Tips for Taking Christmas Tree Photos

Is it just me or do you tend to go a little photo crazy around the holidays? There are beautiful decorations hung everywhere, family might be in town visiting and there is definitely more excitement in the air. My camera gets a lot more use around the holidays as it is such a special time of year and I want to make sure I document as much as possible for my daughter. She is only eighteen months old but already beginning to experience the wonder and magic of the Christmas season. One focal piece of many of your Christmas photos is probably your Christmas tree! It makes a perfect back drop for family photos, Christmas morning shots and c'mon - your decorating skills should be documented! If you have ever wondered how to take great photos of your Christmas tree I am here to help! Here are … [Read more...]

The Easter Tree

This Easter tree is a simple decoration for the season, while also providing fun entertainment for the whole family. Balloon and Glue Yarn Eggs To make the eggs for the bottom of the tree, you will need the following: balloon embroidery floss (or yarn) glue water (mix equal parts of both water and glue) - Just throw both in a bowl and stir until it is well mixed. 1. Blow up your balloons. You want them to be smallish and a little oval. Seriously... this will be the hardest thing of this project (blowing air into small balloons = hard). 2. Take a color of floss and submerge it in your glue water. Just let it fall where it may. If you try to neatly wrap it and then submerge it, it becomes a knotted mess -- getting knots out of very wet and sticky string is not … [Read more...]