Three years ago, we met Elliott and his parents down in Cranford, NJ. To be quite honest, we fell in love. He was a big, big flirt and had these gorgeous baby blue eyes to boot. Last year, we met his family down in Long Branch at Seven Presidents Beach. He was a tiny bit more reserved, but still had that flirty smile. As we all know, time marches on, despite our requests to the contrary, and Elliott turned three this August. To commemorate this milestone, we decided to do indoor portraits.
At three years old, children's attention spans can be tricky, so we were prepared. We had balloons (to match those gorgeous blue eyes), a cupcake, a bubble gun at the ready, and mama right by our side. The balloons were a decent sized hit, but once we got to the cupcake, we had his complete attention! (A man after our own hearts)!
Elliott's mom did such a fantastic job with styling his look for this shoot, and she told us that he love suspenders. So, not only did he have a timeless, classic look, he felt cool and comfortable in his outfit.
Because these types of studio shots tend to be on the simpler side (in comparison to something like a styled shoot or cake smash) it's important to us that we are able to capture a range of emotions and variety in poses. To accomplish this we incorporate posing bowls, stools, simple seated and standing poses, as well as run the gamut of faces we ask them to make at us. We strive to make the entire session fun-filled for our subjects.
It has become one of our traditions to purchase a cupcake from Palermo's Bakery (Wyckoff location) for these milestone shoots. If it's in stock, we almost always aim for funfetti! Not only do they photograph well, our subjects really enjoy them!
Wishing you the happiest of years, Elliott! We can't wait to celebrate your fourth!