I got to hang out with Graeme recently to help him celebrate turning one, and we had lots of fun in the snow and in my studio to smash some cake! It’s been great to photograph him for an entire year…another baby planner, all grown up.
It was such an honor to be invited to Aeden’s first birthday party, no less the photographer for the day. It’s always fun to capture a child’s first moments, cake smashing and present thrashing. What made it even more special for me was that I’ve been taking photos of Aeden since he was a tiny newborn, so to see him hit one year is so amazing.
In the photo above, you can just get a glimpse of one of Aeden’s newborn photos, which I though was a good idea to have out so guests could see how he’s grown. And, mom and dad made a staircase banner of photos from the entire year- great job!
This t-shirt was a really cute idea (because we all know there’s some truth to it for all first-time parents).
I love these last three photos because they are great little moments that tell the story of the day. Aeden had so much fun and mom and dad did a wonderful job on the party.
“Smash the cake” parties, or a child’s first birthday, is always a fun party to attend because you get to see pure excitement and joy (and not to mention a serious sugar rush) come over a one year old at his or her very first birthday celebration. It’s also a great way for adults to vicariously live through a child and watch them mash a cake to bits.
Last weekend, I got the opportunity to celebrate with Peter and his family as he turned one. The Elmo themed party was complete with family, friends, great food, a pile of presents to tear open, a beautiful Elmo cake, and a bowling pin signed by the crowd with well-wishes to Peter. This was fitting as the location was at a bowling venue. And what was Peter sporting? A cute red shirt with his name on it and some Elmo shoes, styled by his mom of course who planned a very memorable first birthday party.