December 09, 2016

Birthday shoot: Roses, tulle, leather and a lot of pink

Last year's birthday shoot was all about balloons 🎈 and vibrant colors. This year's  shoot had a lil bit of tulle, leather, and pink and burgundy roses. Because I was too impatient to find someone to take the pictures, I went through the herculean task of  shooting myself! It certainly was no easy feat and below are my tongue-in-cheek tips and tricks for taking your birthday pictures when you can't find your tripod and you are too impatient to wait for someone to help you.

1. Look for a nice spot in the yard
2. Use safety and bobby pins to attach Dollar Tree roses to the shrubs that is to be your background
3.  Drag a table outside and use any stable object to raise your camera to the right height (in my case, a bucket and two hardcover books)
4. Grab a rusty garden stool and sit (the tulle is bound to become a victim of the rustiness)
5. Drape over your skirt,  the 4 yards of tulle fabric you got for $0.98 per yard. Yeah, its not a real tulle skirt. It is just draped over a skirt of the same color
6. Grab the fake bouquet of plastic roses you found in the house
7. Grab your camera's remote control, smile, and click. You'll have to be quick so you can hide the remote before the shutter goes off. Better still, just drop the remote in the grass!

... and, voila, fun birthday pictures! :-)

...and oh, do not attempt to set up your photo shoot space in your heels. You might just end up faced down in the grass. I learned the hard way. Lol!

Happy weekend chicas.


  1. These are great tips and the pictures look amazing. I love the idea of pinning the flowers to the shrubs and draping the yards of tulle over your skirt. I trust you had a wonderful time on your birthday.

  2. How clever!!! Nice tips hun. The 2nd pic is my fave.
    Enjoy ur weekend


  3. Hiding the remote got me laughing so hard. You got great shots for sure. Happy birthday beautiful.

  4. hahaha!!Original one man photoshoot.No time jare!Do your thing.Pictures came out beautiful.
    Hope you had an amazing day!

  5. Lovely tips and lovely you!!! Happy Birthday gorgeous!

  6. Hope you had a wonderful birthday! Thanks so sharing these tips. :) You look gorgeous in these photos!

    Looks by Lau

  7. Oh Wow! You did an amazing job. I can't believe it is not a real tulle skirt. Beautiful photography and nice tips.

  8. wow love the tulle! SO cute and your makeup is always flawless girlll!

  9. love the photography! cute shoot <3

    Have a Merry Christmas!
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  10. I am convinced that any color looks good on YOU. Your complexion is so beautiful. You compliment anything that you put on.

  11. Wonderful outfit ! You are a real princess. Kisses :)

  12. I can’t beleive that yOu too these yourself 😍😍😍😍 great job and happy birthday beautiful