Tuesday, November 8, 2011

Dress makeover for holiday photos

This year while at Creative Estates I met Katie from Sweet Rose Studio.  I knew I liked her instantly and was incredibly excited to learn she was a photographer AND lived just a few miles from me!  She took our holiday photos this year.  I just received the disc in the mail.  The pictures are fantastic and I am so excited to start working on our holiday cards!  I could go on and on about how great Katie is but first I want to share the details of my daughter's dress and headband.
photography by Sweet Rose Studio
It didn't start out this pretty.  My grandmother had picked up the dress from a small town second hand store.  It fit my daughter perfectly and I loved the red but I wasn't a big fan of the beaded trim.

I picked up some cute dotted trim from Hobby Lobby before I had this dress makeover in mind.  It was perfect for the dress!  I had a small piece leftover so I made a matching headband.  I used my glue gun to attach the embellishment to the headband and then added a small piece of felt to cover the back. 

I love how the dress and headband turned out!  Katie did a great job with our family photos!  I should share that just minutes before we took pictures my daughter went running to Katie and tripped over a concrete parking barrier.  The fall looked horrible and gave my daughter quite a few battle wounds!  She had bloody elbows and road rash on her knees.  She also had a big bump on her forehead.  I'm amazed by Katie's editing skills...you certainly can't see any of the injuries in our completed photos!
photography by Sweet Rose Studio



Beverly {Flamingo Toes} said...

The dress is sooo cute Heather!! and I love the matching little hairbow. It looks like Katie did a great job. :) Wish she lived closer to us!!!

A Couple of Craft Addicts said...

She looks so grown up in these pictures. Love your changes.

Katie {Sweet Rose Studio} said...

Thanks so much for sharing Heather! You are too sweet and I loved working with you. Gabby is just too cute!