Happy 2019 Everyone!
I get asked at almost every session where I get my props, outfits and headbands/hats for the custom sets. It’s not such a straight answer obviously because it ranges from local vendors, vendors over seas, antique shows, other photographers and even big box store. Homesense and Michaels is actually one of my favourite places to visit. It’s also a great way to see what trends and colour palettes are coming for the next season. Fabricland is a great source to make your own outfits, banners which I love to do for my cake smashes. Even Indigo is fantastic for pillows, decor, accents, and even baby gifts!
I found a great article that says: For 2019, there is greater interest in biophilia–emphasizing the relationship between humankind and nature, and the connections between the two. Natural, organic materials–such as wood floors, stone, and daylight and plant life–remind us of the exterior and brings the outside and nature, in. We are machine- and technology-driven society, but nostalgic about past processes and handiwork, so opportunities for custom Millwork and crafted materials are very important.”—Angie Lee (https://www.elledecor.com/design-decorate/trends/g23550602/design-trends-2019/)
This couldn’t be more true to my art. It is right up my wheelhouse of style I try and achieve at every session. Muted tones, layers and textures!! YES!
This year, I am going to concentrate on exactly that trend; bringing in some more natural and genuine materials. Flowers, woods, even some metals. It’s going to be stunning, having more depth, more life and taking it all in with a deep breathe. I am still staying true to my current style, ensuring the “subject” aka baby and family is the true Focus and don’t get lost in translation.
To the start of a new year, a new page in your 2019 book! I’m a phone call, email away… I’d love to meet you or see you again. It would be an honour to freeze some of those moments and fill your pages with you.
Spreading the love for local vendors:
Headbands for newborns, sitters and 1 year olds: https://madelineann.com
Image of this beautiful babe: flowers, barrel, window shutter and crate all purchased from Michaels.
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