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Saturday, May 24, 2014

HEADBANDS AND CROWNS

This project was for a styled shoot that I collaborated on with my daughter.   The theme was "Mommy and Me".   To make the photo session(s) atypical and really special, we "styled" the shoots to add some fun for both Mom and child.  We wanted to create a storybook setting unlike any other photographs they had ever taken.

We used the beauty of the outdoors and created an intimate picnic type of setting, including props (e.g., hairbands, crowns, boas, hats, mustaches) to offer some variety in the pictures; a pseudo outdoor photo booth if you will. We also put together a backdrop using long strips of fabric....as you can tell we were going for a mostly neutral color palette for the day; just a hint of some subtle yellow, pink and blue.

I'm sharing with you some of the hair accessories that I made.  My daughter had purchased a couple of fabric covered hairbands and asked if I could make some embellishments for them. She showed me a couple of pics of what she was thinking and I raided my fabric/lace/trim scraps to come up with something unique.
For the fabric flower....again, I used several different fabric scraps and made a flower that I hot glued to the headband; this was a larger version of the lapel pin that I made last year.
We also made some crowns of varying sizes and shapes.  My daughter came up with the idea of using lace for the crown itself; she coated the lace with a couple layers of ModPodge to make the lace stiff (very clever!) and then handed it off to me to add some "jewels".  These were a combination of assorted buttons she had purchased and some pearls and rhinestones I already had on hand. Those were a true "tag team" effort and are oh so cute!

Finally, I made a flower wreath....all but two of the sessions was Mom and daughter(s), so we went heavy on the fru fru.  But our little boys had their own kind of fun that day--all kids find a way don't they?
Making the hairpieces was a kick in the pants since it was just a potpourri of goodies blended together to make a vintage inspired look.   The shoot itself was so much fun.   I played stylist that day while my daughter snapped away capturing one-of-a-kind images that every Mom would cherish!

This is the third styled shoot we've collaborated on.....and we get so excited, we're generally talking about what to do next while we working on the current version; the creative juices are just flowing.   In fact, we've already got the next idea formulated for November!  Be sure to check out KB Digital Designs facebook page in the upcoming days to see some of the pics from the day.

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