Make DIY Christmas Photo Backdrops with Twinkle Lights
My sweet baby girl turns a year old today (a YEAR!) and we took some Christmas-themed birthday pictures this past week to celebrate.
(I can’t believe my darling is already a year old. I also can’t believe she still doesn’t sleep through the night…)
She’s such a happy baby. She smiles at
everyone almost everyone, and she’s definitely a daddy’s girl. While she’s not too keen on crawling or walking, she loves to fiddle with little toys and foods with her hands. Maybe she’ll be a crafter like her mama?
To take these photos, I actually made our bed (it’s an incredible feat for me) and strung some outdoor star-shaped twinkle lights across the headboard. I didn’t secure them at all; I tucked the ends behind the headboard to make them hang the way I wanted.
I like photos taken in indirect sunlight, so I chose to take this mid-day when the sun was high in the sky. I opened the curtains on the window that is luckily right by our bed and plopped my baby girl right in the middle of the bed (far enough from the twinkle lights for a bokeh effect).
Babies are tricky to photography, so our “session” didn’t last very long and it took all the Elmo voices and peekaboo head bobs I had in me to get the shots I wanted.
Happy birthday, Baby Girl! I love you so much.