I’m slightly obsessed with taking pictures of my child, like snapping pictures of her at Target, practically every meal, reading, sleeping, etc. When it came to the monthly pictures, I knew I wanted to do something special. Before Teddy was born I browsed tons of Instagram pictures, Pinterest pages and more to find inspiration. I knew I wanted to keep a theme of one color throughout the whole 12 months. Teddy’s gender was a surprise so I figured I’d use shades of green if it was a boy and purple for a girl and either way grey/white would be a second color. Needless to say, we went with purple.
Sometimes the purple was her clothes, other times it was in the props themselves. I had so much fun creating the backgrounds. My mom was a huge help too in finding things like the block for month 2 and the card for month 8. My least favorite was month 4. I’m not crazy about the filter I used. Her pants ended up becoming really dark and the fish rocks became almost a pink. Otherwise, I think they turned it great! I cannot wait to do the same with the next kiddo.
Messiest and most emotional picture for me. 😢
I pulled off the petals from faux flowers for this one.
Teddy was so upset I wouldn’t let her touch the ribbon. One of the hardest ones for sure.
9 balloons. Her little ponytail 🦄
I reused the same cardboard from month 7 and covered it with a yard of fabric.
Party Pom Poms found on Amazon or the party store.
Thick purple ribbon with button letters found at a craft store.
That “five” was big scooting motivation
Fish rocks. Like I said, not my favorite but who could resist those rosy cheeks?
Several hundred paint chips cut into hexagons with a tool I found on Amazon. Tip: Go with the largest size.
I was thrilled when my mom found this vintage painted block with a purple 2 at a toy store bin.
Oh how I miss those teeny tiny little toes.