Frankie Turns 5 | Birthday Bash at Bob Baker Marionette Theater | Kids Party Photography Los Angeles

Frankie Turns 5 | Birthday Bash at Bob Baker Marionette Theater | Kids Party Photography Los Angeles

Photographing Frankie’s birthday here was a dream come true!  I had always heard such spectacular things about Bob Baker Marionette Theater but never had the chance to drop by for a visit.  Luckily, Michelle and Fernando contacted me to document their daughter’s 5th birthday there on Sunday and SPECTACULAR it was.  The marionette show was as masterful and whimsical as you could imagine, I will absolutely return for another show on my own.  The kids (and adults) were thoroughly entertained as the puppets whizzed past them or got a little personal and sang melodies on their laps.  A very special place indeed, thanks for inviting me there to document Michelle and Fernando!

Click for more details if you’re interested in hosting a party at Bob Baker Marionette Theater.

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Shannon @remembermakers

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Audrey Turns 7 | A Unicorn Party | Kids Birthday Photography Los Angeles

Audrey Turns 7 | A Unicorn Party | Kids Birthday Photography Los Angeles

I met Audrey and her family when she was just under 2 years old!  I can’t believe how much time has passed.  Audrey has made the transition from off balance toddler to full blown unicorn, and what a lovely unicorn she has become.  I absolutely adored the theme and all the magical details throughout the party.  Also, there were bubbles, and if you know me you know I LOVE bubbles.  Audrey frolicked around in her flower dress and had the best time ever, thanks for inviting me to capture it Ward fam!

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xoxo

Shannon @remembermakers

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Miss Blue Eyes | Lily’s 1st | Kids Birthday Party Photography Los Angeles

Miss Blue Eyes | Lily’s 1st | Kids Birthday Party Photography Los Angeles

I was so excited to get a message from Sara.  We went to high school together and I had been low key stalking her super sweet new life as a mom on instagram.  I finally got the chance to meet the baby girl I had seen in all the pictures…for her 1st birthday!  I am a big fan of backyard parties and Sara really knew how to make it her own with countless homemade signs and decorations.  Lily was the sweetest thing, she couldn’t hurt a fly or even smash her cake!  Yep, no interest whatsoever in destroying that sugary mountain in front of her. She was just full of smiles and laughs, handed back and forth from one loving family member to another.  Such a good day, thanks for having me Sara!

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Shannon @remembermakers

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Laser Tag Birthday | Kids Party Photography Los Angeles | Ultrazone Sherman Oaks

Laser Tag Birthday | Kids Party Photography Los Angeles | Ultrazone Sherman Oaks

Happy 9th birthday Chiara!  I absolutely love laser tag parties – the lasers show up in the pictures which is pretty fantastic and I get to run around and remember the good ol’ days when I used to play.  Next time I want to try wearing a vest, I’m sure a lot more lasers would be pointed in my direction!  Interested in having your next kid’s birthday party at Ultrazone?  Check them out here:

http://www.zonehead.com/birthday-parties

Here are the setting ranges I used on my Canon 5d mark iii with a 24mm 1.4 Canon lens:

ISO: 16000 – 20000

f-stop: 1.4 – 2.0

shutter speed: 1/250 – 1/500

 

Here are some of my fave shots!

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Shannon @remembermakers

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King of the Wild Things | A First Birthday Portrait Session Los Angeles

King of the Wild Things | A First Birthday Portrait Session Los Angeles

I was so sad that I would be out of town for Kingston’s birthday!  Luckily we were able to schedule a birthday portrait session for his “Where the Wild Things Are” themed party next month.  I am all about that theme.

You are about to witness Kingston’s very first nature hike, I’m surprised he was even interested in my camera with all the new wonders around him.  We shot in Millard Canyon, a gorgeous spot in Altadena with a babbling stream and dappled forest light.  Happy early birthday Kingston!

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Shannon @remembermakers

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Archer is One! | Birthday Party Photography Los Angeles

Archer is One! | Birthday Party Photography Los Angeles

Look at that face!  Such a fun backyard get together for such a cutie pie.  Loved seeing the birthday boy crawling around the grass, interacting with his cousins, and testing everything in reach to see if it was edible.  He shared his birthday party with two other family members…that means 3 cakes!  Triple the happy birthday magic.  So much family love in one place, I am very grateful that I was invited in to capture it all.  Thanks Amanda and family!

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Such fun!

 

Until next time,

Shannon @remembermakers

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10 Kids Birthday Party Ideas in Los Angeles | A Photographer’s Perspective

10 Kids Birthday Party Ideas in Los Angeles | A Photographer’s Perspective

 

Need some ideas for your next kids birthday party?  There are so many birthday spots in LA, it can be overwhelming and mind boggling.  I’ve been photographing birthdays in Los Angeles for years and thought it would be helpful to come up with a short list of my favorite kids party locations, ideas, and vendors.  All local to Los Angeles!  Hopefully this helps narrow your search and ease some of the stress of party planning.  Enjoy!

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1. Bubblemania

I’ve seen this company at a few backyard birthdays and, let me tell you, it is entertainment for all ages!  Even the adults look mesmerized (yes, me included).  It starts off with a structured bubble show and ends with party guests taking turns to be inside giant life size bubbles!  Also, bubbles make for fantastic pictures, a big plus for this photographer lady.

Check them out here – http://www.bubblemaniaandcompanyla.com/

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2. Bowling – Montrose Bowl

This bowling alley is picture perfect, such a cool vintage style.  And who doesn’t love throwing a ball around?  This is great for active kids who are old enough to navigate a bowling ball and keep a little focus.  There’s also a small arcade attached for extra entertainment.  Add a giant pizza into the mix and you’re golden!

Check it out here – http://www.montrosepartybowl.com/

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3. The Coop

The Coop is one of my absolute favorite indoor/outdoor playgrounds.  Giant ball pit, light up dance floor, climbing equipment, and a beautiful outdoor area with a tent and hangout lounge.  All ages can have fun here.  Photo tip: Get down low on the dance floor and get some cool colorful shots of dancing faces!  (That’s how I got the first photo on my about page – http://remembermakers.com)

Check out The Coop here – https://thecoop-la.com/party/

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4. Mobile Petting Zoo

The simplicity of animals hanging out + kids hanging out is just magic.  I’ve seen ones with llamas, mini horseback riding, cuddly bunnies, birdies, and everything in between.  The kids can touch, learn, experience, and explore…just as kids should!

Check this one out – http://www.reptacularanimals.com/los-angeles/la-photos/la-petting-zoo/

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5. Ultrazone Laser Tag

Laser tag birthday parties are a blast! (hehe) This is great for older kids with a lot of energy and a team spirit.  Luckily the laser beams show up in pictures and make for some great action shots!  After the game(s) you have your own private room to relax in or you can play around on the large selection of arcade games.  If you’re looking for high energy, you’ve got it right here!

Check them out here – http://www.zonehead.com/birthday-parties

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6. Aerial Yoga 

Have an aerial party!  Studio K is tucked away in the Pacific Palisades and they are masters at hosting parties up in the air.  This is great for physically active kids and a wonderful introduction to a new skill.  Never a dull moment in this studio.  To see more photos from the aerial birthday I shot click here.

Check out more info on the studio here – http://www.studioktraining.com/birthday-parties

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7. Travel Town

Travel town is a solid birthday spot.  It almost feels like you’re at a picnic table in your local park…except…you’re surrounded by TRAINS!  Kids love to explore around the tracks, and some just like to stick to the picnic area where a mini train set is often set up in the grass.  All of the kids end up going around the property in the mini train.   I don’t think I’ve ever said the word train so many times!

Check out Travel Town here – http://www.traveltown.org/rental.shtml

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8. Fire Truck Party 

This is not just any fire truck, this one has been converted into a kids birthday party machine!  Photo booth, rockin’ music, PIZZA, and even a hose that sprays out water for playing and frolicking.  Perfect for a hot summer day (and it sure was one for Asher’s fire truck party).  Love love love this company!

Check them out here – http://www.company77.com/

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9. Gymnastics Party

A nap is guaranteed after this kind of energetic birthday bash.  There are so many activities to keep these youngsters entertained – rope swings, jumping into foam pits,  climbing the walls, balance beams, organized games, etc.  Great for active older kids who love to move their bodies, the room is their oyster!

Check out Jag Gym here – http://www.jaggym.com/parties-events/party-package-details

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10. Hire a Photographer

Hello!  It’s time for me to toot my own horn.  Planning a party (and being a parent)  is hard enough, you don’t have to add “photographer” to your many hats.  When you hire a photographer you actually have time to enjoy the moment and be in the pictures!  Birthday celebrations are fleeting and it’s rare to have so many family and friends in one place – you will be thankful to have photographic evidence of these joyous times.  Pro tip: Have a photo book made of your birthday celebration!

Say hello – http://remembermakers.com

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Did I miss something amazing?  Let me know!  I’m always interested in learning about new birthday gems in Los Angeles.

 

Shannon @remembermakers

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