Ever since Marissa from Rae Gun Ramblings and I had babies a couple months apart, we have been taking Harry Potter themed picture of our little ones every single July. It has been something I look forward to each year and I giggle every time I see the photos. Here are all of crazy and fun ideas for taking Harry Potter pictures with your kids. With all the photos, I linked to where we got the props and the costumes so you can take you own photos too.
Or lay the baby swaddled in a suitcase with the glasses on. Notice in this photo that the scarf is right under her face so that she doesn't get hurt by the suitcase edge.
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.
We raided Marissa's kitchen and pulled out every pot and pan for a fun picture. We even let the kids enough some pastries while we were taking pictures.
The hardcover books with the colorful dust jackets are always going to be the best prop, so just augment them with other items.
For these photos we mostly used the books as props. The birdcage in this photo is the same one that we used the year before from Tai Pan Trading.
For year three of Harry Potter photos, Marissa made play wands out of dowels, hot glue and paint and we dressed the kiddos up in Hogwarts Class Shirts.
These Harry Potter towels are absolutely darling and a easy way to add a lot of Harry Potter into one picture. The glasses on the hood along with the lightening bolt scar are my favorite. You can order the towel here.
I am not sure what next year will hold for these Harry Potter kiddos, but I already know it is going to be fabulous.
Have you every done Harry Potter Pictures with your kids?