Now that's making a scene! Couple pose their young sons to recreate famous moments from movies and TV on their living room CARPET
- Daniel and Sarah Schmidt, 37, from Pennsylvania, make carpet art with their kids
- Taking inspiration from films and music, the family recreate scenes on the floor
- They make their own props using simple household objects like cardboard boxes
- The family say that it is a fun way to share photos of their little ones as they grow
Their two sons aren't yet old enough to go to school, but Daniel and Sarah Schmidt's little boys have already visited a galaxy far, far away.
Since having their children, the Schmidts, from Pennsylvania, have started recreating famous movie scenes on their carpet - and they cast their sons Jeremy, three, and nine-month-old baby Owen in the starring roles.
Daniel and Sarah say they create the scenes on the carpet while their sons are napping, adding them in as a finishing touch once they wake.
Baby Owen (pictured) nine months, holds a lightsaber for this Star Wars scene - even his teddies are dressed up
They've also ventured beyond the silver screen, inserting their children into various comical scenarios, such as Owen 'stealing' the Mona Lisa or acting as the front man of the rock band Guns 'n' Roses.
Daniel said: 'All the props to create the scenes are from things lying around the house like bed sheets, old T-shirts, empty containers, cardboard and duct tape.
'We have seen other people make beautiful scenes with elaborate decorations, but we stick to random house junk.
'Our inspiration for scenes comes from everything. From movies, TV shows that we like, current events and even a scrap of old carpet that reminded us of woolly mammoth fur!'
With the perfect lighting and a simple recreation of Pride Rock from The Lion King - Jeremy, three and Owen nine months make the most adorable photo
Stop thief! Using teddies and some old frames found around the house, Sarah and Daniel have made a hilarious scene
Looking as if Jeremy is balancing Owen on his shoulders, they take a stroll through a scene taken from Game of Thrones
The pair started taking the elaborate photographs after being inspired by similar staged pictures they saw on Pinterest.
The hobby started as something they would only show to loved ones, but now they share their efforts with a growing Instagram following.
Dan added: 'We initially thought it would be fun to try, and was a cool way to share pictures of our baby with our friends and family.
Pictured left to right: Sarah, 37, Jeremy, three, Owen, nine months and Daniel, 37
The family's carpet art has become a fun activity for them to do together, but Daniel finds it easiest when they have just woken up from a nap
Despite the photos looking perfect, the Schmidt's admit that it takes a lot to get the perfect snapshot
The photos get a really good response from friends and family. Sarah says her favourite scene is this Guns N' Roses snap (pictured)
'Eventually we decided to create an Instagram account dedicated to sharing pictures that other parents submitted of their babies in funny scenes too.
'People really like the photos, and the funny scenes and references to movies and TV shows are especially appreciated.
'My favourite scene is the Pope Visits Philly or the Guns N' Roses one, but Sarah's is the Game of Thrones one.
The pair got the idea when they saw other parents sharing similar photos on photo sharing app Pinterest
They have since created their own Instagram account where they regularly share the photos
The pair come up with ideas for their scenes and then start to make or gather the props
'We think people can get a little over saturated with normal pictures of kids so this is a fun new spin on it.'
However, despite the photographs seeming immaculate, the Schmidts admit that it takes a lot to get the perfect snapshot.
Dan said: 'We let the ideas bounce around in our heads for a while, and once we finally decide to make it happen we usually complete the scene in an hour or so.
'We find the key to taking the pictures is timing. We try to make the scene while the boys are napping.
They found that the boys take the best photos after having a nap, and say that newborns are much easy to work with
Making things slight controversial, they have dressed Owen as Josh Ostrovsky, also known as 'The Fat Jew' - an Instagram star
The boys enjoy the photo shoots but they have to be done quickly as they soon get bored and start to fuss
The family said that they have seen other parents use really elaborate props but they like using household junk
Sarah and Daniel like to make props using things like bed sheets, old T-shirts, empty containers, cardboard and duct tape
'And then it's usually best to involve the boys after a nap because the baby is in a good mood and the lighting in the room is best.
'There is a quick window of opportunity because once they start fussing, the photo shoot is over.
'Some parents with newborns could probably arrange their babies while they're sleeping, but once that stage is over it's nearly impossible.'
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