Monday, June 8, 2015

Summer Swing Photoshoot

The romance of a swing covered in fresh flowers
just can't be equaled.  It conjures up lazy days
filled with laughter and fun.

Add a darling little girl, whose eyes just sparkle
with the joy of life, and nothing could be sweeter.

This photoshoot was to celebrate Gracie's second birthday.
Her mother had decided she wanted to take photos with
a flower covered swing and behind my sister's property
in Texas there is a gorgeous wooded area with
several wooden swings hanging.

You can see how pretty the setting is with a pond
in the background.

The task at hand was to cover the chain sides
of the swing without spending a fortune in 
real flowers.  

We started with some fake greenery and silk
forsythia that my sister, Jean, had in a vase.
We wired those on, only going up as far as
we thought the camera would need to go for

Then using $30 worth of fresh flowers, I wired the
fresh ones onto the chain in small clusters.

For the project, we had purchased one bunch of 
cream colored roses, two - three bunches of baby's
breath and two bunches of blush colored carnations.

In addition, I wired together some of the baby's breath 
for a hair wreath, and put together a small bouquet.

I think we used everything except one bunch of baby's
breath, but you can see it was really full and beautiful.

Gracie was the perfect participant.  She even had a change
of clothes, this white one, 

and a blush pink with gold lace that her Grandma Jeannie
bought for her.

You can see how much fun she is having.
Her eyes just sparkle!

It was so fun to create such a magical
photo shoot.  We even had joggers pass by
who asked to have their photo taken in the

After I saw how beautiful the swing turned
out, I headed back into the house to find an
outfit that I could have my photo taken in!

Everybody ended up having their photos taken
in the gorgeous flower covered swing.

Thanks Heather for letting me help in such a fun photo shoot.

Heather took the real photos.  I took the "how to" photos.

I will be sharing this with

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  1. Well, how sweet is that? Love the creativity of dressing the swing in flowers. It makes a lovely photo shoot and I can see why everyone wanted their photo taken. You look fabulous Happy birthday sweet little Gracie.

  2. Jacqueline, the flower covered swing is a darling idea. Of course the TX setting speaks to my heart. The hill country is so beautiful. Gracie is adorable! These photos are going to be cherished for many years to come. Going to pass this idea along to friends.
    Would love to connect sometime when you are here visiting. San Antonio and the hill country are just a conversation away. '-)

  3. So lovey! It does make you feel that it is from a time long gone. Great idea we might just steal it for 2 year pics of Bliss Gracie!

  4. Amazing photos, Jacqueline! The swing is adorable. And so is little Gracie!

  5. Thank you so much for your help with the photoshoot aunt Jackie!! It wouldn't have turned out this beautiful without you! Love you.

  6. Jacqueline, Gracie is so sweet and she does look like she is having the best time!! I love this idea and your swing styling is just gorgeous. And so are you! I can see why everyone wanted to have a picture taken in such a magical spot. Happy birthday to the little darling. Linda

  7. Gracie is adorable and this is a wonderful idea for a photoshoot!

  8. Simply adorable idea Jacqueline! I love the one where she's standing and leaning on the swing seat! I'm passing this along to my daughter for ideas for our little princess!

  9. So much prettiness, love the wee flowers on the swing and the cute wee girl.

  10. Gracie is adorable and you gals did an awesome job with the flowers on the swing and for her. A very nice photo of you too Jacqueline, love your outfit!

  11. Beautiful Home & Garden models , worth..

  12. Beautiful Home & Garden models , worth..

  13. Beautiful Home & Garden models , worth..

  14. The most darling photos of that sweet child. And how lovely you look!

  15. It's hard to choose one but if I had to decide, so far, for a favorite post this would be it.
    It has all ingredientes and even a bonus - you having fun like that precious little girl.


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