Imitation is the sincerest form of flattery.

Pinterest is a great source for photo inspiration. A few ideas I’ve snagged and tried, with varying results.

My husband loved this cute little shot of a little boy & his dad:

jeansSo we decided to give it a quick recreation when we were shooting some big family portraits one day. He insisted we add dirt to Isaac’s jeans even though he wasn’t yet mobile! I love the little detail that adds, and I normally don’t go for matching outfits but I love the “mini me” aspect of this type of shot.

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I wanted to do a cute Christmas-themed picture for our cards this year and I saw a great little idea for an at-home portrait just using some christmas lights and a bedspread!

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No behind-the-scenes shot, but since my light supply was limited I grabbed our mantle-piece garland and strung that up instead. The picture turned out so cute and I thought it was a great example of what you could do with things laying around your house.

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I was working on some photos for a calender of all the grandkids for my inlaws for Christmas and I saw this adorable picture of a little boy posing with all his stuffed animals.

animalsSomething about it was so darling, I desperately wanted to re-create it with the two youngest babes. We had to be a little creative since neither of the little ones were quite sitting up on their own yet – and oh how I wish I had that amazing window light to work with here – but despite the challenges the photo came out adorable (baby skin! teddy bears!).adorable

Pinterest is such a great treasure trove of ideas, I love finding new things and trying them out. If you haven’t checked  it out yet it’s definitely worth it – but I can’t guarantee it won’t steathily zap away hours of your day.  🙂

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One thought on “Imitation is the sincerest form of flattery.

  1. This entire post is adorable and I’m happy for your Pinterest successes. If you ever need a laugh, check out the #pinterestfail hashtag on Instagram.

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