A little over 2 years ago, I had the pleasure of shooting Carson's 1st birthday party for friends from college of my wife and I (Erin and Dan). Erin contacted me a while ago and let it be known I was photographing her daughter Ellery's 1st birthday as well. I was happy to see everyone again and Ellery and Carson were a blast. My boys had a lot of fun playing with Carson's toys haha and they all had messy mouths from enjoying their cake.
By the way, I should visit Erin and Dan more, because each time I do, we walk away with an easy, inexpensive and tasty soup recipe. Cream of potato, bacon, loads of cheese and frozen veggies for
filler the impression of a bit of health? Heck yeah! This time it was a chicken soup with star pasta and basil... mmm. I know visitors at my house benefit from this- so thank you Erin and Dan for those recipes ;)
We started with some traditional family portraits, some treasure hunts outside, followed by lunch (and aforementioned soup), then Ellery's chance to eat some nice mushy messy cake. This was followed by some play and opening of gifts. Along the way I capture a lot of great photos- so enjoy :)