Friday, July 25, 2014

Harry Potter Baby Pictures Ideas


When I met Marissa from Rae Gun Ramblings a couple of years ago and we bonded over our love of Young Adult Literature, Crafting and all things Harry Potter. I mean, anybody who has a Moaning Myrtle picture in her bathroom has to be pretty awesome, right? 

Ever since she told me she was pregnant, I knew there had to be a Harry Potter baby photo shoot in this little boy's future. This shoot is absolutely one of my favorites I have ever taken and I can't wait to share it with you. In this post I will share where I got all of the props and we posed this little man to capture these photographs. 
 Teddy is about five months old in these photos and not sitting up yet, so all of these photos are set up to be safe for an uneasy sitter. Teddy is already Harry Potter lucky because his mom sells the cute outfit he is wearing in her Rae Gun Shop. You can find his outfit here. The glasses are apart of this costume set found here. The Scarf, Wand and Hogwarts Letter come from the Pieces By Polly Etsy Shop found here. I couldn't find the exact suitcase set I used in these pictures but this set here would work too.
 For this photo, we wanted Teddy to sit up so we could get a better glimpse of the glasses and scarf. The easiest way to do this was to put a pillow in the corner of the room, drape the backdrop over top of it and prop him up, with the security of his mom only a step away.
 This is absolutely one of my favorite picture. He is just so excited that he finally got his Hogwarts Letter.
 These next few pictures are perfect for people who might not want to spend a lot of money on props. You just need a copy of the books for these ones. The above picture is perfect if you have a sleepy baby but want to take a few more picture. Swaddle them in a white blanket and when they are asleep lay them down with the props.
For this picture, the books are not stacked in order, but set to make more even piles. After a couple of times of trial and error, we found that the second book, Chamber of Secrets, was the perfect height for the baby to lay on.
 The picture below is one of my favorites. For safety reasons, it is a composite image, or an image that is made up of two images. There are a few steps you can take when shooting to make putting together a composite image a snap. Have your parent hold the baby securely with a hand. Take pictures until you have one you love, then have the parent move their hand to a completely different spot and take a few more pictures. This way you will have two picture that combine easily for a cute, and parent free picture. The cute bird cage in the photo was purchased at Tai Pan Trading, which doesn't have an online store, but you can find a similar one here.

For more of my pictures you can check out Joyous Moments Photography and my Joyous Moments Photography Facebook Page. Do you love the images from this photo shoot and want to take some of your own? One lucky reader will win the makings of a fabulous Harry Potter Photo Shoot including: 
  • One Rae Gun Harry Potter outfit. Your choice size, Hogwarts house colors and style. Either the Harry Potter girly swing top set or the Hogwarts Tie onesie set (this can be done with or without ruffles on the bum)
  • One 3 Piece Gift Set from Pieces by Polly. This includes one Wand, a Scarf to the Hogwarts house of choice, one personalized Hogwarts Acceptance Letter, School Packing List, and Hogwarts Express Ticket
  • Make Love Not Horcruxes bag to carry all your photoprops (or favorite books) to your photo shoot!
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18 comments:

Masshole Mommy said...

Those are absurdly cute!! I love the little glasses.

iowarose said...

So cute, I love baby pictures.

Amber said...

So cute! Love how the photo shoot turned out!

Vanessa Barker said...

His sly smile is so freaking cute. Marissa, you guys make one cute baby!!! And great photos Debra!

Dee said...

Seriously so darling!

Maddi F. said...

Love your blog, love your conversations with your five year old and absolutely love this!! Huge HP fan here!!!!

Debi @ Life Currents said...

Adorable! And thanks for the giveaway!

Mama to 5 said...

What a cute baby! Great prompts and theme!

Robin Martin said...

Very cute!

Mistee Dawn said...

These are the cutest pictures ever. I love Harry Potter.

Terri | Sugar Free Glow said...

Hilarious and adorable!! I love it! I love the onesie with the tie!

Ave T said...

What a great photoshoot! Love the personalized letters and those glasses are cute too!

mail4rosey said...

I have zero doubt those pictures will be favorites forever and a day. The baby Harry Potter glasses are adorable. So is the baby. :)

Kelly T. said...

Could these *BE* any cuter?!? No. Not they could not.

Marci Wright said...

These photos are so adorable! I especially love the composite one - it looks so natural & perfect! And what a little cutie! :)

Pamela Moore said...

I am OBSESSED with Harry Potter and I think this would be the perfect set to do a photo shoot with my two month old son!!

Anonymous said...

So cute!! Love Harry Potter!!

Brittany Lym said...

So cute!

 
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