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