Our doors may be temporarily closed but our creative newborn photography ideas keep coming

With lots of extra time on our hands I’ve been doing my best to keep in touch with clients, find ways to serve in the community and spend some time being creative. It has been a while since I created one of these beautiful felted backgrounds. This one I’m saving for a newborn session we will be photographing as soon as we are able to open our doors again. I love doing creative newborn photography ideas that are unique.

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Each of these backdrops is handmade. I start by dying raw wool to create the desired colors. Then the wool is pulled apart to create individual “brushstroke”-like pieces that are then lightly felted together onto the backdrop. This is definitely a labor of love to create each backdrop but so worth it.

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Did you know I’ve created almost twenty of these unique backdrops? Many are inspired by some of my favorite paintings. Some are inspired from favorite childhood stories. Today I’m sharing the whole collection for you to enjoy. Let’s start with this sweet little mermaid.

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Twins are so fun to create backdrops for. The storytelling possibilities are limitless. Adorable little Jack and Jill.

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Little Red Riding Hood sure looks peaceful.

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Oh Rapunzel, Rapunzel…let down they hair! Love the look on the little prince’s face. I see a lot of hair tugging/teasing in their future.

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Poor little Miss Moffet. I don’t like spiders much either but this one is pretty dang cute.

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One of my all-time favorites and most requested of the felted backdrops. Van Gogh’s Starry Starry Night.

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Another favorite, Claude Monet’s Water Lilies.

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Edvard Munch, The Scream.

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Van Gogh’s Sunflowers.

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Poppy Field by Claude Monet.

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Van Gogh’s Irises.

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Can’t create a series of famous paintings without including one of Cezanne’s still life paintings.

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Monet’s Woman With a Parasol is just so beautiful.

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I’ve always adored Degas’ beautiful paintings depicting dancers. This one is inspired by Blue Dancers.

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And this one titled The Star.

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The idea for all of these paintings came to me while at an exhibit of paintings by Gustav Caillebotte. This images is inspired by his beautiful painting Rainy Day in Paris.

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Last but not least is an image inspired by the amazing painter Leonid Afremov. His bold use of color and painting techniques are so inspiring. I received his permission to use his paintings as inspiration for this work.

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I plan to create even more of these stunning backdrops over the coming weeks while we wait to reopen the studio. I can’t wait to share more of these creative newborn photography backdrops. We are not currently photographing clients but we are still booking for future sessions. For more information please contact us.