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Thursday, March 11, 2010

Foto Story Friday #92-- To Prop

When you take or see photos, there are always props. Because I would love to really do this, I'm getting a little stash of my own props. At our local 2nd hand store, The Attic, I found this suitcase.... for a buck! Yup one dollar! Who could pass that up? Not me!
Now to try it out, I roped Savanna into having a seat and putting up with me. I liked this one because, you can see the case and her pose says waiting ... waiting for her mom to set her free!
Then a few days later I went back and found some hats and scarves. I went to another place called Good Buy and found the other smaller case.
Suitcases full of props.
At our antique store, I found a few more hats. Now for a couple of local models:
Robby- "Mr. Cool"
Em-- "Little Miss 'Tude"
At Good Buy I saw this chair, but I waited to see if I could find a cheaper one, cause I'm a cheapskate, but that was not to be.
I wasn't in love with the colors and the layers of paint but after a few applications of remover,
I'm liking the chair a lot more.
pssst, I'm going to be taking engagement pictures this Saturday and I'm a little nervous and a quite a bit excited as well. I plan to use a prop or two from my bag and to use a few ideas I've scoured the net for.... wish me luck!

PhotoStory Friday
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18 comments:

Chris said...

You're going to great with the engagements - those are some of the most fun pictures to take. Have a great time!

And I LOVE that chair! I need more props.

Jenny said...

What fun! I LOVE the chair...and the hats. You have an eye for these things.

Have fun this weekend!

Mom24 said...

Lots of luck--you'll do great though.

Cecily R said...

Engagements are so fun...you'll do great! I'm excited to see what you come up with!!!

LOVE the chair. I have one that's needed to be painted and distressed since December. I'm leaning toward red. What do you think?

Leslie said...

That sounds so cool!!

We like thrift stores for things like that too....lol. I love the sense of satisfaction at finding a great deal!

Lolli said...

I really need to gather more props. They really make a big difference!

Are You Serious! said...

♥ Fun...not the refinishing part but finding fun stuff! :)

Jaina said...

You've got some great props! I can't wait to see the engagement photos, you're going to do great!! Good luck, and have a TON of fun!!

Darla said...

Wow it's been a long time since I've been over here. I kind of dropped out of the blogosphere for a while and now have slowly been adding updates here and there. Your family is beautiful, your photography is amazing!!! I read and I read and updated myself all the way to the last post on this page, now I have to get busy again (at work). :) So nice to "see" you again!

Aunt Claudia said...

LOVE the way the chair turned out! Good luck with the engagement photos - not that you need it...

latree said...

antiques look a lot better than old :D

Kat said...

Ohh, props! How fun! I love the hats. :)

Holly at Tropic of Mom said...

Wow, you have great props and I love that peeling chair!

Maria Berg said...

I love going to secondhand story too - just love it! MB

Can not wait to see how the chair turns out to be.

Krystyn said...

Those are some awesome props...so fun. Even better that you got a good deal on them

Genny said...

My kids would have so much fun with the hats. :)

It's strange to see the snow in your photos... it's 70 degrees here in CA and I've got the back door open! (My kids would love to have some snow to play with, though I'm loving the spring-like weather!)

Casey's trio said...

It must be fun to build up your stash of props! Gotta love when you find things for cheap too...can't beat $1!!

Honey Mommy said...

Love that chair! My friend is going to buy a photography backdrop that she says she expects me to use! Now I have to go get some cool props like this!