Weekly Photo Wrap Up…

A week ago Tuesday, I set up the studio lights for the last shoot of Cannon’s weekly photos. Part of me was relieved that I didn’t have to come up with another chalk drawing (some days when the creative juices weren’t flowing it was really hard!) Part of me was surprised that I made it 52 weeks. And of course part of me was sad because he’s one years old and we were done with this chapter. My Tuesdays are now looking surprisingly empty!

Check out the video of his weekly photos here.
Life with Fingerprints: Weekly Photo Collage; chalkboard art

I can’t decide which is my favorite, I love them all for one reason or another. But I really like weeks 37-40 – perhaps just a fun stage he was in. What’s your favorite?

Get a closer look at the weekly photos here.

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Behind the Scenes…

I get a lot of questions as to how I shoot my studio photos. This is where the magic happens. I shoot most of the photos in my office.

This is how it looks:
Life with Fingerprints: How to set up a photo studio in your home using Savage seamless paper rolls

I have a Giottos backdrop stand that I set up against the wall.

I use Savage seamless paper rolls for my backgrounds, they last forever (most of mine are more than 7 years old). I have a couple 107 inch wide rolls but they’re too big to fit in my small office space. Most of mine are 53″.

I use two studio lights; an Alien Bee B800 and a B400. The B800 is used with an umbrella or a soft box and the B400 is used without an umbrella bounced off the wall (it just helps with the shadows.)

I set this up for the first day of school, Halloween, Thanksgiving, birthdays and any other special occasion that warrants a photo shoot (which I always take advantage of). Not to mention we always seem to get a couple visitors when the backdrop is set up – photo fun for all!

It all fits nicely in the office closet making it quick and easy to set up whenever the moment strikes – or weekly when I’m doing a photo project of my baby!

Life with Fingerprints: How to set up a photo studio in your home using Savage seamless paper rolls
Life with Fingerprints: How to set up a photo studio in your home using Savage seamless paper rolls
Life with Fingerprints: How to set up a photo studio in your home using Savage seamless paper rolls
Life with Fingerprints: How to set up a photo studio in your home using Savage seamless paper rolls
Life with Fingerprints: How to set up a photo studio in your home using Savage seamless paper rolls
Life with Fingerprints: How to set up a photo studio in your home using Savage seamless paper rolls
Life with Fingerprints: How to set up a photo studio in your home using Savage seamless paper rolls
Life with Fingerprints: How to set up a photo studio in your home using Savage seamless paper rolls
Life with Fingerprints: How to set up a photo studio in your home using Savage seamless paper rolls

Most interesting baby…

It’s funny to think that our fourth child might be the most documented baby to date in our family. I laugh when people have seen some of his pictures and they say, “Just wait until you have another, you won’t have time for things like this.” I blow their mind when I tell them he’s the fourth child. I’m having far more fun with these pictures finished than I ever imagined!

We’ve dubbed him the most interesting baby in the world…

See all his photos here.

26 weeks…

Balloons fly and so does time…6 months…already?
Life with Fingerprints: Weekly baby photo, weekly onesie, chalkboard print
Cannon is a delight. He really is. He’s on a great schedule (which of course is ever changing at this stage) and if he’s grumpy we can feed him, change him, put him to bed…or let him have a little Baby Einstein time and he’s happy again.

There’s no denying he’s a tank. We go to the doctor on Thursday so we’ll see just how much he weighs but my little twig arms are getting quite the workout.

He loves to talk and babble (especially during church) and he’s starting to mimic us as we make noises.

He’s got a ways to go before he’ll be sitting up and he only rolls when he gets tired of being on his back/tummy.

He loves tub time – I’m sure it’s soothing on his skin.

I still can’t get over how much older he looks with his new haircut.

He still gives me snuggles but he’s getting to the stage where I get motion sickness just holding him.

We’re all in love with him.

See more of his chalkboard art.

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