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Jazzing Up Your Photos with Sidewalk Chalk

We’re FINALLY having professional family photos taken next weekend and I’m so excited!  (There is a small chance it might not happen due to C developing a very persistent stye in his eye – of course -  but I’m sticking my head firmly into the sand and moving forward with haircuts, outfit selection, and the like as if everything will go off without a hitch.)


I found this wonderful photographer through a question/comment she left right here at MPMK.  As shoot time approaches, we’ve been emailing about the details and one of the things she asked was whether I prefer a more natural or urban motif.  That made my head spin a little.  I’d been picturing the standard photos in a grassy field, was she trying to tell me there was another option?


A quick review of photos on pinterest revealed that there certainly was.  And just like that I discovered my urban side.  I’ll be sure to share the photos once we get them.  For today I wanted to share something else I unearthed in my pinterest search, the use of sidewalk chalk as a photo prop.  I’ve rounded up 10 easy-to-do-at-home setups. (OK, 9 that are easy-to-do-at-home and 1 that’s completely astounding.)  Enjoy and happy weekend!


Photo by WMC Photography via i heart faces.

Photo via Burgh Baby.
Photo via one eye click.
photo from J.Crew via ohdeedoh.
photo via pinterest.
photo via pinterest.
 photo via The Broke-Ass Bride.
photo via pinterest.

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{ 7 comments… read them below or add one }

Kathryn Lagden September 23, 2011 at 6:25 pm

Love this idea! Hubby is pretty creative with the chalk so I’m thinking we could create something fun for a digital xmas card.


Curly Birds September 24, 2011 at 4:02 am

These are so cool


Kathy September 24, 2011 at 3:02 pm

What a fun – and inexpensive! – way to create memorable photos! Thanks for sharing!


Carrie September 29, 2011 at 7:39 pm

Oh my gosh– genius. Maybe we’ll have to try something like this?


Maya October 5, 2011 at 6:39 pm

The little girl with the umbrella is from burghbaby.com. She has an entire series of amazing chalk photos.


Steph at ModernParentsMessyKids.com October 5, 2011 at 8:06 pm

Thank You Maya! It took me a while but I found the original post on her site (so cool) and updated the photo credit.


Tosha October 8, 2012 at 10:00 pm

Very nice! I love love love the chalk ideas. Totally creative! I can’t wait to try them out with my two daughters and maybe even my fiance! :-)


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