Posts Tagged ‘birthday’
The beauty of shooting children’s and family portraits is the relationships.
A couple weeks ago I shot Kora’s fourth birthday party. The great thing is that I have been photographing Kora and her family since she was three months old.
Kora wanted a puppy themed party. There was bone-shaped cookies, dog-shaped cupcakes and of course a bunch of puppies. Yes, in LA, you can rent puppies for your party. Kora and her friend’s had a blast.
Last weekend I shot Holden’s one year Birthday Party. The significance of Holden’s birthday is that I’ve know him since he was a few days old and have had the pleasure of helping his family document his life. Having a relationship with a family where I am asked to document so many special occasions and milestones is an amazing thing. Besides seeing Holden grow up I have developed a great relationship with his parents and grandparents. For me this level of trust and comfort leads to amazing photos.
Here’s a couple shots from my first session with Holden. He was 11 days old. It’s amazing how much changes in a year.
Holden’s party was planned by Carolyn Mason of Grand Affair. Carolyn does an amazing job creating an event that both the parents and the kids can enjoy. Holden’s party had a room specifically for the kids to play in. Carolyn also arranged a visit from Superman and a face-painting princess who helped entertain the kids throughout the event.