Maine Birthday Photo Booth


How lucky was I to be a part of Miss Cora’s 4th Birthday party in Hermon Maine?!  Mom, wanted to have a party full of fun and chose to host it at the Hermon Maine Snowmobile Club for ease of clean up, to have space for crafts, and a photo booth!  The theme was Knights and Fair Maidens.  My friend is a very talented and creative graphic designer here in Maine.  She made the adorable invites below.  I hopped right on the photo booth idea.  I love dress up and photography (of course!)  I had been eyeing the fun photo booth backgrounds I had seen on Pinterest and at some of my Maine weddings.  They were made of long torn strips of fabric in three or four colors made into a fluttery curtain or garland of sorts.  I thought, “Hey, I could make that!”  And Cora’s birthday party photo booth was the perfect opportunity.  I had wanted one for my Sabattus Maine photography studio anyway.  I had some props and Bridgit had trunks of things since Cora loves dress up!  She also went all out buying the knights outfit, which all the boys loved.  Guests enjoyed two fun craft projects; crown decorating and mask painting.  The crowns were made from fun scrapbook papers and were adjustable with a velcro.  Stickers and jewels were available to embellishment to your hearts content.   We dined on punch, macaroni & cheese, PB&J with crusts removed, and cheese puffs!  A grand feast for any little lord or lady.  The photo booth shenanigans are sure to make you smile.  Miss Cora was very cute when everyone sang “Happy Birthday”, and she blew out the candles on her pink cone castle birthday cake made by the cake decorator extraordinair, Karen.  “Aunty” Michele was a big help at the photo booth and made the gift bags that were awarded for the castle bean bag toss game (created by dad!) where everyone was a winner.  Unfortunately I was too busy at the photo booth to get photographs of that.  After the game we all went outside for the Pinata grand finale!  Yay candy!  I hope you enjoy these photographs.  Remember to photograph your family all the time.  They change so quickly, and before you know it they are starting families of their own.  Happy Birthday Cora!  I am so proud to be your “aunty”.  Every time I see you I am impressed by the new things you have learned, your cuteness, and fun personality.  Just like Mom and Dad you are sure to grow into an amazing person!  xoxoxo Aunt Rene

 Cute invitation by Graphic Designer Bridgit Cayer

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Cora waiting at the window for her friends to arrive while we finish decorating.

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Cora and Grandpa were my stand in models!

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 Miss Cora and 3 pretty cool ladies.  I LOVE this photograph of Cora and Mom (heart melting!)

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The torn fabric backdrop came out great, and I plan on offering it for birthdays, mini photo sessions, and some of my Maine wedding clients.  I can even create one special for your event with your colors (yours to keep when the wedding or party is over).

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Can you say adorable?

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Fun times in the Photo Booth

These kids crack me up!

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Cora loved it when everyone sang happy birthday.  I could tell it made her feel so special “sniff”

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 Time to break out the candy…literally

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The Details:

The Birthday Girl:  The most fabulous Miss Cora

Photo Booth Creation:  Rene Roy Photography

Photography: Rene Roy Photography

Cake:  Karen Clark

Crafts and Theme:  Bridgit Cayer,  ideas

 Pinterest, using the search terms: castle party, knights, swords, medieval and maiden. ( she purposefully stayed away from “prince” and “princess” so as to locate more unique ideas — no Disney stuff.)

 She looked around on, too. That’s where she found the handmade cloth banner made of castle-themed fabric triangles (seen in one of the photographs).

 Gift Bags and Snacks:  Michele Prentice

 Music:  Bridgit’s Phone!

 Additional Thanks for help in set-up cleaning and decorating:  Brian, Vic, Cil, Linda, and Rick!

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  • michele

    So. Much. Fun. The photos are bright full of love, life, excitement and birthday joy !
    Beautiful photos that capture the day perfectly !!! Sweet Cora will never forget this amazing birthday !!!!!ReplyCancel

  • Thank you Michele!ReplyCancel

  • Cil

    Awesome memories! It reads like a story in the days of fair maidens, knights and castles. Rene, you are the BEST photographer. Parties are extra fun with your special touch. 💖ReplyCancel

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