Mom from Greeley, Colorado, creates a magical photoshoot for her son's fifth birthday, and our hearts are melting at the cuteness.
The Pixar movie Up is one of those stories that just grabs one right in the feels—even the most stoic of us have found ourselves tearing up or smiling at the wild and farfetched adventures of stubborn Carl and shy young Russell, and the bond that they build. Many young kids have a favorite movie they must watch it over and over, and are pretty much obsessed with the characters and story. For one young kiddo out of Greeley, Colorado, Up is that movie.
Elijah Perman, 5, was asked by his photographer mom, Rachel Perman, that he could celebrate his birthday with a magical photoshoot, and so he picked his favorite movie: Up.
Courtesy of Rachel Perman Photography (Facebook)
Enlisting the help of her 90-year-old grandparents, Perman brought Russell, Carl, and Ellie to life in a very realistic way, and posted the finished product on her Facebook page. Her creation soon went viral, and for good reason; the trio looks like they literally jumped off the movie screen and into real life.
Perman has thanked supporters on her Facebook page, not believing all of the attention her photos are getting.
Perman is also a cancer survivor and now in remission. "Five years ago, I was diagnosed with cancer right after my twins were born, and had fears if I would even get to see their fifth birthday," she told CBS News. "My oldest was 5 at the time and I hate not knowing if I would get the same time with them that I got with her."
But, she made it to her twins' fifth birthday and decided to celebrate in a big way. "It's a celebration for me and them!"
Perman runs a part-time photography business, Rachel Perman Photography.
What do you think of this adorable Up-themed photoshoot? Pretty cute, right? What would your perfect childhood movie photoshoot be? Sound off in the comments below.