Thursday, July 16, 2009

"When we’re two balloons, and together our direction is up, chances are we’ve found the right person." - Richard Bach

Big White Wedding Balloons shot by Boutwell Studio
Pink Balloon Engagement Session by Jennifer Causey
Balloons flying away Engagement Shoot by Jessica Johnston
Yellow Balloon Engagement Shoot by Erin Hearts Court

I am ridiculously obsessed with balloons. Completely and utterly in love. No, not the cheesy balloons you find floating by yards of curly ribbon at a child's birthday emblazoned with the message "Happy 9th Birthday!". No, these balloons are much less complex. These balloons, are, well, balloons. Not just balloons, but plain old balloons photographed by some of the most amazing talent out there. I love how something so juvenile, so commonplace, and so inexpensive can be made to look ethereal and whimsical.

Any fans of the incomparable blog will probably be familiar with the photos above. I guess I'm not the only one with a new little crush on inflated balls of latex. Of course I'm also over the moon for fabulous photography, so I guess that helps out too.

The last photo, you can probably tell, was taken with my iPhone of a page in a 2007 issue of Brides magazine (or I think it was Brides). I was sitting in the hair salon under the dryer and came across this photo. I love pink, and I love balloons, so it was quite a feat to resist ripping the page out of the magazine. I've been toying with the idea of doing a small photoshoot to get a professional photo for my website, and as of this moment, this photo will be my inspiration. Well, without the wedding dress and sultry facial expression of course!

(Photo source: All of the above photos, less the last one, can be found on or from the photographers listed above.)


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  2. to get the picture header, click on "customize" on the bar at the top of your page. you'll be directed to the "layout" page, where you'll find the option to "add and arrange page elements". click "edit" on the header, and a screen will pop up, where you can upload an image and decide to place this image behind your existing title, or place the image instead of a title (use this if you want a photo that you've edited the blog's title onto), save it, and voila!
    ps - i love love love balloons. on my fifteenth birthday, i came home and my parents had blown up about fifty balloons, covering my entire bedroom. one of their finer moments, i must say!