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A Valentine’s Tradition: DIY Photobooth Pics

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We’ve been making these Valentine’s Day Card since 2011. (Here’s 2012 and 2013).  They are super simple and easy to make.

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For best results, make sure your backdrop is clutter free or monochromatic.  A blank white wall is ideal.

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You don’t need that much space either.  There’s this small section of blank unobstructed wall in our bedroom between the dresser and the door that I use to take a lot of their photos.  Our bedroom is tiny. I have to sit on bed to take their photos.

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Then snap away. Lately they’ve developed a fake-smile-for-the-camera-smile. To try to capture more natural smiles and expressions I engage them in conversation while I’m snapping away (using my iPhone 4S).

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48 frames later, I choose five favorites and edit them in lightroom (using Get Totally Rad’s Replichrome Film Presets)

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To create the photobooth strip, use my DIY Project No. 4 Photobooth Templates (it’s a free download!). Print and cut, then add them to a blank card (the photobooth template also includes a simple card template).

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eta: just updated the templates this morning to include cut lines and editable text layers. Download the updated files HERE.

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{ 5 comments… add one }

  • Pink Ronnie February 14, 2014, 7:34 pm

    Your girls are sooo adorable.
    Ronnie xo

  • Erin February 14, 2014, 9:23 pm

    very cute & simple idea :) <3

    Erin, beingerin.com

  • Claudette February 15, 2014, 8:27 am

    I love this! So cute!

  • Mandy February 20, 2014, 5:51 am

    I love this idea! I was thinking of doing a photo booth with my kids but I think I just over thought it for style. Great tradition!

  • Free Template May 18, 2015, 1:36 am

    thanks for nice sharing

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