Vlog Ep 4 – 5 Minute Phone Photo Set-Up:
Happy New Year Edition

 
Happy New Year!!! It’s a new year and I love all the excitement that new possibilities bring. From picking back up with my Inspired for Life Vlog to officially launching my Podcast for creatives to creating more accessible opportunities for gorgeous ilysiuminc photos – 2018 promises to be quite the adventure!
 
Join me with my newest vlog episode as I share a 5-minute photo set-up that you can create to take amazing, unforgettable photos for the new year with just your phone! See the photos I took below with my iPhone 6 and tell me, what more do you need?!
 
 

This entire set up cost just under $10 and the entire photo-session, with my young kids, was no more than 30-minutes long including a quick in-phone edit.

If you were not able to take Christmas portraits in 2017 or you LOVE having monthly updates for your family & friends online, then you absolutely have to check out this quick tutorial below. Remember to tag me on instagram [@ilysiuminc] with the hashtag #inspiredbyilysium so i can check out your own photos from this tutorial!

 

 
 
 
 
 
 
 

2017 Christmas Portraits with Ilysium Inc

It’s official! Our Christmas season has started here in the world of Ilysium! This year, not only are we offering a second set-up for photos at no additional charge – but you can now order amazing print packages, product keepsakes, gifts & cards within your gallery for no-fuss shopping!

2016 HIGHLIGHTS

 

Our Christmas portraits are our most sought after sessions by our clients who not only appreciate our world-class standards- but love the touch of luxe & creative details that we produce in our images. This year we are offering great add-ons like an option for video clips that we will merge with your photos for a beautiful presentation – AND – in-studio (or at your home) Make-Up Services with our preferred vendor, Oriel – MUA

2017 Christmas Portraits Package

This package rate is USD$120.00 and includes:
– Full-Colored Luxe Christmas Set
– Light, White & Bright Luxe Christmas Set
– One hour studio session
– Change of wardrobe – ideally for 12 years & older
– Private online gallery in 2 weeks
– Exclusive access to our Digital Preparation Guide
– Exclusive access to our online boutique for downloads, prints, cards,
products, gifts & keepsakes

For more details as well as our 2017 set inspiration & the reservation form, click here.

Vlog Episode 3 – DIY Creative Workspace:
Hand-painted Wall Mural

 
The third part of my DIY Creative workspace series involves TWO stencil-free techniques for creating your own wall mural! I wanted to turn a blank wall from my home photography studio into a wall of art that not only included my portfolio on display but also a hand-painted mural that was tropical themed and (bonus) also reflective of Panamanian Mola Art created by the indigenous people of Panama,
 
This is a beautiful artistic touch for your living room, bedroom or even preparing a nursery for baby – and so very doable! 
 

As always, the printable project plan, timeline & shopping list for this adventure is provided below to help you get this project going in your own workspace! It was created with busy working moms & fearless females in mind so I hope you’re inspired to try at least one of the techniques! And remember to tag me on instagram [@ilysiuminc] with the hashtag #inspiredbyilysium so i can check out your own projects from this tutorial.

Part 1 of this DIY creative workspace can be found here. Watch part 2 here. And have a look at part 3 below or here:

 

 
 
 
 
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Vlog Episode 2 – DIY Creative Workspace:
Accents & Decor

 
 It’s finally here! The second part of my DIY Creative workspace series where we create some decor & props to complete our accent wall.  Join me in this new episode as we complete my diy accent wall with beautiful hanging shelves, hanging plant holders & we refurbish chairs the budget-friendly way! Don’t forget to subscribe for immediate access to more tutorials!
 
This accent wall with it’s diy wallpaper & decor ideas is the first of 2 projects in my studio makeover. The idea is that when I have clients in my home studio for consultations or sessions, the space is still professional & well-presented even though it’s in my home.
 

As promised I have provided below, the printable project plan, timeline & shopping list for this adventure to help you get this project going in your own workspace! It was created with busy working moms & fearless females in mind so be sure to at least give it a try and remember to tag me on instagram [@ilysiuminc] with the hashtag #inspiredbyilysium so i can check out your own projects from this tutorial.

Part 1 of this DIY creative workspace can be found here. Watch part 2 below or here.

 

 
 
 
 
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Vlog Episode 1 – DIY Creative Workspace:
Faux Brick Wall

 
 Hi guys! On this episode I share with you my process for creating a gorgeous accent wall with a faux brick finish. I loved this effect and I definitely think it is a technique that can be perfectly applied to any pattern that you can easily cut into a sponge. I’m already thinking of stars for a baby nursery or a trendy cactus-shaped stamp for a fun party backdrop!
 
This brick wall is the first of 6 sub-tasks that I drafted to create an eye-catching accent wall with a “reception area” for when I have clients in my home studio for consultations or sessions. Subscribe to my channel to know when I post new videos for this project!
 

One of the reasons I decided on a faux brick accent wall was because the cost of trendy wallpaper is soooo expensive! I wanted the patterned look but I also knew that some of the popular tropical patterns in the world of wallpaper were very bold and I wasn’t sure if I would want a tropical theme in a few months (where my creative ADD mamas at?) It’s hard to commit to that kind of patterned excitement!

Not to mention the cost for removable wallpaper to cover one wall plus shipping to Panamá was going to be more than $450! I could go on vacation with that kind of moolah! So, in the end, I decided I was going to create a wallpaper-designed look, at about 10% the cost of wallpaper – and i could NOT be happier with the results!

As promised I have provided below, the printable project plan, timeline & shopping list for this adventure to help you get this project going in your own workspace! It was created with busy working moms & fearless females in mind so be sure to at least give it a try and remember to tag me on instagram [@ilysiuminc] with the hashtag #inspiredbyilysium so i can check out your own projects from this tutorial!

You can check out the first part of this makeover series here!

 

 

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