Stacey Haslem » Portraiture & Fine Art Photography

balloon wonderland

I  am in another amazing workshop over at Clickin’ Moms, Elements of Design. One week we had to study color and effectively use it in our images. Color is not something that is strong in my images. It is in a lot of my images, but I wouldn’t say it plays any particular role most of the time. During the week, I envisioned my living room as a balloon wonderland and I made it come to life. I spent a day, literally from ten in the morning until three in the afternoon setting this up. I rented a helium take to blow up over 140 balloons, tied strings to them and then moved every piece of furniture out of my living room. Me. All by myself. I was tired before I even clicked the camera. All that was needed was four kiddos to play. Completely worth it <3

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  • Jessica Holden - These were worth the effort; they are so much fun!! I’m not sure, but I think the very last one is my favorite…ReplyCancel

  • Cortney - Will you come photograph my newborn when he is born? Beginning of October?! PLEASE!! You are just too wonderful.ReplyCancel

  • Lacey - I am SO happy you are loving your workshop experience. It has been wonderful watching you grow during your courses! These photos are just heaven for little kids, and I love that you brought this idea to life!!ReplyCancel

  • Elle - I am in love with this idea Stacey!!! These images are so precious, especially the one with those little feet lifting off the ground!ReplyCancel

  • Holly Thompson - Oh my! This is positively magical!!! Wow! What a fun experience for you and your kids! LOVE the jumping shot… he looks like he’s floating away!ReplyCancel

  • Mrs. Fun - This is such a fun idea. I love all the light and the color pop.ReplyCancel

  • Kristin - These are SO fun!!! Lovely colors, beautiful light, adorable kids. Definite recipe for success and well worth the effort you put into creating this wonderland. :)ReplyCancel

  • Julie Anders - Stacey, I’m just tired reading what you went through to get these shots! They are just wonderful! The reds against the neutral colors of your living room! Children dressed in coordinating outfits :) I LOVE these!! Are these all your children?ReplyCancel

  • hope - i love that you made this happen. these are so much fun. love the splash of red.ReplyCancel

  • Christy - Look at how much fun they are having! I love the bright red against the neutral background. I always enjoy visiting you blog. :)ReplyCancel

  • Amii - Stacey, I’ve already commented on these elsewhere but I couldn’t resist to stop by just say how much I love these shots! So colorful and full of wonder! Can you imagine what memories your children will have of this moment??? Love them!ReplyCancel

  • Rebecca Spencer - Wow wow wow! These are amazing. Such wonderful colours and such fun. Fabulous job!ReplyCancel

  • staceyrw - I can appreciate all of the effort you went through to get these shots (a lot!!!) but man, what a reward!!! These photos are fantastic and I bet even with your exhaustion you are so happy you did it! It’s funny, my brother did a similar thing when he proposed to his girlfriend…except he tied washers to each balloon so they would stay at a specific height and one of the balloons had the ring (might have been the only balloon without a washer.) Sometimes the more effort, the more fantastic! I like how these photographs involve different kids – some photos with all, some with one, some with different interactions of kids. It adds to the experience…and makes it feel like more of an experience. These photograph appear to be an afternoon of complete joy for your children! What a fun thing to witness and capture!ReplyCancel

  • ATI - OMG! Great Idea! Great Execution! LOVE IT!!!!! :)ReplyCancel

  • Emily Krbec - love love love love love love love love loveReplyCancel

  • melody - I love these pictures….I applaud your patience…I hate tying balloons!! But what a great outcome!ReplyCancel

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