The Fourth of July is coming up here in the States (well...I guess everywhere has a 4th of July, but it's not Independence Day for everyone)! I LOVE Independence Day. It is one of my favorite holidays. I love the parades, the food, the fireworks, and the fun. I still don't know exactly how we're celebrating it this year yet, but it'll be fun!
I went back through our submissions from this past year to pull out any 4th of July emails that we hadn't posted yet, and we don't have all that many! I was surprised. We must have used them all last year (I guess that means we need more 4th submissions!). But I did find a gem to show you today about a 4th of July photo shoot. Rebecca saw the pin below and used it as inspiration for their Independence Day picture adventure.
The Original Pin
Her happy baby couldn't sit up on her own yet, so they decided to modify things a little to fit the situation. Instead of having the watermelon sitting up, they hollowed it out and had it laying down. They left it out in the sun to warm up, lined it with a towel for comfort, and then they put their normally happy baby in. To see the photo that they found on Pinterest go to http://fullerfun.blogspot.com/2010/07/baby-watermelon.html.
She just wasn't impressed at all, poor thing. But Rebecca did say "Luckily she cheered up as soon as we stopped, and the watermelon was one of the best ones I have ever had!"
At least the watermelon was yummy! For tips on taking pictures of babies (especially babies in pumpkins/watermelon), see our previous post, Pumpkin Patch Babies. One extra tip I can give with the watermelon is to cut a slice off the bottom so it stays in place better. That doesn't do much to help an unhappy baby, but anything you can do to make taking pictures with babies easier is a plus in my book!