The Most Fabulous Fiesta!

Fiesta Birthday Party (7) Fiesta Birthday Party (2)When your mother is a talented event planner, this is what happens. A fabulous fiesta first birthday! Jenna and Stuart are the sweetest parents. I love how they’re always out and about living life, and having fun as a family. Showing their little boy adventures, even at an early age. THAT my friends, is the way to do it!

So why wouldn’t they celebrate big? This party was so well planned, fun, and vibrant. Jenna seriously thought of EVERYTHING. She always impresses me. She’s so thoughtful and generous to all of her guests, and they loved it too. So I’m happy to share a few highlights from this little guy’s first birthday!

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Mr. Serious (and cute) Turns One!

Orange County First Birthday Photos (9)HE’S ONE!!! You guys, he was just born yesterday. Well literally, he was born a year ago, which is why we are taking these pictures. So a quick walk down memory lane. I was lucky enough to see this family every few months. As seen here:

Orange County First Birthday PhotosSo, we had to celebrate this sweet little guy’s first year with a bang. AnneMarie picked out THE CUTEST shirt for him. One? With a bowtie? A BOWTIE! I LOVE bowties!!! And this little man looks so dapper in them. I think he should rock bowties every day, but that’s just me.

Ben has been known to be quite serious. But every once in a while, he lets his true colors slip, and he smiles and laughs. And it’s the sweetest thing. Thank you to AnneMarie & Adam for making these trips all the way down to Orange County to see me. I smile every time I see you and your little family. You guys are a fabulous unit, and I’ve loved watching your happiness over this last year. Okay enough gushing. ;)

This latest session, was probably one of our favorite shoots yet! Hope these make ya’ll smile too!

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Little Sailor Gals

Sailor Nautical First Birthday Party (1) Sailor Nautical First Birthday Party (7)I’m creative. Which makes me apppreciate YOUR creativity even more. Elise is an amazing party planner. She planned the sweetest first birthday for her little gal’s first birthday. Couldn’t have turned out more perfect. So perfect in fact, that I had to feature it on Hostess With The Mostess. You MUST check it out right here, to see all the INCREDIBLE party details. So after all her hard work of nailing every detail was done, we squeezed in some family pictures before this sweet first birthday began.

Something else I love about you moms that I work with, is your evident love for your babies. “My loves.” That’s what I caught Elise calling her little ladies so many times. It kind of melted my heart.

So ladies, keep up your creativity. Pass it on to your little ones. And keep displaying your love for your children in all of your sweet ways. It makes me smile.

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Ice Cream You Sream

Family Photographer Orange County (1)You know those amazing/party over achieving mothers? Well that would be my good friend Deanna. The birthday parties she throws for her girls, put all of us to shame. But you know what, its her thing, she enjoys it, and she does such a fabulous job of making each birthday for these little ladies, so memorable and so special.

You may remember this family from one of my favorite shoots, the Anthropologie Tea Party (you can see that amazing session right here). She’s so full of creativity, I can’t stand it. Hehe. So many good things come out of her head, I aspire.

Anyways…check out lots of the pictures from her latest party over at Hostess With The Mostess, right here. There are seriously so many fantastically beautiful details to be seen!! Don’t get down on yourself if your parties don’t look like hers. We all have our gift. So just enjoy the efforts she creates. Oooooooo and ahhhhhh about them. :)

And, this most creative lady has opened up an Etsy shop (right here), so if you like this invite, you can customize it for your event! Yay!! Okay so hurry over to Hostess With The Mostess to see this ahhhhhhmazing party!!

And another picture for the road…her loveliest of families, after a successful 3rd birthday for Miss Lulu!Family Photographer Orange County