My personal goal for this session was to make it as cheap as possible and to use as many supplies I already had. I'll start at the top
1. Teepee- Bamboo poles and a white blanket
2. Crown- I made this crown the week leading up to the session with the help of my wonderful Gramma in-law. I have very minimal sewing skills)
3.Baby bed- Years ago, when I was little my Grampa made various play things. I was blessed enough to get the last bed left a few months ago. It was painted white. I repainted it offwhite. I have the bed to use for newborn session.
4. "Mattresses"- This part of the set up was the only part I struggled to find a cheap, easy way. Finally I decided on pillows. I bought about a 1/2 yard of each fabric and wrapped it around the front of the pillow to form the appearance of mattresses.
5. Paper lanterns- I hadn't originally planned for the lanterns to be used but while packing for the session I saw them and figured it couldn't hurt. If I were to have originally planned to bring them I would've preferred to have different sizes of the lanterns and possibly a few more. It helped bring the set up together and bridged the gap of the spaces between the teepee and bed.
6. Decorative box- used as a sort of table
7. Candle holders- I used a large glass candle holder and two mini candle holders. The large glass candle holder had a candle inside with partially thawed out frozen peas poured around. The small candle holders had no candles with pea poured inside.
8. Bird shakers- A few months back I shot a wedding at Hanover College. I often refer to it as my Romanian wedding. One of their wedding favors were these bird salt and pepper shakers. I'm so glad they made me take them home because I love them and have used them several times.