Posts Tagged ‘Dallas’
My sweet friend, Christina, invited us over for a playdate with her 3 kiddos, who are just a hair over 2 years old. It’s been so fun watching her loin fruits grow over the past 2 years. I can’t believe it’s been so long since I shot their first birthday party! Christina and I used to work together at Switch before we each became mommies. She is a very talented graphic designer and now recently a photographer! She’s a constant encourager, motivator, and challenger creatively to me, as well as, a model of a good mom. She also made this beautiful print for Brady’s room (see below). Here are some fun photos I was able to snap between all the running around and kid-wrangling.
(This one is my favorite. O just picked up an empty milk jug and was “drinking from it” walking around the house. Already prepping for the “gallon challenge”.)
About a month ago it snowed in Dallas. We weren’t in town to experience the Christmas day snow, so it was nice to randomly wake up to a snowy morning one day. Most of it melted by the late afternoon. I wanted to reference some brillant yet simple quote about peace and quiet since that what this snowy morning reminded me of, but Brady started screaming as I was searching for one I liked – hah go figure . So I’ll just leave you with these images of our sweet home covered in snow.
I had the honor of photographing one of the most beautiful 1st birthday parties I’ve yet to see. Little Miss Sloane turned one in early December and her parents threw quite the bash… but only for her and their adult friends. They decided in lieu of presents that guests should bring a gift for Toys for Tots since it was just before Christmas. The decorations must have taken weeks and weeks of planning and execution. I had to remind myself to take photos instead of standing around and taking it all in with my jaw dropped. There wasn’t a detail that was overlooked.
The front yard was marked by a giant pink and while balloon #1 structure (maybe 8 feet tall?) so you couldn’t miss it. Right when you entered, there were party favors on the entry way table tucked away in cute little chevron printed bags. The front room was dedicated to a gorgeous photo booth decorated with pink and white balloons, the beautiful Toys for Tots Christmas tree & gift area, the ceiling was littered with balloons draped with long strings to the floor, and the table was covered with the most amazing sequined chevron patterned table cloth topped with dainty pink and white cakes, cookies & cupcakes. The room was glowing with candle light and just a touch of incandescent light.
Little Miss Sloane was dressed in the fanciest dress with a little fur and sequins to match the decor. Most of the ladies at the party donned some pretty form of sequins, as well. There was champagne and a full bar for the adults (once again decorated to perfection), a s’mores bar on the back patio – which was draped with chinese lanterns and twinkle lights, and in the back alley there was a food truck making wood burning oven pizzas. Sloane was sung happy birthday by a room ful of family and friends who love her and she got to dig into her own personal cake with her hands and face. Did I mention she had another cute little white outfit change for after the cake?
It was quite the event. Happy 1st Birthday, Sloane!