Behind the scenes of Five Little Doves photography

As a family, photography plays a huge part of our lives. There isn’t a day goes by when I don’t take a photo of the children, be that a quick snap shot on my iPhone or a more professional shot on the “big camera”, but each and every photo captures a moment in time that one day we will look back on and treasure.

Over the last twelve months, as both Gaz and I discovered a new found love of photography, we realised that there is so much more to photography than simply capturing a moment in time. Because when the girls told us that they wanted to be Anna and Elsa, or Harry was desperate to walk with dinosaurs, when Megan wished to become Thor, and Eva yearned to ride a unicorn, we realised that actually photography canย create a moment in time, a wonderful, fairy tale, magical moment, that turns dreams into a reality. And I guess that’s where we came up with the idea of Five Little Doves Photography.

Together, with a mixture of carefully stylised photography and Gaz’s genius like photo shop skills, we have been working on producing unique, custom designed creative photographs where both adults and children can become anything at all they wish to be.

There is so much more to our photography than simply super-imposing a figure, or face, onto a pre-designed background. Every design is completely bespoke and unique, every background is built from scratch starting with nothing more than a basic concept or idea, every element is carefully thought out and crafted in the finest detail, and the actual process, although time consuming, is worth it for the end result.

To give you a better idea of how the process goes, we thought we would take you behind the scenes and show you exactly how much goes into each and every photo. With Harry being obsessed with dinosaurs, and Gaz being a huge fan of Jurassic Park, it was the perfect starting point for our latest photo.

For those who are familiar with Jurassic Park, you will remember the infamous scene where the T-Rex bursts through the enclosure and terrorises the passengers of the automated convoy. As no such background exists, this had to be recreated from scratch. This required a combination of various images to build up the scene, starting with this dirt track.

To create the metal fencing we literally had to build it from scratch, one piece at a time, with scraps of metal, fencing and lights as seen in the following images.

Next up was the job of creating a tropical landscape with just a few images of palm plants and trees, combining and replicating them until the whole area was covered.

Creating the car was a little more difficult as although we had the image of an upturned car, it was not painted in the same colours as the iconic car from the movie. Using the Jurassic Park car as a reference, Gaz had to spray the upturned car in the same design, complete with dinosaur claw marks!

We then added in the dinosaurs – a diplodocus, a couple of escaped velociraptors appearing from the bushes and the star of the photo, a roaring T-Rex!

We then added in a few more elements such as the track for the car and the Jurassic Park sign, another nod to the film.

And then came the hardest part, how to photograph Harry! With him being just three it would be impossible to get him to pose in the right position for this scene in one shot, so this was done in three stages. The first was of him running, the second of him screaming and the third was holding up the signal flare….or in this case a rolling pin!!

We then combined the three shots to create the final pose.

Once that was done he then needed to be dressed in the right way for the scene – his shirt changed to blue, a neckerchief, hat and sturdy boots – to recreate the look of Sam Neill’s character from the movie.

Once the scene is created, it all comes down to using a variety of techniques to colour match and blend everything together. Additionally the photo needs the correct lighting, in this case moonlight, and the signal flare with the smoke billowing out. And after all of that hard work, the finished result was pretty spectacular, even if I do say so myself!!

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207 Comments

  1. August 20, 2017 / 8:01 pm

    Wow, just wow! I am loving your photos, they are so unique. I would absolutely love one of Pickle! Well done to you both. Kaz x

    • Laura Dove
      August 21, 2017 / 10:35 pm

      Thank you so much! xx

    • Laura Dove
      August 21, 2017 / 10:35 pm

      Ahh thank you Lisa! xx

    • Laura Dove
      August 21, 2017 / 10:35 pm

      Ahh thank you. I love taking photographs and Gaz is very talented at creating these scenes with them! xx

  2. August 20, 2017 / 8:15 pm

    These are absolutely fantastic! I’m sure it will be a great success! xxx

    • Laura Dove
      August 21, 2017 / 10:34 pm

      Thank you Nadia, I hope so! xx

  3. August 20, 2017 / 8:41 pm

    Wow, that’s really impressive, Laura! You and Gas have done an amazing job and I’m amazed you created it all from scratch. xxx

    • Laura Dove
      August 21, 2017 / 10:33 pm

      Thanks Mel, I just hope that others think so too! xx

    • Laura Dove
      August 21, 2017 / 10:33 pm

      Ah thanks Louise, he is AMAZING at what he does, I’m just the wingman! xx

  4. August 20, 2017 / 9:09 pm

    Coming back to this post again, I have a feeling you could create some awesome shots of my son doing amazing things in his wheelchair! I wish I had your talent! #KCACOLS

    • Laura Dove
      August 21, 2017 / 10:32 pm

      Thank you, I’m sure we could! xx

  5. August 20, 2017 / 9:10 pm

    This is so impressive Laura, I’m sure you will both be very successful at it. You are amazing at what you do x

    • Laura Dove
      August 21, 2017 / 10:32 pm

      Thanks lovely, I do hope so. x

  6. August 20, 2017 / 9:48 pm

    This is amazing Laura! You are both talented people and I wish you all the luck in the world on your new venture. xx

    • Laura Dove
      August 21, 2017 / 10:31 pm

      Thank you Laura, I really hope it takes off! xx

  7. August 20, 2017 / 10:32 pm

    Stunning, absolutly stunning!
    The photos look amazing and I didn’t realise the amount of time and effort it took to create such a photo either!

    • Laura Dove
      August 21, 2017 / 10:29 pm

      Ahh thank you Jaymee, it’s very time consuming! xx

  8. August 21, 2017 / 7:40 am

    Absolutely amazing . Al the pictures are stunning , both of you are talemted and have a brilliant idea . Wish you all the best and successful

    • Laura Dove
      August 21, 2017 / 10:26 pm

      Thank you so much! xx

  9. August 21, 2017 / 7:41 am

    This is awesome! Especially for the kids to be whom they ever want to be! I want to be a mermaid!!
    It is amazing what we can do to manipulate a picture nowdays! Ad many others, I an to into photlgraphy but I have not quite yet taken it the next level.
    Keep up with cool pictures and have fun!

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    • Laura Dove
      August 21, 2017 / 10:25 pm

      Thank you so much! Yes my girls want to be mermaids too! Working on that one! xx

    • Laura Dove
      August 21, 2017 / 10:25 pm

      Thank you! xx

  10. August 21, 2017 / 8:12 am

    I’m back again with #GlobalBlogging and I admit I went through all the photos again as I marveled at the skill level!

    • Laura Dove
      August 21, 2017 / 10:25 pm

      Ahh thank you Heather! xx

  11. August 21, 2017 / 8:45 am

    Absolutely live these (Especially as a HUGE fan of Jurassic Park!) – They are so different to the usual ‘photo of the child on the floor looking away from the camera’ type photos that a lot of places offer these days!

    • Laura Dove
      August 21, 2017 / 10:24 pm

      Thank you! I totally agree, my children want to be super heroes or riding unicorns, they don’t want to be sat against a white background looking fed up! I really hope that it takes off! xx

  12. August 21, 2017 / 9:31 am

    Omg these are stunning, what a great idea!!

    • Laura Dove
      August 21, 2017 / 10:23 pm

      Thank you Clare! xx

  13. Alice
    August 21, 2017 / 9:35 am

    That is awesome and just made my rainy Monday morning! What a fantastic end result and so interesting to see what goes into it #bigpinklink

    • Laura Dove
      August 21, 2017 / 10:23 pm

      Thank you Alice, it was lovely to share what goes into it. xx

  14. Jess
    August 21, 2017 / 10:45 am

    What a great way to inspire your children’s creativity and imagination!

    • Laura Dove
      August 21, 2017 / 10:22 pm

      Thanks Jess, I love making their dreams come true! xx

  15. Rox
    August 21, 2017 / 11:48 am

    Oh those final images are so cool! I am sure is time consuming but so worth it in the end.

    • Laura Dove
      August 21, 2017 / 10:22 pm

      Thank you Rox, definitely worth it when it pays off! xx

  16. August 21, 2017 / 11:53 am

    Oh wow Laura, that’s so cool. I’ve seen your photos flashing up but hadn’t realised that you had done them yourself. Love the horse one! #Bigpinklink xx

    • Laura Dove
      August 21, 2017 / 10:21 pm

      Thanks lovely, I can’t take the credit really. Gaz is the main talent when it comes to this but it’s a joint thing we do and are wanting to make into a real business. Fingers crossed. xx

  17. August 21, 2017 / 12:01 pm

    This is awesome and a lot of effort. #GlobalBlogging

    • Laura Dove
      August 21, 2017 / 10:21 pm

      Thank you! xx

  18. The Mummy Bubble
    August 21, 2017 / 12:33 pm

    These pictures are so fun! What a brilliant idea. #bigpinklink

    • Laura Dove
      August 21, 2017 / 10:20 pm

      Thank you! xx

  19. August 21, 2017 / 1:08 pm

    Gaz is amazing at this! It must be so time consuming to make these – a lot of work clearly goes into them. I just wish we lived closer so we could have you make one for us (on a unicorn ๐Ÿ˜‰ )

    • Laura Dove
      August 21, 2017 / 10:20 pm

      He really is amazing, I’m just his side kick googling photos of palm plants and dinosaurs!! Haha! Ahh if only…..maybe we will take Five Little Doves on tour! xx

  20. Joanna
    August 21, 2017 / 1:29 pm

    I can imagine how much work and hour you put to create these photos. I have played with creating fantasy photos a few years ago and I know what it involves. Great work!

    • Laura Dove
      August 21, 2017 / 10:19 pm

      Thank you Joanna! xx

  21. August 21, 2017 / 1:52 pm

    Wow these are fab, Gaz is clearly very talented and these are cool as they’re different to your usual family photos! ๐Ÿ™‚

    Great blog! x

    • Laura Dove
      August 21, 2017 / 10:18 pm

      Thank you Olivia, we love doing them and the kids do too! xx

  22. August 21, 2017 / 2:07 pm

    What a fun project! Including your children must have been the best part. I’ve worked on professional photoshoots for my site and for other companies. And everyone thinks its just fun, but the truth is the end result is fun right? You have to enjoy the work otherwise it’s just another horrible chore.

    • Laura Dove
      August 21, 2017 / 10:18 pm

      Yes definitely! There’s a lot of hard work goes into that end result, I don’t think people see that part! xx

  23. August 21, 2017 / 2:49 pm

    Oh wow. These photos are brilliant. You are very talented. It must have taken you forever but the end results are definitely worth it. Beautiful! X

    • Laura Dove
      August 21, 2017 / 10:17 pm

      My husband is the real whizz, I’m just his side kick. So much fun though! xx

  24. August 21, 2017 / 4:13 pm

    Wow, I have hopeless with photoshop but this photo is amazing. Sebby is dino mad so would love this

    • Laura Dove
      August 21, 2017 / 10:16 pm

      Ahh if only you were closer Kara! xx

  25. August 21, 2017 / 4:37 pm

    This is just AWESOME! I wish you were MY parents as I would have loved this! Actually, what kid wouldn’t love this! Im so going to show this to my sister as her youngest loves unicorns (they are sooo fluffy!) What a great idea for a gift too. Thank you for sharing how to make them. #BigPinkLink

    • Laura Dove
      August 21, 2017 / 10:16 pm

      Ahh thank you so much. We can’t wait to launch the business so we can do this for other people too. Just hope it pays off! xx

  26. August 21, 2017 / 4:43 pm

    Oh wow that is absolutely amazing, how talented you are – I wish I could think up and create such amazing things.

    • Laura Dove
      August 21, 2017 / 10:16 pm

      Ahh thank you, that’s part of the fun coming up with the ideas! xx

    • Laura Dove
      August 21, 2017 / 10:15 pm

      Thank you! xxx

  27. August 21, 2017 / 5:26 pm

    Wow, what amazing photos you are obviously very creative and clever. My favourite is Megan becoming Thor #bigpinklink

    • Laura Dove
      August 21, 2017 / 10:15 pm

      Ahh I love that too Chloe! Thank you. xx

  28. August 21, 2017 / 6:22 pm

    I like how your photography is not static. You’ve actually captured mood. You’ve created a wonderland. It is indeed a talent

    • Laura Dove
      August 21, 2017 / 10:14 pm

      Thank you so much Ingrid. xx

  29. August 21, 2017 / 6:31 pm

    That is amazing, what a skill and talent! And what fab photos for your children.

    • Laura Dove
      August 21, 2017 / 10:13 pm

      Thank you Tori, hoping to have the business up and running soon! xx

  30. August 21, 2017 / 6:34 pm

    Wow! Your photos are always gorgeous but these pictures are just amazing! I can’t even begin to imagine how much work has gone into them but it’s definitely paid off! #bigpinklink

    • Laura Dove
      August 21, 2017 / 10:12 pm

      Thank you! It takes a lot of time and effort but so worth it for the end result! xx

  31. August 21, 2017 / 6:41 pm

    I’ve been following your photography venture on Facebook and the images are just amazing. Quite a talent Mr. Five Little Doves has there!

    • Laura Dove
      August 21, 2017 / 10:12 pm

      Thank you Emma, he’s AMAZING at what he does, he’s totally wasted in his day job! xx

    • Laura Dove
      August 21, 2017 / 10:11 pm

      Thank you! xx

  32. August 21, 2017 / 6:48 pm

    Wow these look incredible – clearly requiring very technical skills. It’s very interesting seeing how an image is produced too ๐Ÿ™‚

    • Laura Dove
      August 21, 2017 / 10:11 pm

      Thank you Helen, we really enjoy it! xx

  33. Dani
    August 21, 2017 / 8:06 pm

    Ahh this is such a fun idea!
    My nephew would love to be photoshopped into a Jurassic Park scene ๐Ÿ™‚

    Dani x

    • Laura Dove
      August 21, 2017 / 10:09 pm

      Harry was over the moon with it! xx

  34. August 21, 2017 / 8:12 pm

    WOW! These are amazing! You guys just took dressing up to a whole new level! #bigpinklink

    • Laura Dove
      August 21, 2017 / 10:06 pm

      Haha thanks Lucy! xx

  35. August 21, 2017 / 8:15 pm

    That’s a lot of effort! They turned out amazing! It’s surprising to see how one photo was made by using a lot of different pictures and elements. Very cool. I’m just starting my journey into photography.

    • Laura Dove
      August 21, 2017 / 10:06 pm

      Thank you, we plan to do it as a business so it’s important to make sure every photo is perfect. xx

  36. August 21, 2017 / 8:38 pm

    Wow! That is just amazing! I absolutely love the final photo its crazy how much work goes into it! Would love something like this for my boys bedroom! #Bigpinklink

    • Laura Dove
      August 21, 2017 / 10:01 pm

      Thank you Jade, it is time consuming but so much fun hunting out all of the bits and pieces! xx

    • Laura Dove
      August 21, 2017 / 10:01 pm

      Hahaha thanks Kristin! xx

  37. August 21, 2017 / 9:12 pm

    These are fantastic. So much fun! I am just waiting for the Jurassic Park scene of the dude on the toilet…. #bigpinklink

    • Laura Dove
      August 21, 2017 / 10:00 pm

      Hahah I’ll get on it!! xx

  38. Sarah Ann
    August 21, 2017 / 9:32 pm

    Jurassic Park is one of my favourite movies and wow…you got the scene spot on! It’s perfect!

    • Laura Dove
      August 21, 2017 / 9:59 pm

      Thank you lovely! xx

  39. August 21, 2017 / 9:34 pm

    These photos are amazing. I don’t think I could make anything close and my 2 year old has ants in his pants so never keeps still.

    • Laura Dove
      August 21, 2017 / 9:59 pm

      Ahh there’s no worries about keeping the kids still, we just take a series of photos and blend them together! Easy! xx

  40. August 21, 2017 / 9:55 pm

    Damn you need to teach me how to use photoshop because I find it really hard! I love that you gave us a behind the scenes look at your photography and you are right it really does create a magical moment in time!

    • Laura Dove
      August 21, 2017 / 9:58 pm

      Thank you Ana, I learned all I know from Gaz, he is an absolute WHIZZ!! I’m just his side kick! xx

  41. Our Family World
    August 21, 2017 / 11:01 pm

    This is fantastic! I would love to have a photo of my grandson made this way! I had no idea that creating a photo like this is so labor intensive. Well, it came out perfect and would be a really good keepsake. Job well done!

    • Laura Dove
      August 22, 2017 / 9:56 am

      Thank you! We are hoping to have the business up and running in the next few weeks! xx

  42. August 22, 2017 / 2:50 am

    Wow! That is something, so much of hard work is put in this whole process and the end result is mind-blowing! <3

    • Laura Dove
      August 22, 2017 / 9:55 am

      Thank you so much Aditi! xx

  43. August 22, 2017 / 5:03 am

    Wish we can just learn the art so easily …. Even i have 3 year old kid and he love to be part of posters and imaginative situations .. Hats off to effort you put in to keep your kids happy .

    • Laura Dove
      August 22, 2017 / 9:54 am

      Thank you! It’s lovely to see their faces when they see themselves in their dream scene! xx

  44. August 22, 2017 / 8:15 am

    Wow these are fantastic, do you do requests?! #bigpinklink

    • Laura Dove
      August 22, 2017 / 9:54 am

      Yes we do! xx

  45. August 22, 2017 / 8:26 am

    Creative genius and I am awe as I am not great with photography of the most basic kind

    • Laura Dove
      August 22, 2017 / 9:53 am

      Thank you Kate! xxx

  46. Kristina Maggiora
    August 22, 2017 / 9:24 am

    WOOOOOOW this is sick, the final results are amazing!

    • Laura Dove
      August 22, 2017 / 9:46 am

      Thank you Kristina! xx

  47. August 22, 2017 / 9:35 am

    Wow that’s a lot of stages for one photograph but it’s come out so well x

    • Laura Dove
      August 22, 2017 / 9:45 am

      Thanks Rhian. We are hoping to go into business so it’s important we get it right! xx

  48. August 22, 2017 / 9:46 am

    Crikey, this is amazing! You have so much patience and creativity to create these scenes from scratch. Fantastic ideas too.

  49. August 22, 2017 / 10:39 am

    Oh wow, this is amazing! You definitely have a talent for this kind of photography and editing x

    • Laura Dove
      August 22, 2017 / 8:45 pm

      Thanks Stephanie! xx

  50. August 22, 2017 / 11:22 am

    This is fantastic and it’s amazing to see the amount of effort that is put into a single image! I don’t think people appreciate the workmanship that goes into it so it’s awesome to see it behind the scenes

    • Laura Dove
      August 22, 2017 / 8:43 pm

      Thank you Charlotte, it’s a lot of hard work but we are really enjoying it! xx

  51. August 22, 2017 / 1:04 pm

    These photos are so fun and lovely to look back on. I love the horse one!

    • Laura Dove
      August 22, 2017 / 8:42 pm

      Thanks Ashleigh, it’s a unicorn! xx

  52. August 22, 2017 / 2:04 pm

    I love your photography!! The ones you’ve superimposed on to movie scenes are so cute and fun and the one of the field after the storm is so atmospheric!

    • Laura Dove
      August 22, 2017 / 8:39 pm

      Thank you Ellie! xx

  53. August 22, 2017 / 2:11 pm

    This is just brilliant. The end result is amazing but what I love about it is how much of a family effort it was. Your kids’ friends must be queueing up to get in on the act. #Bigpinklink

    • Laura Dove
      August 22, 2017 / 8:39 pm

      Thank you, we are hoping to have the business ready to go in the next couple of weeks so Im hoping there’s a queue at the door! xx

  54. August 22, 2017 / 3:31 pm

    This is so cool & I feel it really helps to open the little ones creative minds! As I child my mind would run crazy just from movies! This is just AHMAZINGGGG!

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    • Laura Dove
      August 22, 2017 / 8:38 pm

      Thank you Nazrin! xx

  55. August 22, 2017 / 3:33 pm

    This is way too cute not to admire. Indeed you are very talented. I am sure this really takes a lot of practice. Awesome work!

    • Laura Dove
      August 22, 2017 / 8:37 pm

      Thank you Anosa. xx

  56. Lynne Harper
    August 22, 2017 / 3:53 pm

    These shots are absolutely amazing. What a clever family you have it’s lovely seeing the idea and the finished result, well done x

    • Laura Dove
      August 22, 2017 / 8:37 pm

      Ahh thank you Lynne! xx

  57. August 22, 2017 / 7:41 pm

    This is incredible! I had no idea the work that goes into creating a shot like that – I have to admit I thought Harry was just a super compliant child! You and Gaz are so great at this – you have just the right creative minds to dream up something that kids will absolutely love.

    • Laura Dove
      August 22, 2017 / 8:34 pm

      Hahah no way, he won’t stay still for two minutes!! I really hope that we can make a go of it! xx

  58. August 22, 2017 / 8:01 pm

    I ruddy love photoshop and what it can do and you really have taken it to a whole new level. Simply stunning ๐Ÿ™‚

    • Laura Dove
      August 22, 2017 / 8:33 pm

      Ahh thank you so much! xx

  59. August 22, 2017 / 8:11 pm

    Incredible pictures you have a great talent it’s making me want to invest in a good camera and try my hand

  60. August 22, 2017 / 8:12 pm

    Those are amazing, I hate doing my pictures. People think I just place my product down then take the picture but there is more to it like picking the right fabric or paper the product sits on then the lighting and weather I want extra elements in it like flowers

    • Laura Dove
      August 22, 2017 / 8:33 pm

      Definitely! I think it’s important to show the work that goes into it, especially when it’s a business and your prices have to reflect the work done! xx

  61. August 22, 2017 / 8:24 pm

    Wow, these are amazing. The unicorn photograph is absolutely stunning. And it’s so interesting to hear how they were designed. I’m sure Little Miss H would adore one of these. Hugs Lucy xxxx

    • Laura Dove
      August 22, 2017 / 8:31 pm

      Ahh thank you Lucy! xx

  62. August 22, 2017 / 8:46 pm

    You have really cottoned onto something here darling,
    These images are absolutely fantastic & can really let children feel like they have experienced their wildest dreams.

    I absolutely love checking out your images & these new ones are just brilliant x

    • Laura Dove
      August 23, 2017 / 9:17 pm

      Thank you so much! I really hope that others feel the same as we would love to make a real go of this. xx

    • Laura Dove
      August 23, 2017 / 9:16 pm

      Ahh thank you Sadie! xx

  63. August 22, 2017 / 9:16 pm

    That’s amazing! You are both very talented, if you need a local model, Lucas is here ๐Ÿ˜‰

    • Laura Dove
      August 23, 2017 / 9:15 pm

      Thank you Jenni! Ooh Ill take you up on that! xx

    • Laura Dove
      August 23, 2017 / 9:15 pm

      Thanks Sarah! xx

  64. August 22, 2017 / 9:31 pm

    What talent, these piccys are very impressive and you both clearly put in a lot of handwork and effort and the proof is deffo in he end results ๐Ÿ™‚ x

    • Laura Dove
      August 23, 2017 / 9:15 pm

      Thank you so much! xx

  65. Helen
    August 22, 2017 / 9:56 pm

    Oh wow! These are all so amazing. It sounds such a complicated and time consuming process but the end result is so worth it. I love the Jurassic Park and unicorn photos.

    • Laura Dove
      August 23, 2017 / 9:15 pm

      Thank you Helen, it’s so complicated, I leave most of it to Gaz! xx

  66. August 22, 2017 / 10:00 pm

    My mummy is a graphic designer and does this kind of work full time. Its very time consuming but worth it ๐Ÿ™‚ How do you get around the copyright issues? Good luck with the business and hope to see more of Gaz’s fine photoshop skills in the future ๐Ÿ™‚

    • Laura Dove
      August 23, 2017 / 9:14 pm

      Other than the Jurassic Park sign (which we wouldn’t be able to use when we are charging as a business), all images aren’t copyrighted and are labelled for re-use. Because we hand draw a large part of each photo, there’s no copyrighting in place. xx

  67. August 22, 2017 / 11:11 pm

    Oh wow!! This is incredible!! I have to learn atleast a bit of Photoshop soon!

    • Laura Dove
      August 23, 2017 / 9:12 pm

      Thank you! x

  68. August 23, 2017 / 12:07 am

    You had me at the white unicorns! Brilliant! I am so happy for you and the hubster, off on this new journey together! You will be so successful and make magical moments. Oh, and btw, welcome the #BIGPINKLINK <3 xoxo

    • Laura Dove
      August 23, 2017 / 9:12 pm

      Ahh thanks Lisa! Who doesn’t love unicorns?! Loving the pink link! xx

    • Laura Dove
      August 23, 2017 / 9:11 pm

      Thanks Lisa! xx

  69. August 23, 2017 / 6:36 am

    You photography is amazing, and I’d been wondering how you compose each shot! Thanks for showing us!

    • Laura Dove
      August 23, 2017 / 9:10 pm

      Thanks Gareth! xx

  70. August 23, 2017 / 10:23 am

    These are amazing, I have not seen anything like them before. These will be amazing for the children to look back on when they are older xx

    • Laura Dove
      August 23, 2017 / 9:04 pm

      Thank you, they absolutely love them! xx

  71. August 23, 2017 / 12:18 pm

    My nephew would be super thrilled if I took photos like these of him, Especially the one when he is being chased by a dinosaur ๐Ÿ™‚

    • Laura Dove
      August 23, 2017 / 9:01 pm

      Yes our youngest was ecstatic about that! He loves dinosaurs! xx

  72. August 23, 2017 / 1:17 pm

    these are awesome Laura! there is so much you can do with photos these days. I was looking at an app yesterday called Superimpose that lets you do similar with back and fore ground photos. very similar to photoshop but without the photoshop license! love the explanation too. it’s so doable, just needs a bit of time, patience and the right apps ! #KCACOLS

    • Laura Dove
      August 23, 2017 / 9:00 pm

      Thank you. Yes patience is a must!! It takes a long time and is so intricate too, but it’s worth it especially as we really want to make a go of this with a business. xx

    • Laura Dove
      August 23, 2017 / 8:54 pm

      Thanks Nichola! xx

  73. August 23, 2017 / 5:35 pm

    Wow these photos are so unique and different – you can literally be anything you want to be!

    • Laura Dove
      August 23, 2017 / 8:53 pm

      Thanks Amy, that’s the best part isn’t it?xx

  74. August 23, 2017 / 7:38 pm

    I’ve loved seeing behind the scenes of your work. These really are magical and i’m sure lots of people will love them x

    • Laura Dove
      August 23, 2017 / 8:51 pm

      Thank you Stephanie. xx

  75. August 23, 2017 / 7:52 pm

    Wow! These are amazing, You are both very talented. Love seeing being the scenes of how photos like this are created.

    • Laura Dove
      August 23, 2017 / 8:50 pm

      Thanks Amy, it’s a lot of fun! xx

  76. August 23, 2017 / 8:13 pm

    I am very impressed by the look of these photos. I do not think I would be that good at the photo editing end but that’s amazing here.

    • Laura Dove
      August 23, 2017 / 8:50 pm

      Thanks David, my husband is the photo shop whizz! x

  77. Rachel
    August 23, 2017 / 10:51 pm

    So much thought has been put into your photography and the images look great! Keep up the good work! xo

    • Laura Dove
      August 24, 2017 / 6:11 pm

      Thank you Rachel! xx

  78. ะ‘ะพั€ะบะฐ ะจะฐัƒะปะฐ
    August 24, 2017 / 7:01 am

    Major skills! I can’t believe the end result! While reading all the steps it took, by far I am most impressed with changing colors of the upturned car and 3 shots of Harry combined into a perfect one! Congrats!

    • Laura Dove
      August 24, 2017 / 6:06 pm

      Thank you, much appreciated! xx

  79. August 24, 2017 / 7:20 am

    This is amazing and so different. The possibilities are endless. Our kids would love mermaids and dragons x

    • Laura Dove
      August 24, 2017 / 6:06 pm

      Ooh yes mermaids is next on the list! We’ve already done dragons! xx

  80. August 24, 2017 / 12:38 pm

    I am amazed at this. Photo editing isn’t for the faint of heart. I would love to get back into it though. The Jurassic Park one is such a classic. Great job.
    XO Via Bella Blog

    • Laura Dove
      August 24, 2017 / 5:56 pm

      Thank you, I agree, it takes a LOT of patience! xx

  81. August 24, 2017 / 1:45 pm

    I truly love this handy post, so much so I have bookmarked it for point of reference.

    • Laura Dove
      August 24, 2017 / 5:53 pm

      Thank you! xx

  82. August 24, 2017 / 2:35 pm

    What a fantastic set of photographs and thank you for showing us behind the scenes. I am fascinated by behind the scenes features on films and often like to watch them after films. I can’t help thinking that you could make these into blog headers too. #bigpinklink

    • Laura Dove
      August 24, 2017 / 5:53 pm

      My husband designed my blog header so that’s definitely something we are looking into! xx

  83. August 24, 2017 / 3:01 pm

    This is amazing and so so so clever!! #bigpinklink

    • Laura Dove
      August 24, 2017 / 5:52 pm

      Thank you Louise! xx

  84. August 24, 2017 / 3:55 pm

    Oh my goodness Laura, this is so clever. I have no idea about creating these kind of looks but I bet you’ve found a big gap in the market, all the best, Mich x

    • Laura Dove
      August 24, 2017 / 5:50 pm

      Thank you! I really hope it takes off! xx

  85. August 24, 2017 / 4:03 pm

    Oh, wow! You guys are super talented. I would most definitely pay you to have some creative pics taken of the kids like this ๐Ÿ™‚

    Louise x

    • Laura Dove
      August 24, 2017 / 5:49 pm

      Ahh thank you Louise! xx

  86. August 24, 2017 / 8:05 pm

    Laura this is just amazing and what a great idea. I love following your instagram feed you really do have a good eye for photography. I wish you good luck for your venture but I honestly don’t think you need it. xxx

    • Laura Dove
      August 24, 2017 / 8:58 pm

      Ahh thank you Natalie, I really hope that it takes off! xx

  87. August 24, 2017 / 9:08 pm

    Oh. My. Word. How amazing are you!! And hubby of course! I didn’t even know half of this was possible. You have totally blown me away! I saw this pic on instagram the other day and it’s so amazing to read about what went into it – I look forward to seeing a few more on there! Thanks for linking up and hopefully we’ll see you next time too! #KCACOLS

    • Laura Dove
      August 25, 2017 / 5:44 pm

      Thanks Alex! My husband is the photo shop whizz, I just take the photos and he does the magic. I’m really hoping we can make a real go of it though! xx

  88. August 25, 2017 / 12:05 pm

    These are just genius!!!! I love all the effort and work you put into making just one picture, but oh boy it is SO worth it. Fantastic work and I can’t wait to see further shoots!

    • Laura Dove
      August 25, 2017 / 5:34 pm

      Thank you Tanya! Much appreciated! xx

  89. August 25, 2017 / 9:38 pm

    Woah woah woah, this is UNREAL!!!!! Those are some seriously godlike editing skills!!! I’m in awe… #bigpinklink

    • Laura Dove
      August 26, 2017 / 5:33 pm

      Ahh thank you so much Aleena! xx

  90. August 26, 2017 / 6:09 pm

    That’s really cool! I bet the kids love them too! A lot of potential. #bigpinklinky

    • Laura Dove
      August 27, 2017 / 9:40 pm

      Thanks Dave! xx

  91. August 26, 2017 / 7:53 pm

    Popping back over to witness your awesome. Thanks for linking up to #globalblogging

    • Laura Dove
      August 27, 2017 / 9:38 pm

      Ahh thank you Kristin. xxx

    • Laura Dove
      August 27, 2017 / 9:38 pm

      Ahh thank you Kristin. xxx

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