.

What else have you done to take great pictures at home?