DIY Photo Shoot Props for Kid's Photo ShootAbout two years ago I made these super cute photo shoot props for my daughter’s second birthday.  They ended up in a box somewhere in the corner of the party and never had their moment to shine.  Flash forward to a recent photo shoot for kids I did with my friend and photographer Morgan Pansing, (she took all these amazing pics!!) and the props got a total rebirth! I’m so glad they’ve stood the test of time and can be used over and over again to bring family cheer all over Los Angeles.

DIY Photo Shoot Props for Kid's Photo ShootDIY Photo Shoot Props for Kid's Photo ShootThe kids loved them and they aded such a fun flavor to the shoot.  The kids could choose from a whole bunch and interact with the prop and their friends.  It was so cute.

DIY Photo Shoot Props for Kid's Photo ShootEach one is made from foam core you can get at your local craft store or order online.  I drew the basic shapes with pencil and cut them out with a box cutter.  Next I either painted them with regular tempera paint or glittered them up by painting on glue and then adding the glitter.

DIY Photo Shoot Props for Kid's Photo ShootThe watermelon and ice cream cone were definitely the favorites. The ice cream cone also had confetti for the sprinkles and a little chalk to highlight the cone.  And of course a glittered cherry on top. I am a cherry girl after all.

DIY Photo Shoot Props for Kid's Photo ShootMy favorite one was the camera.  I love this shot of this little guy clearly taking the  perfect shot.

DIY Photo Shoot Props for Kid's Photo ShootThe photo shoot was a Craft and Click event here in LA.  Every child made a craft (see those little hanging hearts in the background?  They came out soooo cute! Every child made one and got to take them home with their family.  Stay tuned for more details about the hearts and the Craft and Click.)

DIY Photo Shoot Props for Kid's Photo ShootEveryone had a blast and we’ll for sure do one again SOON.  If you’re interested and live in LA, email me for more info!

DIY Photo Shoot Props for Kid's Photo ShootDIY Photo Shoot Props for Kid's Photo ShootIt was just a great great day and I’m so super excited to have these amazing pics of my girls to hang around the house.  Plus I’m so glad these props got the revival they so deserve.  If you try one for yourself just keep it simple.  Try to pick iconic shapes that everyone feels good about.  Thanks for reading along everyone.  xo Meri

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