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Hello Spring + behind-the-scenes of creative photography

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Hello, first day of spring! Can you tell in this picture how happy I am for this season?! Let’s say goodbye to thick clothes, and say hello to more fun, lightweight outfits. 😉 I love spring because it gives our family a reason to go out and enjoy the weather.  Whether we go to the beach, park, or other fun places, spring makes it all more enjoyable. Also, this season is when I will be celebrating my birthday with my youngest son for the first time! Today on Hello Island Mama, I also wanted to share how I created this spring themed photo with my chill baby. :) Scroll down for some fun!

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First, I googled an image of a bike, so I could sketch it and tweak some areas to fit my idea for this shoot. The more simple the sketch, the better, since I imported this illustration into Photoshop and added more details there.

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I did the cleaning in Photoshop by removing the background and decided to make the bike white in color by using “Color Overlay”.

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I know, I look silly here… Haha! But anyway, I used a counter stool for me to sit down on and pose in the position that I liked for the riding on a bike concept. Take note that you should check your clothes, like your top, to make sure it’s in the right flow. This also helps to add a more realistic look to the image when you’ve removed the background.

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Here’s the close up shot in my Photoshop workspace.

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Since I used a biking concept, I thought it was better to add a wind blown hair effect. I used my hair dryer (on the cold setting of course) to do the trick. I selected the hair to manipulate in the main image.

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I’m wearing a flowy pink top from Pink Blush, with pretty lace details. I also paird it with white jeans and a pair of slide sandals (similar to these).

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Of course, my little man wanted to join in on the fun too! His big brothers didn’t make it in the photo since they are too heavy to ride on the imaginary bike. 😉 However, it might be possible in real life to ride with 3 kids with something similar to this. That photo was taken in the Philippines. Haha!

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I hope you enjoyed today’s creative post! What are you looking forward to in this new season?

“As surely as the sun rises, he will appear; he will come to us like the winter rains, like the spring rains that water the earth.” – Hosea 6:3

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9 Responses to “Hello Spring + behind-the-scenes of creative photography”

  1. Wow! That is amazing! I love it, especially how your baby is in the basket. I can’t wait to see more of what you do.

  2. Kylie Abreu says:

    I love this. It is so creative. I want to do it but don’t have photoshop

  3. Amy says:

    This is SO cool! So clever! Thanks for sharing!

  4. Jenn says:

    This Is far more creative than I could ever be! Koodo to you.

  5. candy says:

    I am not as creative in this area as your are. Love your photos and ideas.

  6. Amanda says:

    Today is the first day it feels like Spring in Chicago and it’s glorious! We actually went on a bike ride already this morning…now I just need to be crafty enough to make bike photos like this! Gorgeous!

  7. Marcie says:

    I had to keep scrolling up and down to see how you did this! I mean, it’s just super cute. I’m a bit intimidated to try myself, but I might give it a whirl!

  8. danielle says:

    I love this! It is so fun to see how people do their behind the lens creative projects! Thanks for sharing for sure.

    xx

    danielle

    clarkandaldine.com

  9. Melissa says:

    Wow! I’m envious of your skills! So creative! Really great design!

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Hello Island Mama is a makeup, DIY, design, and lifestyle blog by Em Smith. She is the mother of three boys and a wife, who loves to inspire and encourage others through her works and stories. Originally from the Philippines.

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