Happy Halloween | Fotostudio 67117 Limburgerhof | Fotograf Mannheim Ludwigshafen Speyer

My youngest son loves to be scary right now.
When we were picking out his Halloween costume for this year,
the only thing it had to be was SCARY.

So when his costume was put together,
we decided it would be fun to make some scary pictures to fit his scary look.
I really enjoy spending time with him and experiencing how his brain works.
He has so many good ideas!

Whenever I start a project that I know will be a composite, the first thing I need to know is the theme.
My son, of course, wanted a scary theme.
He wanted to be a monster and that monster should be scary!
He had his costume, so we thought about what we would like to do with it.
We decided we also wanted a carved pumpkin to fit in with the scary Halloween theme.
So the second thing we did was get a pumpkin and carved it out.
The third thing we did was think about what setting we wanted.
We went online and looked at backgrounds on a stock site and decided on the graveyard scene and bought a stock picture
(there are all sorts of sites online that sell stock pictures and these are great to use as digital backgrounds if you don’t have your own supply of the type of background you need!).
Having the background before I actually take the picture is important because I need to know how the light is falling in order to set up the lights in the studio for the picture of the subject.
We decided we wanted two set ups.
One showing the monster in the larger background.
And one showing my son escaping out of his pumpkin jail with a closer up shot concentrating on him.
After getting the shots we needed, I started working in Photoshop combining the pictures.

While working on the first picture, I realized the grave stone we had originally thought he would be leaning against, wouldn’t work the way I wanted it to.
So again, I went on the stock site and found a single grave stone I could use to build into the scene for him to lean against.
By then it was dark, so I lit our pumpkin with a candle and took a picture of it to use for glowing eyes and mouth.
Here is the first picture again, with all the pictures used to create the composite underneath it:

We wanted a close up for the second picture that would show him as a “normal” boy escaping from his pumpkin jail.
I used a section of the same background and photographed him close up, focusing on the pumpkin in his hand.
Then he lay on two little stools in between ladder legs and imagined the triumph he would feel as he made his way out of his jail.
Here is the second picture again with the pictures used to create it underneath it:

It was a fun Saturday with my son and we had lots of good times watching the final picture take shape!

Click on the link to view an album on Flickr with more creative composites:
https://www.flickr.com/photos/cheryle_kupsch/albums/72157674157873032

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Sneak Peek | Familien-Fotoshooting | Fotostudio 67117 Limburgerhof | Fotograf Mannheim Ludwigshafen Speyer

There was a lot of action and cuteness in my studio on Saturday!

Here is your sneak peek:

Up Up and Away!
even in the studio, it is possible to fly 😉

These pictures can also be viewed in my sneak peek album
or on my business page on Facebook.

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Sneak Peek | Smash the Cake | Fotostudio 67117 Limburgerhof | Fotograf Mannheim Ludwigshafen Speyer

Turning one year old is cause for a big celebration!
And it’s also a great reason to have a photo session!

A darling little boy who has just turned one visited me on Saturday.
He showed me how he was learning to walk and how he liked balloons and flying!
And of course, just simply being his cute little self.

Then we went into the studio and he had lots of fun
getting down to the serious business of smashing his Cookie Monster cake!

and afterwards we went back outside for some cleaning up and bubbles!
Afterwards, he had his lunch and a nice long sleep.
Photos sessions are fun but also a lot of work!
Happy Birthday handsome boy!

These pictures can also be viewed in my sneak peek album
or on my business page on Facebook.

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Sneak Peek | Neugeborenen-Fotoshooting | Fotostudio 67117 Limburgerhof | Fotograf Mannheim Ludwigshafen Mannheim

I hope everyone has had a great summer holiday!
I was lucky enough to be able to go to Canada this summer to see family and loved ones again!
Coming home and dealing with jet lag is never fun but the fun times make it all worthwhile!

As I was flying to Canada, my newest little client was making his entrance into the world!
On Friday he visited me in my studio with his family for his photo session.
Although he was over 5 weeks old already (photographers like to photograph newborns under 2 weeks old),
he was a terrific model giving us both awake and sleeping poses!
Isn’t he just the cutest with his chubby little cheeks!
Here is his sneak peek!




I love how he was watching his Mama and trying to copy her facial expressions in this next series of pictures!

These pictures can also be viewed in my sneak peek album
or on my business page on Facebook.

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Sneak Peek | Neugeborenen-Fotoshooting | Fotostudio 67117 LImburgerhof | Fotograf Ludwigshafen Mannheim Speyer

In two days, I will be on an airplane flying to Canada for a visit with family and friends!
I’m wrapping up the last of my business things that need to be done before I fly.
One of the things that I for sure wanted to get done is a little sneak peek
of an adorable baby boy who came to my studio on the weekend for his first photo session.

Here a few pictures for his Mama and Papa to enjoy
before I get home from holidays and can finish his gallery!



These pictures can also be viewed in my sneak peek album
or on my business page on Facebook.

I wish everyone a wonderful summer holiday!

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