Photo Shoots

Lol Surprise 5th Birthday In Maywood, NJ

From Ari (@Ari_Says):

“How many of your kids are @lolsurprise fans?! 🙋🏻‍♀️ Clover’s been a fan since Series 1! It’s been quite a fun journey of loving these little dolls. (I’m guilty of being just as obsessed + pretty much know all the dolls she has! That said when she kept asking for a party, she’ll get an #lolsurpriseparty even though it was last minute! 💞 it was so fun to see her reaction! She wanted to be Unicorn LOL doll from Series 3 + I think I did a great job delivering! 💓Thanks to the vendors that worked with me!”

@petiteseats for the little human table + chairs

@polkadotcakenj for the cake

the bff who put it all together with me @noagord0n ! 💓

#lolsurprise

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Enchanted Forest Styled Shoot-Storyboard

Styled shoots are a huge part of Petite Seats’ marketing plan. With each shoot I plan an elaborate storyboard to explain each aspect of the shoot. For this shoot the theme we selected was enchanted forest. Being that I live in a heavily wooded area I was excited about the prospects of a woodland theme. As with any shoot I set the bar pretty high for myself. I love to work with vendors who do the same, so my vision can blend with theirs flawlessly. All went well except vendor I used for the costumes. In short the custom costumes made looked like my five year old created them and I basically lost $500.

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Let us paint the picture for you . . .

Imagine you're on a nature walk on a brisk fall afternoon, you are deep inside the cool clasp of the lush forest. As you walk slowly the sun peeks through the branches overhead. Twigs snap as inquisitive chipmunks chase each other; high above birds chatter. You stop. As you stand quietly on the moss and fern lined path you hear the soft murmurs of voices. You listen then decide to move farther into a small clearing in the trees. What do you see?! It’s a gathering of mythical forest children… a gnome, a nymph, elves, and you even see the glistening wings of a fairy. You quietly hide behind a large oak tree and watch. They are having a celebration. Each is sitting on moss cover wooden chairs at a table set for royalty. The table is adorned with ornate colored glass stemware, rustic copper flatware, and a prominent wildflower centerpiece that seems to be sprouting of a tree trunk.

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Source It:

Concept + Producer: Petite Seats

Concept + Creative Director: KonfettiBoutik

Décor Styling + Design: KonfettiBoutik

Photography: Digna Toledo Photography

Location: Andover, NJ Enchanted Forest

Production Assistant: Chique Design And Events

Kids Tables + Chairs: Petite Seats

Face Painting: NJ Face Painter

Donuts + Macs + Cakes: Kedby K Cakes

Cookies: Divinely Dolce

Videographer: Burning Wick Studios

Invitation: Art Lery

Escort Cards: Chique Design And Events

Holiday 2018

It’s December and we are in the thick of the holiday season. Valerie of Konfetti Boutik came up to us to design and style a perfect petite holiday tablescape. Check out the images and descriptions from Valerie:

“It’s December and … Tis’ the season to be jolly fa lala lala lala lala! We created this darling setting for a holiday party. The colors were bright, yet subtle. We used a lace paper as a placemat layered with an aqua blue glitter background on a white farm table. Each setting was adorned with a pink velvety poinsettia. A cluster of ornaments completed the centerpieces, and the hanging stars embellished the petite ghost chairs. The cake and cookies were the perfect complement to the decor. Happy Holidays everyone!”

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Source It!

Concept + Producer + Creative Director: @konfetti_boutik and @petiteseats

Decor Styling + Design: @konfetti_boutik

Photography: @dignatoledophotography

Kids Farm Table + Chairs: @petiteseats

Cookies + Cake: @DivinelyDolce

Petite Seats Brand Storyteller Intern

Do you know what it takes to grow an online community? We're looking for a social media and videography intern to engage our social media followers using vide. PETITE SEATS is a boutique children’s party rental company based in Northern New Jersey. Our clients are high end children’s party planners and parents looking to plan special events for their little ones. 

We are currently searching for interns to begin in early May, preferably high school Seniors and college students. An intern’s duties include, but are not limited to:

·      Visual Storyteller of the Brand {Excellent communication skills and the ability to inform and entertain via written, oral and visual media.} 

·      Must know how to shoot and edit

·      Must Have Own Equipment {Experience with DSLR, audio, and video camera equipment and file formats}

·      Have one year experience with web video production and video editing

·      Working knowledge of Adobe Creative Cloud (Premiere, After Effects, Photoshop, etc.) and/or Final Cut Pro or comparable programs

·      Experience in Marketing, Video Creative and Graphic Design with strong skills in video editing, graphic design, and both written and oral communication

·      Incorporate music, sound effects, text, and motion graphics to support and give context to the story

·      Have the ability to contribute to the strategy and process-development level 

·      Available to film and edit up to 2 vlog videos per week

·      Experience running a YouTube/Facebook channel

·      Build video content and film our Founder through her days to bring content to Youtube.

·      In-depth knowledge of Instagram, Twitter, and Facebook

·      Produce short-form promotional video content for Facebook and Instagram

·      Must have an eye for visuals, be flexible, accurate, attentive to detail, and deadline-oriented

·    An innovative self-starter with problem-solving skills, creativity, ambition, and a strong work ethic

PR Intern will work closely with the Creative Director and Founder, Onida Cruz. Applicants should be highly personable, detail oriented, and available at least two full days per week. Excellent opportunity to gain experience and insight into niche rental company. The ideal candidate is someone with both skills and passion for video production; skilled in videography, editing, some graphic design; not afraid to interact with and interview others while operating the camera; understands and enjoys the challenge of providing value to our audience.  Upon completion of the internship, we will provide a letter of recommendation that details the specifics of your role as well as your performance as an intern.

 

TCP's Petite Styled Shoot

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Jennifer of The Carousel Factory produced a whimsical garden themed petite styled shoot using her company's children chiavari chairs and tables. The Carousel Factory is the go-to kids rental special events company in the DMV. She partnered with Pretty Petals Floral Designers (@prettypetalsflorals) and Shoot Happens Photography (@aambing) to capture this setup. The setting was the Brookside Botanical Gardens in Silver Spring, Maryland.

 

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MUA: @girlmelanie1215

MUA: @girlmelanie1215

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I love  to see a mompreneur taking risks and doing her thing. Jennifer is balancing motherhood and running her company beautifully. If you are planning a children's event in the DMV and need petite seats definitely give her a call.

Jennifer's Baby Goddesses💜

Jennifer's Baby Goddesses💜

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240.459.8461
www.thecarouselfactory.com

Rental Inventory:

•White + gold chiavari chairs
•4ft + 6ft banquet tables
•Chair covers, skirts, + cushions
•Table linen

TBL 2016 Editors' Choice Awards

WooHoo! We've been selected as a recipient of the 2016 Editors' Choice Awards from Two Bright Lights!

As one of Two Bright Lights' most frequently-published members, you have been recognized as part of an exclusive group of Editors' Choice Award winners! This places you among the top 5% of members who use Two Bright Lights to be featured in publications.

Petite Marie Antoinette Styled Shoots

Petite Seats is officially one year old! A year ago today we embarked on the journey of providing children sized Chiavari chairs to the tri-state area and we accomplished our mission. During year two we will continue to get the Petite Seats brand exposure and grow our presence in Maryland. We will make more alliances with special events companies and purchase more specialized inventory.

We decided to commemorate our first year with a Marie Antoinette inspired styled shoot. We were fortunate to partner with the Grand Historic Venue in downtown Baltimore to produce this over-the-top styled shoot. We worked with fifteen vendors in create a one-of-a-kind kid's inspired celebration. Check out the video created by Nikki of MaeB Films below.


Winter Photo Campaign: Frozen Winter Wonderland

We collaborated again with the dynamic duo of Favors and More, LLC to produce a Winter Wonderland styled shoot for our Winter photo campaign. 

For details about the shoot please check out our feature on Occasions blog here. Enjoy!

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My sister {Oh Experience} made the journey from Maryland to assist and take pictures as well. Below are our favorite images from her album.

Source It:

Photography: Aida Malik Photography | Concept & Producer: Petite Seats | Creative Director & Design:Favors + More, LLC | Production Assistant: Andria Soltau of Paper & Cakes | Invitations: Willow & East Design | Favor Tags & Buffet Labels: Creative Touch by Johanny | Chalkboard Sign: Chalk It Up 2 Love | Christmas Ornaments: Creations by LuLu | Desserts: Boca Doce Baking {Smaller Cake, ivory cc Oreos, pearl cakepops}Anaida’s Creations {metallic snowflake cakepops, cc pretzels, white cc Oreos} ,Paper & Cakes {bling sticks rock candy, mini cupcakes, caramel cc apples} , Yulissa’s Creations {8" cake with winter motif}, Sweet Delights NJ {rosette cookies}, and The Flair Factor  {macaroons}

Tissue Paper Backdrop

Over our holiday break I decided to produce a Valentine's Day shoot. I, along with Natasha of the Flair Factor and Digna Toledo, styled and captured our Mommy + Me Petite V-Day shoot. We endeavored to keep the design simple and affordable using store purchased products. A large part of the decor for our shoot was a DIY tissue paper backdrop I created. This post will serve to assist those interested in creating their own.

Materials:

  1. Form Board {From Hobby Lobby}
  2. Elmer's Spray Adhesive {From Hobby Lobby}
  3. Tissue Paper {I purchased from a wholesale. Use places like EBay here}
  4. Heavy Moving Tape {Any brand/Type will do}
  5. Ribbon or Thin Floral Wire {Dollar Tree}
  6. Scissors {Sturdy enough to cut through 8 sheets of folded tissue paper}

Procedure:

Step One:

I began the process by taking four  - 32" x 40" foam boards and taping them together with heavy duty packing tape. Once the four boards were taped together I had a 5' x 7' wall. Here are two examples of the foam board I used here and here.

 

Step Two:

After making about 50-60 tissue paper flowers (See video below for How To)  I began to attach the flowers to the board using Elmer's Board Mate Spray Adhesive. I would spray a small area of the board and firmly press paper flower over the glued area for 3-5 seconds (sometimes a double spray was needed).

Step Three: 

I used a "color block" style pattern for our board. I felt this would look better than just randomly picking up any color. I imagine this would look great with one solid color as well. An issue I encountered once all the flowers were on the board was it being front heavy. Because I taped the boards in a 4-quadrant design I was able to stand the board up and angle it to about a 60 degree angle (think hardcover menu-- see below). This allowed me to not have the backdrop flush against the wall. The larger the wall-- especially if you decide to make it in one piece as I did -- the more you will need to reinforce the back.






Below are alternative methods for creating a tissue paper backdrop along with photo inspiration. Enjoy!

From Ruffled's Blog

From Oh Happy Day

From Oh Happy Day

From Lovely Indeed's Blog

From Lovely Indeed's Blog

PS Fall Campaign: New York City State of Mind

I endeavored to combined the individual talents of  some of the tri-state areas special events companies to present a styled photo shoot focusing on the undeniable charm of sophisticated children. The spectacular nineteenth century historic industrial complex, the Art Factory, was the perfect location for this child sized photo shoot.

 

Capturing the lightness of children’s laughter, mixing beautifully detailed design, with petite sized simplicity, this styled shoot was inspired by the energy and excitement of New York City. The color palette was instigated by the colors of a New York City taxi cab: black, white, and yellow {With pops of red}.  Favors and More, LLC’s design and installation offered a new perspective for an over-the-top children’s birthday party. An added bonus were the sweet treats from the Traveling Cupcake. We hope this shoot will mark the first of many collaborations to come and will inspire more "tot sized" shoots.

 

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From The Traveling Cupcake

From The Traveling Cupcake

The Traveling Cupcake

The Traveling Cupcake

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Source It:

Concept + Producer: Petite Seats

Creative Director + Concept: Favors + More, LLC

Decor: Favors + More, LLC

Photography: Digna Toledo Photography + Oh Experience

Location: The Art Factory

Graffiti Artist: Clone Ink

Production Assistant: Christopher Valerio Events

Prop Stylist: Favors + More, LLC

Sweets Table Treats: The Traveling Cupcake

Sweets Table Styling + Design: Favors + More, LLC

Videographer: Mae B Films

Stationery: Favors + More, LLC

Casting Director: Favors + More, LLC

Rentals: Metro Party Rentals + Petite Seats

Attire: Models Own

Donna of the Traveling Cupcake was one of the first vendors to show interest in the shoot when I announced it on Instagram. Her sweet treats where amazingly designed and tasted great too. Her serene presence was an added bonus to the hectic environment of the shoot.

Yosi of Favors + More LLC is the BOMB.com. She was so willing to take on any role she felt was too much for me to handle alone. She single highhandedly found and selected the models for the shoot. Besides Casting Director, she and her sister created an out-of-this world design and setup. I told them the theme and they ran with it!

 

These women are super sweet, talented, and true BOSSes. Thanks so much for making Petite Seats look so good.