Brayden’s Birthday Shoot – Behind the Scenes
For Brayden’s birthday shoot this year I really wanted to make it fun for him. No one ever believes me when I say this, but he really doesn’t like getting his picture taken. Or, I suppose I should say, he really doesn’t like it when I take his pictures!
He can be really shy so I thought about doing an indoor shoot where he would be most comofortable. Plus, we were really limited on time so I thought indoors would be best in case we get bad weather.
I saw this idea on Pinterest and thought it was really cool, but too similar to what I did last year. I decided to adapt it and tape the balloons to the wall in my studio instead. Brayden loves rainbows and I knew the color would pop really well. We blew up the balloons with a balloon pump (don’t use helium!) and simply taped them along the wall. I wasn’t sure the tape would hold, but luckily it did. I didn’t want to have to put that many holes in the wall!
I also saw these streamers on Pinterest and loved them. They are really easy to make and took no time at all! I used construction paper that was bigger than your normal 8.5 x 11 (maybe 8.5 x 22?). We hung all the streamers the night before and that ended up working out really well. They stretched out a lot overnight and looked even better!
Lastly, I bought a confetti gun, which was SO much fun. Except, it was really loud and Kennedy did not like it
When Brayden walked in and saw the set up for the first time he said, “Wow, I love this party mommy! It’s so cool!”. And you know if Brayden says it’s cool, then it must be really cool! I just wanted him to love it and I think it shows in the pictures that he really did. It was simple and fun and no tears on this shoot! Yeah!
Canon 5d Mark II, 50 1.2
F 2.0, 1/200, ISO 320