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10 easy ways to display your photos | part two

Well here is the second part of the series 10 easy ways to display your photos. I’m on a mission to get you to actually print and display those images that have been stuck on your computer for months or even years! When we moved into our new house 2 years ago, I made a…

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10 easy ways to display your photos | Part one

Well I’m on a mission to encourage everyone to actually print and display their photos! We all have so many photos, whether its from our phones, our own cameras or professional images. Then what happens…..they sit on the computer. Yes we’ll occasionally browse through them, but generally they’re never to be seen again! Here is part…

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Tween Girl | Fraser Valley Portrait Photographer

Here are the last couple of images of the beautiful Bailey. These are more tween portraits. She’s wearing the shoulder piece that I made and finally remembered to use! You can see the gorgeous images from Baileys ballet dance session here and here. Here is a collage of images from the process of tea staining…

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Ballet Dancer – part two | Fraser Valley Portrait Photographer

Here is part two of the amazing ballet dancer, Bailey, that I had the honour of photographing. This tulle skirt I made and it looks fantastic in photographs. If you’d like to be photographed in a couture gown, give me a call, I’d love to plan it with you! See the images from part one…

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DIY Painted Backdrop | Fraser Valley Portrait Photographer

So I recently posted a couple of images into a wonderful Facebook group that I belong to. These images were from my latest session of an amazing dancer. The blog post of her will be up soon! For this session I used hand painted backdrops that a friend and I made. I had so many…

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  • LindaFebruary 17, 2015 - 2:03 pm

    Is the fabric conditioner purchased at a paint store and in how big of container? Love these and can’t wait to try it!ReplyCancel

    • chelleFebruary 17, 2015 - 3:28 pm

      fabric conditioner was bought from grocery store. I used almost 2L per backdrop 🙂ReplyCancel

  • DawnFebruary 17, 2015 - 3:29 pm

    Thanks so much for this tutorial! Did the paint dry quickly as you were trying to blend it? I was considering adding an “Extender” to the paint being blended so it doesn’t dry as fast.
    Is fabric conditioner the same as fabric softener?
    DawnReplyCancel

    • chelleFebruary 17, 2015 - 3:33 pm

      yes fabric conditioner is the same as fabric softener. the second coat of paint did dry pretty quickly. We used very wet sponges to blend the paint.ReplyCancel

  • ClaudiaFebruary 17, 2015 - 5:00 pm

    Thank you for sharing this! Can you please let me know what type of material did you use and how big (with & height?) Thank you so much!!ReplyCancel

    • chelleFebruary 17, 2015 - 6:51 pm

      It was a muslin I think. It was an old photography backdrop that we used. Dimensions were roughly 10′ wide x 14′ long and the smaller one was 10′ wide by 11′ long.ReplyCancel

  • Susan CoppFebruary 17, 2015 - 9:56 pm

    Thanks for the awesome post, Michelle! I am just getting started so my backdrops are limited. I will definitely give this a go!ReplyCancel

  • monicaMarch 20, 2016 - 5:28 pm

    Love these backdrops, especially the color and soft blending. Can you share the color names and brands you used on each backdrop? I’d love to give it a try. Thank your for sharing!ReplyCancel

    • chelleMarch 26, 2016 - 4:10 pm

      Hi. Sorry I didn’t make a note of the colours. I wish I had! The brand was CIL though.ReplyCancel