Tuesday, September 6, 2011

Photo Shoot on a Budget

So far we have only had 2 months to play around with this idea - but the goal is to keep doing this until he is 12 months old. 

I just couldn't resist sharing my sweet little man with you all!

We were given this HUGE giraffe (whom we have named George), when my son was born.  I was in love with it as it is so adorable and huge, but I didn't know how to use it just yet.  Then the idea donned on me to take a Month by Month photo of my son with George to track his growth!

I decided that I did not want to pay to have his photos taken every month (can you say EXPENSIVE?!), but I really wanted to have a nice photo to capture each month’s growth and changes... I had a dilemma on my hands for sure.  So I turned on my “frugal” cap, and came up with an easy, quick and free solution!

Month 1

Month 2

We were given these great month by month stickers (found at www.pickysticky.com ) as a gift when I was pregnant.  These are FABULOUS!  I love them more than anything, as they make a perfect way to capture these moments.  They are truly made to be put onto a onesie, but I want to have the option to reuse them, so I simply keep them on their backing and place them into the photo.

The rest was easy; I use the comforter from my bed and drape it over the couch for a free but good backdrop.  It is a good neutral color and keeps each month’s photos consistent. All that is left to do is to put my little man into the home made “photo studio” and start taking pictures! 

It is truly so easy, and I think they are turning our great!  I used the Picsa photo editor (free download online if you’re looking for a GREAT photo editor), and made these collages.

Needless to say, I can’t wait each month to set up another photo shoot and have fun with my little man capturing his growth! 

These photos already melt my heart; I can’t imagine how invaluable they will be to me in the years to come J

Hope you enjoyed, and I can’t wait to hear from you on other photo ideas you have done at home!  I love taking pictures and can always use a new idea or 2!




  1. Love this idea! I am huge fan of monthly pictures as well, I only have 6 more left until I finish my project with my baby girl (don't know if you saw them!). Nice to meet you and your blog, thanks so much for your comment Rebekah!!

  2. Adorable! Your a smart mama. They look great. Thanks for the Picasa photo editor tip.