BSM – 3/19/07

Time for another round of Best Shot Monday.

This week I’m featuring several pics of my kids in my new prop – a giant tea cup. I’m usually not a big fan of props, but after reading about and seeing the tea cups on ILP I thought it was particularly cute, especially for babies.

So here ya go – My Kids in a Cup! 🙂

Julian – 3 3/4 months old
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Ava – 2 3/4 years old
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For anyone who’s wondering, the tea cups are available at (*gasp*) Walmart. I know, I know. (*hanging my head in shame*)

Visit Tracey over at Picture This to see everyone else’s best shots for this week.

Edited to add: A commenter asked that I share my lighting and backdrop setup, so here ya go. Lighting is natural – coming in from a sliding glass door to the left of my subjects (my right). Backdrop is a black piece of fleece. Subject is about 3 feet (they are supposed to be even more, but I don’t have that much room to work with) away from the backdrop. Hope that helps. 🙂

23 thoughts on “BSM – 3/19/07”

  1. Great photos!! I can’t decide if I like the color or B/W better. Can you please share your lighting and back drop setup?


  2. I like the color ones better, personally. I guess cause that shade of green is one of my favorite colors! I love how Ava’s sweater matches so well. My fave of Julian is the lower right hand one where he’s looking at his little toes. Your teacup is a very cute prop!

  3. These are wonderful! I love the way baby is entranced by the toes. Your children are precious.

    Psst…I was at Walmart yesterday, too.*gasp too* I won’t tell if you don’t.

  4. Great photos ad cute prop..where did you get it? I am partial to the color ones. They are much more fun and show the whimsy of the large teacup.

  5. there is nothing cuter than a baby in a teacup trying to reach his toes!! soooo cute. great pics! i love the second one of Ava too – her sweater, her expression, the teacup. it is all perfect.

  6. I saw some of those threads on ILP and was meaning to get me a teacup too, but forgot! Very cute! I just love that last shot of Ava. Great angle, great lighting, great catchlights. It’s really profound!

  7. Thanks for letting me know where to get the teacup and for the comment on my picture. 🙂 I hadn’t been on ILP for a few weeks…guess I missed the stampede to Waly World (not my store of choice either!).

  8. I know I already told you but wanted to say it again! These are really cute! I can’t believe how big Julian is getting. They look even cuter put together the way you had them! HAHA I even made a Walmart comment on YYY!! LOL…

  9. Hi again…

    You are a terrific photographer – it’s one of my biggest passions, although I’m not great – I try…

    Your kids look so cute in the mugs.

    Don’t feel bad for shopping at Wal-Mart 🙂 – I have to all the time – were I live there aren’t to many other options for certain things!

  10. I like the old-fashioned look of b&w photos, but in the case of the colors here, I vote for the color pic. But they are all adorable!

    And, dang, I was just busy being all proud of myself for having avoided Wal-Mart recently 😉

  11. Very cute…I thought those teacups looked familar- saw them at the big W, the last time I was there. Joe and laughed at them, and wondered what in the world you would do with them (plant some flowers in them?), but you found a great and cute use for them. I like the colored ones too- brings out the colors in the clothes and pots.

  12. These are such fun. I’ve never seen the tea cup thing like that. It’s adorable. Great work. Hope you’re feeling better…I’m a week late in checking up with MBSM so I’m hoping you’re already back at full strength!

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