Behind-the-Scenes: Birthday Photo Shoot!


In all my years at Parents (six, but who’s counting?!) I’ve been on tons of photo shoots. My favorites have to be our birthday party shoots. Sure, they’re the most intense with all those kids around. But, these shoots are also the most fun. Why? Just check out these behind-the-scenes photos I took.

Hpim0103_2This group of models really had a great time hanging out together. These kids had a blast on set wearing their party hats and chomping away on their cupcakes.

Speaking of yummy treats, take a look at these! Hpim0104 Where else but on a photo shoot can you get duffle bags full of delicious cupcakes delivered right to you? You might recognize them from the pages of May’s "The Ultimate Birthday Party Planner". Thanks to our food editors, Jackie and Fraya and our talented stylist Karen for always coming through with the most amazing cake ideas!


I loved this last shot because it really shows off the technical side of our shoots. Now that we’ve gone mostly digital, our photographers are also equipped with computers, so we can instantly check out what they’re shooting. It makes life a lot easier to change things up on set if we need to.

So there you have it, a little sneak peek behind a Parents Magazine photo shoot. Hope you enjoyed the tour!

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  1. by Adrienne

    On April 25, 2007 at 2:05 am

    Thanks for the peek behind the curtain. The photo shoot sounds like a lot of fun!