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Mariah Milan is an internationally published wedding photographer based on Maui serving all of Hawaii, California, Oregon, and Destinations Worldwide.

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busy, busy! | Austin Preschool Photographer Mariah Milan

This week I am doing a preschool photo shoot. I’ve done two days out of the four and photographed so many adorable children I’m almost on cute overload (but that isn’t really possible, now is it?).

Since preschool photography isn’t something I *normally* do, I thought I’d share the setup – especially for other photographers out there that might want to get into it, but not how how to set up.

This setup is in a storage space of the preschool. The school has blue walls and carpet, so I didn’t have anything that I could use that was already there. I had ordered a faux barnwood floor, but UPS lost it. So I went to Lowe’s and got this vinyl plank and bought a non-slip rug pad to hold it in place. A curtain is on my background stand, and I’m using my Alien Bees for light (it’s a pretty dark space). In this image you can also see my toy stash, which I use to help the kids smile.

This shoot is taking my entire week, so please bare with me with emails and phone messages.

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  1. Lacey Beck says:

    I love seeing the “behind the scenes” of how you work. Can’t wait to see some of the shots!

  2. Susan says:

    I cannot WAIT to see these pictures

  3. Julie says:

    So… how is the floor working? I have a small box of laminate floor tiles and hadn’t thought of just laying them out in the kitchen where I actually have light… hmmmm….

  4. Mariah Milan says:

    Julie, the flooring is working great! If I didn’t have the non-slip rug pad, the floor would slide all over the carpet, but the pad is holding it in place wonderfully. You should definitely set up your floor and play with the light in your kitchen with C & D!

  5. Alison Ryan-Landon says:

    I was hoping for some inside info on the shoot.This is good stuff! Can’t wait to see the shots!