How to make Wee Lil Angel Wings-Photoprop

Admit it many of us have bought chincy little angel wings as props. I have found most of them to be of poor quality and definitely not made for a newborn, nor are they very comfortable! So I set out to make my own, here is how!

How to make wee lil angel wings. Gather your supplies you will need:
-Loose feather
-Matching boa
-Hot glue gun and glue sticks
-Scissors
-Rice
-Matching Felt


Start off by cutting your felt square or circular shape, I would say generally a 2x2 or 3x3 will probably do if you are using it on a newborn.

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Dawson {family} | Killeen family photographer

I enjoy this family so much! When I heard the Dawson's would be in town for one week - I knew I had to jump on the opportunity to photograph them again.  They are so much fun and you can just see how much they love each other ♥ I wish you the very best Dawson family, safe travels as you head up North.  My heart, and my thoughts go with you.


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Tamika {maternity} | Killeen maternity photographer

You've seen her other little ones before, here are some highlights of sessions with Tamika's family - when I first met her with her cuties and when I met the rest of her extended family. I am so lucky to be able to call her friend, the fabulous cake and sweets maker of Sweet Retreats.  She has now opened up a boutique that offers some fabulous prop accessories like headbands - Buttons, Buckles & Bows!
I am so excited to meet your newest little darling next month ♥

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Tiny changes - Big difference

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Body language - it's the way photographers convey the meaning in images.  Everyone has a bad angle, and everyone has their best angles....it is your job as a photographer to figure out the very best way to photograph your clients so that they look their very best.




1. I start out far away so that I can 'see' with my camera eye (yes that's my own way of saying it) - the view IS different. Here you can see that her front leg is bent - creating a nice curve.  Also notice that her elbow is bent - thus creating that beautiful shape that is oh-so-feminine.
2. I moved in closer so that I could get a better view of that adorable belly. You can tell by the angle that I am slightly below her eye level (making her head seem smaller than it is and making her belly look larger). The 90* angle is ok but not completely flattering.
3. I moved up above/equal to her eye level so that it equals out the proportions of head|belly. Again the 90* angle isn't quite IT.
4. Now that the angle is higher than eye level I moved slightly to the left so it isn't quite 90* but still showing the belly size. In addition to the angle and sidestepping I also adjusted her hand to rest on to of her belly dividing the breast|belly line.
*I remind my maternity clients to always keep their fingers together - to avoid the look they are 'clawing' at their belly.

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1. Again I start further back and tell them to hug the belly.
2. I switch up the angle again to see how it looks.
3. I prefer the angle of more straight on for this particular shot, something just wasn't right...
4. The hands! If it doesn't seem to click swap the hands.

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1. As always I back it up first - I had an idea in my head but it didn't translate well so it was time to move.
2. Tried a variation of my idea - again it didn't quite work - mainly because her belly was leading and making her head seem smaller than it is.
3. A new angle - I move - if I have an idea I move around until I get it right. Keeping her in the same position but gaining different perspectives yields a very different result.

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1. You can see it isn't bad - but it is definitely off. Hands are good, arm placement good....
2. Change up the legs! By having her bring her front leg forward and on her toe it instantly slims her and creates a great feminine shape.
3. Again it isn't bad and everything is pretty much as it should be, but it isn't complimentary.
4. A slight change of hand placement - moving it back to create a bit of space between arm|back allows the eye to see the shape of her body, instantly slimming her again.

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