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Tuesday, February 10, 2009


We just returned from an amazing weekend trip. I'd love to tell you all about it, and I will, when I have a little more time. But first....
...I'm looking for some ideas.
Buttercup's girl's choice Valentine's Dance is this Saturday. The pictures are the most expensive part of the dance (about $23) and she can't afford that. She wants me to take their "official dance pictures."
I'm okay with that (I think) even though I'm not a great photographer.
Dance photos never turn out that great anyway.
My problem is, I would like something better than my old boring fireplace as a backdrop.
Keeping in mind that it's still darn cold outside, do you have any ideas of something inexpensive and easy that I can put together to make a cute backdrop?
I will be taking Buttercup's photos, her friend's photos and a group photo.
I need to start making it so I can start practicing photos on Wednesday (cuz I'm in charge of New Beginnings on Tuesday. Everything is on hold until that is over.)
As she would say,
"You're a Peach! Thanks for your help!"


Yvonne said...

I can only offer "good luck".

I think you are a great photographer.

thorkgal said...

Balloons, balloons, balloons... what better backdrop without much thought. And, remember to get variations in height, especially with a group picture. Get some of the guys to kneel or put the girls on chairs with the guys behind. I've got more ideas... I'll email you. :)

Devani or Jon said...

Draping lots of white or red bedsheets behind them - kind of like a sheik's tent, with tall plants to the side and with a rose between the guys teeth.

Is it formal or casual? For more casual, if you could find a barn nearby with haystacks, that can be cute.

Would they be willing to meet on Friday to take the pictures? There is a cool spiral wrought iron staircase at my husband's work. He could let you in to take pictures Friday evening (or you could go during the day if you don't mind the employees watching). I don't know how great the lighting would be, but photoshop could fix that.