DIY Pumpkin Garland Halloween Decor

    DIY pumpkin garland makes a cheery Halloween decoration

    I’ve never been into the creepy side of Halloween. I prefer the colorful, fun, childish side. So when it comes to Halloween decor around the house, it’s less about the spiderwebs and skeletons, and more about pumpkins and anything fun and colorful I can use to decorate, like this Halloween pumpkin garland!

    I wanted to come up with a little pumpkin garland. (I mean I’d do a fairy or princess garland, but I’m pretty sure only my daughter would get it…) So I wanted something colorful and fun to contribute to my pumpkin decor. These mini pumpkins were super easy to make, and when strung together made exactly the pumpkin garland I was looking for. It doesn’t scream pumpkin, it’s just pumpkin inspired! Continue reading

    5 tips to photograph sun flare during the golden hour!

    How to photograph the perfect sun flare

    I was so incredibly excited about this Tinker Bell and Periwinkle photoshoot, not just because I put so much effort and creativity into their costumes. But I had also been working on using the light during golden hour, and I finally managed to learn to photograph the golden hour sun flare!

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    Now, obviously, I’m in about half of these photos. This photoshoot was a team effort between my husband and I. (If you need a tip to get your husband willingly in on this with you, say the word FREE. My husband knows that if I mention hiring a photographer, I don’t go with cheap… And he’s just about willing to do anything when I say free ;)) I played around with the sun and how I could photography golden hour sun flare before I gave him the camera. This way I could specifically direct him and show him what I was looking for!

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    Tinker Bell and Periwinkle Costumes! Family Costume Idea!

    Tinker Bell and Periwinkle Costumes from Secret of the Wings. Family Halloween Costume Ideas!

    Don’t Anabelle and Betty make the best Tinker Bell and Periwinkle?! I hope Anabelle always remembers these costumes and this shoot with such delight!

    When we chose to go with a Tinker Bell costumes this year, we wanted to do something different than the standard Peter Pan and Captain Hook route. Instead, we went with the beloved Netflix movie that Anabelle loves so much, The Secret of the Wing! In this movie, Tinker Bell discovers she has a long lost sister, Periwinkle!! Naturally, Kevin and I get to go as Queen Clarion and Lord Malory (we are saving Lord Malory for Halloween 😉 ).

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    Tips for Better Pumpkin Patch Photography!

    Tips for better Pumpkin Patch Photography with kids!

    Oh the pumpkin patch! It’s that once a year activity (or maybe you visit several times in the month of October) that you want a perfect Fall photo in the pumpkins patch with your kids! But pumpkin patch photography is no joke. The kids are too wild and pumped up and excited in the beginning to get any decent photos, and then at the end they are wiped out! (Or at least I’m assuming this is the case for everyone, because this is definitely the way for me…)

    Slow activities are ideal for the best child photography, but these fun Fall activities are anything but slow! These are my 6 tips for better pumpkin patch photography! Continue reading