Sunday, February 5, 2017

Vintage VALentine 2017

Our Vintage VALentine shoot for 2017 was sparked by a
baking set-up we created for our Valentine Still-Life Party.

It looked so vintage, I KNEW Vintage Val must wear the pretty
pink floral apron I found years ago in a boutique while on vacation.

I placed my large white board behind her in my kitchen
and later added the FAB vintage PINK kitchen!

The pink vintage mixing bowl is from a thrift shop and
the wonderful pink rolling pin is from Target!

My Vintage Val shoots take careful planning and attention to details.

No way was I going to mix up a batch of cookies.
I simply bought a few rolls of Pillsbury Sugar Cookie dough!

I baked a batch of heart-shaped cookies the night before the shoot and
my hubby wanted to eat my props...ha ha!!

I LOVE the pink mixer in the background! 

We shot the cookie decorating photos at my kitchen table
with the white board behind her so I could add vintage wallpaper.

Of course, Vintage Val had a romantic Valentine's date planned
that evening.  Here, she is cozied up by the fire waiting for
her date to arrive!

These photos were a lovely challenge!

I photographed them by the fireplace in my family room
at about 4:30 pm when it was getting dark outside.

The only light in the room was those few small candles on the table,
and from a 3-bulb lamp I placed
across the room to illuminate her face!

I was going for a rich, warm, golden tone.

I added the flames in the fireplace and
 resulting glow in photoshop!

This scene idea was sparked when a neighbor bought this vintage
red dress from an online shop in China.
When the dress arrived it looked sadly cheap
and was tiny.  She asked if I'd like it for Vintage Val.

Fortunately, it photographed beautifully in
the warm glow setting!

The door bell rings!

He's here...



  1. I love vintage val. The pictures are awesome. Vals a lucky girl, you photograph her so well.

  2. Love,love Vintage Val! Thanks for sharing.

  3. I absolutely love this!! You are so creative and inspiring!