birthday interview

by Mary Jane

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The Birthday Interview – I’ve seen this posted all over Pinterest and I thought it would be fun to give it a try. I had always planned on doing some sort of birthday portrait… But when you combine it with some fun tidbits of their life, it really takes it to a whole new level. Of course these are things you think you’ll never forget – but somehow I know I will. I can’t even remember what I ate for breakfast.

It was actually hilarious to do the interview and I wish I had it recorded on video…(maybe next year). I ended up doing it almost three times and I got a variety of different answers for some of the questions. Piper is definitely at the stage where she has a favorite song of the “moment” and a favorite book of the “moment”. But, there are some things that are tried & true – like her love for Elmo, gold fish and ice water.

For these balloon shots, I had fun playing with the Luxe Action set from The Florabella Collection. They have some really great, unique actions – so if you want to make your life easier in Photoshop or Photoshop Elements – definitely check them out.

50mm, ISO 400 – 1/3200 @ f/2.8

50mm, ISO 400 – 1/3200 @ f/2.8

50mm, ISO 400 – 1/3200 @ f/2.8

50mm, ISO 400 – 1/3200 @ f/2.8

50mm, ISO 400 – 1/3200 @ f/2.8

50mm, ISO 400 – 1/3200 @ f/2.8

Here are just a few photos from Piper and her friend Kate’s joint party…I made owl cupcakes that I found on Pinterest (yes, I actually made something that I pinned – I get so excited when I do that!) My friend Alex, who runs Yellowbird Music put on a fun musical hour for the kids filled with drums, guitars, puppets and hula hoops. It was the perfect way to celebrate the 2 best years of our life!

50mm, ISO 200 – 1/4000 @ f/2.8

50mm, ISO 200 – 1/2500 @ f/2.8

50mm, ISO 200 – 1/255 @ f/2.8

50mm, ISO 200 – 1/5000 @ f/2.8

50mm, ISO 200 – 1/1250 @ f/2.8

50mm, ISO 200, 1/4000 @ f/2.8

50mm, ISO 200, 1/2000 @ f/2.8

50mm, ISO 200, 1/8000 @ f/1.8

{ 2 comments… read them below or add one }

Cherry April 17, 2012 at 4:11 am

She seriously has the CUTEST smile! Happy birthday, Piper!

Bets April 18, 2012 at 3:08 am

Love the balloon shots! Love the interview answers! Love the cupcakes! Love you all!! I’m going to have to steal some of these ideas!

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