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Tuesday, July 31, 2012

New Alphabet Insta Frames in the Digital Shop

School is just around the corner! Make all your Back To School Instagrams extra fancy with these fun new Alphabet Insta Frames, now available in the Digital Shop.

These little square frames have a pretty new color palette to go with a ton of school colors and classroom images. Stay tuned for more Back To School designs coming this week! 

Monday, July 30, 2012

Introducing My New Styling Team

I am beyond excited to introduce the two FABULOUS ladies I will be working with for my photography sessions- Lindsey & Leah! Lindsay is a fashion maven with a trendy flair; and Leah is a chic wizard with makeup and hair.Visit my website to read their bios and see some of what they are best at - making girls & women feel beautiful and confident in photos! They will be contributing to my blog from time to time, giving expert advice and examples of how to look amazing in your own photos. 

We're going to be working on our first project together in the next couple of week: Senior Rep Photo Shoots! I'm still accepting applications for Senior Reps and would love to meet with any High School Seniors you may know that would love amazing Senior Portraits complete with styling sessions from these two gorgeous girls in exchange for promoting our fantastic Senior Portrait experiences. Visit my website for more details and to apply to be a 2013 Senior Rep!

Tuesday, July 24, 2012

Calling All 2013 High School Seniors!

Wohoo! I am STOKED to announce that I am looking for High School Seniors for the 2012-2013 School Year to photograph and spread the news about my Senior Portraits. I have assembled an amazing team of ladies for hair, makeup, and wardrobe styling to make your Portrait Session an experience you'll never forget. Visit the Senior Rep page on my website to get all the details about becoming a Senior Rep for this year and how to apply!

Thursday, July 19, 2012

Back To School Photo Prop Ideas

School is just around the corner friends! All the fun photos you can be taking of the kidlets going to their new classes can be made a little more fun with these creative little props. Try one and you'll get some Back To School photos to cherish forever. 

1// books 2// pencils 3// glasses 4// buses 5// book pages 6// globes 7// chalkboards 8// paper airplanes 9// desks 10// letters

{Books} Books are my all time favorite prop to use. Get a stack of vintage books, take a picture of the child reading their favorite book, or have them stand on a stack of Encyclopedias. So many ideas pop into my head with books! 

{Pencils} Make vases with yellow pencils as an easy way to incorporate the prop- just hot glue the pencils around a tin can. Also, an oversized paper mache or stuffed pencil could be a great prop as well. 

{Glasses} Fake oversize spectacles are the CUTEST on sweet little girls and boys. 

{Buses} This one is a bit harder to find in the summer, so you may need to wait until school is back in session before taking bus photos. 

{Book Pages} Making a book page backdrop is easy as pie, and is a great neutral to layer other decorations on. I have a book page wall in my living room that I've kept up all year- I just hot glued pages onto sheets of kraft paper I stuck on with push pins.

{Globes} You can find globes at many thrift stores or even Teaching Supply Stores- just one is darling, but layering a bunch in many sizes and colors would be even better. 

{Chalkboards} Make your own mini chalkboards and put cute little quotes on them or fun drawings- you can even change the color up by making your own chalkboard paint

{Paper Airplanes} So fun and hip, you can make paper airplanes out of book paper, yellow notebook paper, or brightly colored construction paper in all sorts of shapes and sizes. 

{Desks} I've dreamed of finding a gorgeous vintage desk like the one above, but if you can't find anything vintage, I suggest going to a local school and seeing if they are getting rid of any old desks this year. You may luck out with an avacado green one from the 70's. 

{Letters} Craft stores have a wide selection of wood or paper mache letters and numbers that you can paint and use as fun alphabet props. Spell out some words, use "K" for kindergarden, numbers for the other grades, or just go with ABC & 123. 

{Apples} Of course, you MUST include the old stand-by for Back To School- apples. There are apples in a lot of these pictures, so be sure to try and take it in a unique direction; maybe get an entire bushel of apples, or sting them into a banner of some sort. Have fun with it!

Tuesday, July 17, 2012

Have A Happier Birthday With The Happy Birthday Countdown Printable

New in the Digital Shop Today is this happy & bright Birthday Printable Countdown that coordinates with the Insta Frames that landed last week! So easy to print & cut into a fun countdown to make waiting for your birthday a little more fun!

Wednesday, July 11, 2012

New Happy & Bright Birthday Designs in the Digi Shop

I have a new line hitting the shop this week to help you celebrate all those fun summer birthdays, starting with these versatile little Instagram Square Frames, just $0.99!

All this week I'll be adding more Happy & Bright Birthday designs to the Digital Shop, including printable invitations, birthday cards, banners, and cupcake flags! For my free printable gift tags, visit I Love Rosemary Watson!

Tuesday, July 10, 2012

Branding Client: Wood Creations Furniture

While I feel like nailing down a perfect brand-identity for yourself is a difficult task (what colors do I want, what fonts, what is my logo going to be- AH!), I really enjoy helping other people and small businesses find themselves and what design elements fit their personality. I published Wood Creations Furniture's new website last week, and I am thrilled with the results so far.

Websites should constantly be changing and evolving, and I think that the design and aesthetic we chose for their brand is the perfect facelift for the store and what direction they want to go in for the future. Visit their website & blog to learn more about what they do, the fantastic unfinished furniture they sell, and what kind of awesome deals you can get right now!

Monday, July 9, 2012

A Fabulous At Home Family Shoot in Tempe

I love shooting outdoors. As much as I have learned about studio shooting, nothing beats the gorgeous Arizona lighting at a location full of visual interest and diversity. I had the opportunity of working with the oh so sweet Garnero family, taking their family portraits right in their own backyard and home. From the moment I pulled up to their house, I knew it would be a special session. They live in a tiny little historic district nestled into downtown Tempe, in a home they renovated a couple years ago with a HUGE killer backyard filled with all kinds of treasures. Their children, twins Davie and Niko were two of the smartest, yet friendliest 5th graders I've ever been around. And man, were they just naturals at being photographed. Pam & Ed were as gorgeous of subjects as their kids, and even Frank the Tortise and their chickens joined in the fun. I must admit that this was my very favorite family session to date, and I hope to see more of this lovely family in the future. 

Visit pamanded.rosemary-watson.com to see more of this amazing at-home family portrait session.

Saturday, July 7, 2012

Announcing: Back To School Mini Sessions!

Another super fun happy Mini Session is coming your way, to get some adorable photos of your kids going back to school! 

We'll be holding the sessions at Gangplank HQ, an open shared workspace that we will fill with all our Back To School fanciness

Gangplank HQ 
260 S Arizona Ave
Chandler, AZ 85225

We'll have lots of school photo props and a couple of fun backdrops for some sweet photos of your Littles. Send me an email at rosemary@rosemary-watson.com to choose your session times and to pay your $75 session fee. A list of available sessions will be placed on the blog sidebar & Rosemary Watson Photography Site. Keep checking on the blog to see sneak peeks of the props and backgrounds we'll be using for the sessions!

***UPDATE*** Due to scheduling conflicts, the Back TO School Mini Sessions must be postponed until further notice. I'll be sure to keep everyone updated to the new dates once scheduled.  

Wednesday, July 4, 2012

Happy 4th of July & Free Printable Pennants

Happy 4th of July everyone! To celebrate, print these fabulous Patriotic Pennants to take with you to your parades, fireworks, or stick on cupcakes!

4th Pennants