Max came into our studio for his first birthday photos and CAKE SMASH!! Disney and Mickey Mouse are a hit with Max. He wore his Mickey ears when he dove into his birthday cake! Max's mom, Heather, filled out a questionaire for us on her experience at our studio. We like it so much that we thought we would share it with you! People read our blogs to check out sample photos but also to learn about the do's/dont's of a photo session. Check out Heather's points if you are looking to book a photo session too!
Location of Session: In studio photo session with Max (age 1)
What kind of look were you going for in your photos? I really wanted to capture how much of a little boy Max was growing into and his funny personality. He loves Mickey Mouse, so I had to incorporate that into his Birthday cake session.
Tell us an interesting or unique fact about each of your children. Max walks like a mummy and loves to follow his big brother around the house! Even though he is the younger sibling, he loves picking on his older brother and taking charge!
Have we done a session together before? If so, why did you decide to book another? I had both my boys Christmas pictures taken with Capture a Moment and they were so kind and patient. I decided to book a full session for Max 1 year, plus their studio is amazing! It’s huge and has a sink to clean off the babies for cake smash photos which is something I wanted. When I initially brought Max in he was sick and not himself. They so kindly agreed to not torture him with pictures and re-scheduled the session. They’re both Moms so they get it!
Why did you decide on the outfits you chose? There’s just something I love about a little boy in overalls! He just looked like a little man with overalls and no shoes! I choose the suspenders and bow tie because it was adorable! Why did you choose the particular props you brought? They provided a lot of the props which was a relief. The only thing I brought was Mickey Mouse for the cake!
What advice do you have for parents planning outfits for a future family session? What about props? Plan according to the time of year and where the pictures are being taken. Also something easier to change in and out of because they get frustrated with lots of challenging outfit changes.
Any tips on what to bring to a shoot? Anything that makes noise or moves/ sings or dances! Whatever you know will make your baby smile or laugh!
How would you describe your overall experience? Amazingly unbelievable. I didn’t feel rushed or like they were annoyed with Max when he cried or ran away from the setup. They follow his and my lead on what to do and which back drops I wanted. It was a great experience. Very clean and tons of room !
Thank you so much for participating in our questionnaire Heather. Max looks adorable in his pictures. Thanks for celebrating his big 1st year moment with us.