Moms Stage a Dreamy Wedding Shoot for Their Kids & People Are Slamming It

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When Breana Marie saw that her 3-year-old daughter Ella had inherited her own love of playing dress up, the professional photographer thought this might be a good chance for an extra special photo shoot. Together with fellow photographer Bria Nicole of Wolf & Rose Photography and Bria's 5-year-old son Sullivan, they created a make-believe wedding photo shoot that's epically adorable.

  • The two moms have experience shooting weddings, but once the kids were in costume, the little ones took it from there.

    "We told them they were getting married and found a little baby-sized ring box. I told her she got to dress like a princess for her wedding," Ella's mom, Breana Marie of Breana Marie Photography, told ABC News. "I braided her hair and then they saw each other and they said, 'We're getting married today!' They did pretty much everything themselves, then they'd look at each other and they would giggle."

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  • Breana says the two had a blast, running around holding hands. Sullivan even "proposed" on one knee, totally unprompted.

    How fun, right? Usually when kids get dressed up in dressy clothes, it's for a special event when we're telling them to sit still, be quiet, don't run, stay off the grass. To get to dress up all fancy, play with your friend all day, and eat cake? Best day ever. 

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  • Not everyone thinks the moms' photo shoot is an adorable way to pass an afternoon. Some sour folks have called it "creepy" or worse.

    "This is not cute at all, it's indoctrinating and putting pressure on kids which is cringeworthy," said one commenter on social media. "Pics of kids should entail them running around playing and having fun, not in some grown-up situation that they may or may not want when they become adults. It's as if the parents are saying that they have no choice in how their lives end up. It's bizarre."

    "What are the adults in these kids lives THINKING?" said another upset commenter. "Proposals, wedding gowns, the wedding itself? Why would you think young children are entitled, or even understand the significance? All something to be enjoyed in adulthood, not as children. Why can't kids have fun being children anymore? Really parents ... creepy!"

  • Just like a bride does with that one uncle who complains about the food, Breana and Bria aren't letting a few negative comments get them down.

    "We let the kids be kids," Breana tells CafeMom. "We both love our children more than anything else in this world and would never purposely expose them to anything remotely close to inappropriate. So people accusing us of everything under the sun, calling us names, attacking our children and making hateful comments towards our families should know that these kids had fun playing and do not see it as anything more." 

  • Plus did we mention there was cake?

  • Parenting is a lot of saying "No" and "Stop" to our kids. These moms got to give their little ones a day of fun they'll never forget.

    The kids didn't make a vow to be together forever, but that's not what these pictures are about. They're just a symbol of kids using their imagination, and moms capturing the magic of that in action. 

    "I pursued photography as a career because I had a child," says Breana. "A child that I am so beyond proud of and wanted to capture every second so I didn't miss a thing. She has been my inspiration and my muse and my drive to be the best I can be."