Posted on September 16, 2013

So I have had quite a few of you fellow photographers email me over the past couple of years asking about backdrop stands and I thought a blog post would be the perfect way to answer this question for several of you at one time! I’m honestly not a huge fan of the PVC pipe shindig that has been floating around the past year or so! It’s just not an easy or convenient solution when many of us have to travel to our client’s homes for sessions. So, allow me to share the perfect solution with you! The backdrop stand below is from YescomUSA. They have a little bit of everything, not just photo related equipment. Their selection is quite great and they are super affordable!

The stand arrives in this easy to carry case:

Backdrop Stand Carry Case

I love how well they come packaged! You can tell YescomUSA pays special attention to ensure their products arrive top notch!

Photography Backdrop Stand

I absolutely love, love, LOVE this case! It keeps everything nice and organized and separated so that it doesn’t get all scratched up!
Photography Backdrop Stand

Photography Backdrop Stand

And here is the coolest part! This backdrop stand is totally customizable for your needs! It adjusts from 5ft in width all the way to 10ft! Most stands I have found are automatically 10ft-ish. This makes it difficult when you have a small space to work in! I LOVE that I can make this one 5ft, which is perfect for all my newborn/baby sessions! Pictured below is my stand at 5ft width and my 3×5 flokati attached just to give you an idea of proportions!Photography Backdrop Stand


So there you have it! An awesome, portable backdrop stand! In case you missed the link to check it out, here ya go again:


I hope this helps you in your backdrop stand search! :)

Happy Shooting,


Posted on May 27, 2012

Posted on March 4, 2012

Wow! I can’t believe that after less than 2 years DTP Actions & Design is celebrating 8K fans! I can’t thank everyone enough for all their support! But I hope that this fun giveaway with some amazing vendors is a good start! ;) So what is up for grabs you ask?!


Colorless Collection, Practical Collection & Creative Collection from DTP!

**20% of ALL actions!** DISCOUNT CODE:DTP20


$50 Gift Certificate to Anything in the Shop from FotoTale Designs!


$50.00 gift certificate towards any color Baby Cozy from MomMe Designs!


$30 store credit to I Shoot!


$30 Gift Certificate to Photo Prop Floors & Backdrops!


$50 shop credit to La Couture Amore!


$30 gift credit to Traditions in Thyme!


1 Small Fur Nest and 1 Cheesecloth Baby Wrap from Custom Photo Props!

**10% off Entire Order!** DISCOUNT CODE: DTPGiveaway10


$30 shop credit {winner pays shipping} to Starlit Nest Gifts & Photo Props!


$30 shop credit to Foto Creations by M!

DISCOUNT: B2G1 – Buy two get one free of equal or lesser value


6 MONTH SUBSCRIPTION to Newborn Goodness Forum and Complete Action Set from Laura Brett Photography!

**10% off actions**- DISCOUNT CODE: GOODNESS


2  Newborn Headbands from Christina Houser Photography!


A Vintage Bloom and a Darling headband from Baby Joy Studios!



3 sets of Designer Photography Templates – Birthday Invites, Baby Girl Announcements & Baby Boy Announcements from Sugarflies Designs!


ENTER USING WIDGET BELOW! All MANDATORY ENTRIES MUST BE COMPLETED IN ORDER TO WIN! Mandatory entries are all the entries first shown, this includes the blog comment! After you have completed those, extra entries will be visible! Giveaway will end on Monday, March 12th! Winner will be announced back here on the blog! HUGE thank you to all the wonderful vendors who have so graciously donated all of these goodies!! The winner is going to be very lucky! GOOD LUCK!


a Rafflecopter giveaway

Posted on February 21, 2012

I was so excited when Sophia over at Favor Days contacted me about teaming up for a giveaway! Their products are perfect for EVERYONE! Brides to be, Moms to be, or even just someone throwing a birthday party! You name it, they have something for you! & did I mention how great their products look? You are going to fall in love! Favor days has been kind enough to donate a $25 gift card to their shop {does not apply to shipping and tax}! That’s enough to cover a ton of goodies!

TO ENTER: “required” entries must be performed before you can move on to the extra entries! Post a separate comment for each entry you perform to receive multiple entries!


1.) Go to Favor Days Fan Page and “like” their page! After that, visit their website, then come back here and comment with the item{s} you would most like to get with your gift card!


1.) Follow Favor Days on Twitter!

2.) Share the link to our giveaway on Twitter!

3.) Share the link to our giveaway on Facebook!

4.) Join Favor Day’s mailing list!

There you have it! 5 easy ways to get your name in the drawing for a $25 gift card from Favor Days! Giveaway will end on Tuesday, February 28th! Winner will be announced back here on the blog after!





Thresa Ruggles!

Congrats!! Please email me to claim your prize! {}


Posted on January 18, 2012

Kate was such a joy to photograph! Not only is she a gorgeous baby girl, but once she fell asleep she just ROCKED her session! She definitely loves laying on her tummy! With every session, I learn something about the baby that I am working with and with this session it was definitely that Miss Kate was a tummy sleeper!


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