2nd bday photo ideas?

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2nd bday photo ideas?

Last year I took Evan to a studio and while I liked the props I now find so much wrong with the pictures. They have the big numbers so it was kinda cute having him stand beside it. Well while I am not that good I still don't want to pay just for the props.

Does anyone have ideas that I can try? I don't have the best house for natural lighting and I don't use any flash. Its starting to get fall here so while I remember a few months back someone did a 2nd bday smash cake I don't think I could do that outside

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Maybe you can use a block with the number 2 on it and let him play with that? Or a "2" birthday candle, assuming he won't try to eat it. Wink And .. hmm.. maybe even little party things from party central or something.. he'll think they're new toys and be happy in the photos, too! Smile You could always do a cake smash, too. They're fun. Otherwise, just shooting him natural would be my best advice. Ohhhhhh, get some helium ballons and tie them to a little toy and take some with balloons, those are fun, too!! Smile

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ooohh we should get together and do a cake smash for him, i did one for DS at 2. Sorry i didnt reply to your fb message i was with out internet for a bit.

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how about a little cupcake with the number 2 on it somewhere outside on a nice patch of green grass with some trees in the background or something nice? Smile i don't know... i'd do a cupcake with the #2 and go from there Smile

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I did a cake smash for Benny's second bday - that might be what you're referring to. I also recently did lots of balloons for a third birthday shoot. As long as it's festive, it'll be fun. Have him hold up 2 fingers if he can. 2 candles on a cupcake. 2 balloons. etc

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"Andie7a" wrote:

ooohh we should get together and do a cake smash for him, i did one for DS at 2. Sorry i didnt reply to your fb message i was with out internet for a bit.

fun Smile , did you post the smash cake I don't remember. no worries, its been one of those end of summers I barely did much emails so I know how it is.

Thanks for the ideas, the balloons sounds cute (if the silly lil kid will cooperate haha)
If the weather is nice this weekend I might try it.