In honor of Memorial Day weekend next week, I am doing a flashback to one of my most favorite sets….
Ahoy Matey! Permission to come aboard for the super, cute tutorial on how to make this F-A-B-U-L-O-U-S (if I do say so myself) “Nautical Theme” custom set! If you were in the Augusta, GA area, maybe you heard me shouting “Arrrgggghhhh” quite a bit – oh wait, maybe that is why I didn’t receive my usual assistance at WalMart. Hmmmm… Anyway, a client of mine wanted to focus her child’s first birthday/cake smash session on a nautical theme and I have to tell you that I was delighted as punch to become crafty for this one. One trip to WalMart later, I left with 8 different types of fabrics in 2 yard measurements each. I combined solids, prints, polka-dots, stripes, wide silver glittery tulle (AY! My favorite!).
When I got back to my studio, I cut each fabric into 2-3 inch wide strips and then started tying them in a knot at the top of my background stand. I placed the silver tulle (did I mention that was my FAVE) in front to for an extra punch. Can you believe this session actually took place right in the middle of my studio! I then took poster board and cut out a super cute anchor, because seriously… nautical theme and NO ANCHOR – what is this amateur hour?? And, since my motto is “Safety First”, I had to include two lifesavers, just in case things got a little topsy turvy on the high studio seas! I added scrunched up red tissue paper to those two doughnut lifesavers to make them more festive. So, what do you think? Should I start having everyone call me “Captain Mary Beth”?
Find out more about how I am “Capturing Life’s Beautiful Moments” in my All Natural Light Studio and On Location as the Augusta GA Newborn Photographer and Augusta GA Family Photographer in the greater Augusta, GA area by visiting my website www.MaryBethsPhotography.com