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We are beyond excited to have a little girl of our own. My whole life I’ve dreamed of having a daughter and I can’t wait to share so many things with her. We had so much fun working with smoke bombs to share our exciting news. But working with smoke bombs can be tricky and I’ve received a ton of questions on how to go about using them. Keep reading for my top five tips for working with smoke bombs.
1. Budget Friendly
I looked up many options for smoke bombs including Etsy and Firework shops. I ultimately decided on purchasing from Amazon. Amazon had the best price, the fastest shipping, and I was able to click on other buyers’ reviews to get advice and tips. Which leads me to the next point.
2. Extra, Extra
It’s a good idea to have extra smoke bombs because the smoke bomb in question only blows color for about 60 seconds. I purchased cheaper smoke bombs on Amazon so that I could have multiple smoke bombs. I also ended up purchasing both blue and pink colors because I didn’t know which color I would have to use ahead of time so keeping the cost down was key.
3. Weather Control
If possible, it’s best to pick a day with as little wind as possible. The amount of wind will greatly impact the color your smoke bomb produces, how long it lasts, and the quality of your photos. If wind is unavoidable, try to find a shady area that blocks out as much wind as possible.
4. Have a Game Plan
Because the smoke bombs only last about 60 seconds, its best to have a game plan in mind and certain photography poses in mind so as once the smoke bomb is lit, you can be in the position you want and the photographer can capture the moment. Be organized and prepared will allow you to make the most out of your smoke time so you don’t waste an entire smoke bomb while figuring out what to do.
5. Be Safe
Finally, safety is always key. We had a water jug with us while shooting these photos and it helped make sure that the smoke bombs we used were completely extinguished once they were done burning. Try to avoid dry leaves and other items that can catch fire easily and always remember to check the guidelines, rules, and regulations of the photography location.
That’s it! Once you get the hang of them, smoke bombs are pretty easy to use and can give off a mystical and enchanting vibe. I’ve seen smoke bombs used for gender reveals, engagement sessions, weddings, and even 4th of July. Will you guys be using smoke bombs in any of your photos? What other gender reveal ideas have you seen?
Photography: Sierra Tucker Photography