Monday, May 19, 2014



As many of you know I travel to Wisconsin during the summer to let me little girls reconnect with their Grandparents, Great Grandparents and even a Great-Great Grandparent! I love letting take swim lessons with cousins and play T-ball where I did as a little one. What does this mean to Christina Frost Photography Clients? Two things.

1. I will be booking limited WI sessions from June 18-July 15th. This means I will NOT be booking TX Clients at this time.

2. Because I will not be booking for a month this summer I am offering a once in a lifetime Mini Session Extravaganza!

I have had many clients ask if I can make time for a few mini sessions before I leave. So why not offer mini sessions until I leave? From May 25th to June 7th I will be offering the following Mini Sessions:

        In studio Wedding Dress Mini
        In studio Cake Smash Mini
        In studio Family Mini
        Outdoor Family Mini (Sunset)
        Outdoor (Sunset) or in studio Maternity Mini
        Outdoor (Sunset) or in studio Nursing Mommy Mini
        Outdoor (sunset) or in studio Mommy and Me or Daddy and Me Mini


What does this include? 

-Email Consultation
-Photographers time and talent
-20 Minute in studio or outdoor mini session
-Unlimited clothing choices and use of props and backdrops within your session time
-Password protected proofing Gallery with at least 10 digital downloads
-Password protected Gallery to share with family and friends
-Printing release

What is the cost?
$75.00 + 8.125% Sales Tax (Total Due: $81.09)
This is over 50% off some sessions!

I will be offering these mini sessions on a limited basis. If you have a date in mind please make sure to message or email. There will be a $15.00 deposit to hold your session date. I expect these to go fast so book right away! I will also be offering a $50.00 discount on In-home Lifestyle Sessions! Email for details!

*This can not be used with any other offer or session that is currently booked.
*This discount does not apply to Newborn Sessions

Looking forward to seeing many of you before I leave!

Love, Christina 


Wednesday, April 30, 2014

Christina Frost Photography Model Call | San Antonio Photographer

I have three open casting calls at the moment. If you are interested please email me at:
christina0000000@hotmail.com or at my Facebook Page: Christina Frost Photography | Facebook
The cut off date for applications is May 4th. 

Nursing Mama: 

Are you a Nursing Mama? I'm preparing for a Nursing Mama's Mini Session Date. In doing so I'm looking for 1-2 Mama's that are willing to model for promotional use. You would be given a 20 minute mini session as well as five digital images from your session. The photos will focus on your baby and the love that takes part while breast feeding, Mama's and Babies of all ages are welcome to apply!

To take part you must:
1. Be willing to sign a contract to give rights to the photographer to use for promotional items.
2. Be able to come to travel to Converse, TX.
3. Must come in with a presentable appearance, these images are for promotional use.
4. Keep appearance in mind, wear a clothing item like a dress in which one side can come down or a nursing tank but keep it stylish.
5. You must be able to participate during a week evening, around sunset, outdoors in a field of tall grass. 

You'll Receive:
1. A 20 minute mini session
2. 5 Digital Images

3. Print Release

If you are interested please email with a photo! 



Mommy's Wedding Dress: 
Calling all Mommies of little girls! I'm looking for 1-2 little girls for a promotional shoot for my Mommy's Wedding Dress Mini's. This mini session will be taken of your little girl in your wedding dress.

To take part you must:
1. Be willing to sign a contract to give rights to the photographer to use for promotional items.
2. Be able to come to my in-home studio in Converse, TX.
3. Must come in with a presentable appearance, these images are for promotional use, (i.e. Hair done, clean face, no chipped polish, ect.)
4. The daughter's mini session must be done in your wedding dress, it can be changed into in studio. 


This is an inspiration board, I'll be using the headboard backdrop seen in the top right photo.   

You'll Receive:
1. A 20 minute mini session
2. 5 Digital Images

3. Print Release

If you are interested please email with a photo of your dress and age of your daughter.


Engagement/Couples Session: I'm looking for a younger couple that are willing to model for promotional use. You would be given a 20 minute mini session as well as five digital images from your session. This is an inspiration board for the session. 


To take part you must:
1. Be willing to sign a contract to give rights to the photographer to use for promotional items.
2. Be able to come to travel to Converse, TX.
3. Must come in with a presentable appearance, these images are for promotional use.
4. Keep appearance in mind, wear a clothing items similar to those in the inspiration board, hair and make-up must be complete and no chipped polish.
5. You must be able to participate during a week evening, around sunset.

You'll Receive:
1. A 20 minute mini session
2. 5 Digital Images

3. Print Release
To apply please send a photo and any questions.





Tuesday, April 8, 2014

Tutorial: How to transform a Sofa with paint!

Tutorial: How to transform a Sofa with paint!
Last November I was prepping for my Holiday Mini Sessions, my husband built me a Mantle, (I know, he's amazing!) I decorated a Gorgeous tree, made stockings and pillows for my Settee. The only Problem... I didn't have a settee! My search began at local thrift stores and no luck. Then one afternoon I found the perfect "Fixer Upper" on Craigslist. $35.00 and this was mine! 



I know what you're thinking... Ugly! But it had just what I was looking for! Seating for 2-3 people, a low price and a cute shape. I was perfect and after a few days work it was even more so! Looking back I never throught anyone would be interested in a tutorial on this project so I only have cell phone pictures but they do the trick! :)

So to get started you'll need:
1. A chair/settee/bench with fabric
2. Paint of your choice
3. Fabric Medium
4. Water
5. A spray bottle
6. Paint brushes
7. Decorative tacks (Optional)
8. Patience!
(This project takes 3-4 days)

First I'll talk about paint. I knew I wanted a neutral tone to accommodate more sessions. I used sample size paint from Home Depot. It's only 2.96 per container. For this Settee I purchased two. You could also use Acrylic Paint found in the craft department. 




You'll also need Fabric Medium, this helps the paint adhere to the fabric and allows it to remain flexible.  I purchased this from Hobby Lobby. It comes in a 2 ounce bottle for under $2.00. And I used a 40% off coupon. (If you don't have their App- Download it today! I Love HB!)
There are definitely larger sizes of Fabric Medium which I found online, but who wants to wait to start a project?! It was calling my name so I started right away! I purchased 4 small bottles and got to work. 



The first thing I did to the Settee once I got it home was remove the skirt and clean it thoroughly, You'll want to make sure there's no dust or dirt as you'll see it in the paint. 




Next I added my first layer of "Paint." To do so there's a few steps. First, using an old bowl or bucket you'll need to mix a 1:1:1 paint mixture. This means equal parts paint, water and fabric medium. I used an old 1/4 cup measuring cup for this part. The second step is wetting the fabric down. To get a even coat of paint, use your spray bottle to evenly wet the fabric. You'll want it damp but not dripping. Then using a paint brush start applying the mixture, make sure to watch for dripping! A roll of paper towels might be a good idea for this too!

After this coat you'll need to let your project dry completely before applying a second coat. I waited about 24 hours. I know it's hard waiting but this step does need to be followed, a second coat right away would do nothing. Below is my Settee with the first coat and the skirt removed.
(Please excuse the mess... Creativity is not a clean process!) 




The next day I made more of the same mixture except this time I didn't add as much water. I thought it was too runny for the fabric on my settee. I would start off with the 1:1:1 ratio and see how it works for you. For the second coat I used a 1:1:1/2 ratio. 1 Part paint, 1 part fabric medium and 1/2 the water. I think this covered much better. Although even after two coats it definitely needed a third... and a fourth. As it was drying I tested a few tacks. 

Onto Day Three! Almost there! The paint is starting to cover all of the floral print, one more coat and it will be finished! 

Four coats and four days later my project has come together! I could have used the settee as is at this stage but I love a little something extra to stand out and decorative tacks did just the trick! 


To add a little extra I added these tacks from Hobby Lobby ($1.99). I needed two boxes and a hammer! 



I didn't really have any idea how to add these! I just added them every inch or so around the arms. I'm sure there are great tutorials on how to do this step but I was so excited to finish my project that I just winged it! It didn't turn out too shabby!




Here are a few photos of the Settee in action! 





I'm sure after reading this tutorial you wonder how the settee feels. It feels similar to a faux leather which means it also cleans easily! After 25 Holiday Mini Sessions there were many cookie crumbs scattered and frosting wiped and it all came off easily! And because of the fabric medium the paint does not come off which is something I worried about. Overall this was a super easy project with Amazing results. I'm always looking for furniture to re-purpose or redo and can't wait to try this method again.  Are you thinking about trying this method to re-purpose and transform a piece of furniture? I would love to see your Before and Afters! If you would like to be featured here send them to:
christinafrostphotogarphy@hotmail.com



Thank you for joining me in this DIY Journey,  I can't wait to do it again!

Christina