If you follow me on Instagram you will have most likely seen a couple of photos that I posted recently of my daughter and I wearing tutu’s. I even posted a time lapse on there showing the process of making my daughters one, showing how easy it is.
Since the moment I found out I was pregnant with a little girl, I allowed myself to dream about what kind of things having a girl might involve. Whereas before, I daren’t let myself think too much about anything that involved having a girl, as I was convinced that I was probably just going to be blessed with boys.
So of course I went into overdrive a little when I found out and dressing up in tutu’s was one of those ideas. I also knew that I didn’t want to spend a fortune buying them, when they were simply going to be used for some photos. So I did some research and realised that it’s actually pretty simple to make a tutu from scratch…that involves no sewing. No sewing meant that I could definitely make one and manage to not cock it up!
I started out making a rainbow coloured one first and then I moved onto making a baby and adult one using white and pink tulle fabric. I can see myself making her many more throughout the years now, so I’m glad that I took the time to give them a whirl.
I had in mind some poses that I wanted to achieve and had created a little inspiration board on Pinterest so that I wouldn’t forget them all.
After painstakingly tracking down a suitable backdrop for the shoot, we eventually set off on a drizzly day to get the photos I’d had in mind for a while.
Annoyingly there appears to be next to no places in the area we live in with backdrops that are suitable to stand in front of prancing in a tutu. So after searching the local areas that would be quiet enough to allow us to take some shots without an audience, we eventually decided to use this shutter on an industrial estate.
I’m so jealous of all the amazing places I see on US Instagram feeds where they feature such large, bright buildings. I’d see photo opportunities at every turn in some of the cities there.
Luckily Georgie was an absolute angel on the day and tolerated it so well. She’s not normally such a willing model and I’m so proud of her for this alone.
We took various shots of her changing faces which make me smile as she’s such an expressive little girl. She does the best nose wrinkling at the moment.
Part of the fun with this is dressing up. I’ve always been a fan of fancy dress and wearing something that I wouldn’t ordinarily wear. Although I can imagine my daughter going around the shops in a tutu one day…I don’t think that I’ll be able to get away with that, ha ha.
At one time I would have never imagined making a tutu for myself but here I am wearing a baby pink one, that is so very girly.
I’m so pleased with how the photos turned out, as it really was a quick turnaround, we jumped out of the car, quickly put on our skirts and got as many shots as we could before it poured down and before we were moved on – as there were signs everywhere stating that it was private land. The things we’ll do for a photo these days.
Our eskimo kiss is one of my favourites for sure.
If you’re looking for a photoshoot idea, then I think this is one of those mother and daughter things that makes some wonderful memories and if you’ve never worn a tutu, then this is the perfect excuse to put one on. These photos are everything I’d envisioned and more and I’m so very glad that we found the time to make it a reality.
For anyone that is tempted to try making their own tutu then you can see my tutorial on how to create one yourself. I hope you’ll try one out too 🙂