Annalise + First Birthday

First Birthday (Dohl) | Buena Park, CA

Sometimes, I find myself having so much fun that I forget I'm working. That's basically what happened to me at Annalise's first birthday. It felt like a large family celebration! On more than one occasion, I caught myself jamming to the children's praise music soundtrack. I knew all the lyrics because my daughters have the same CD. Hope nobody was watching. More importantly, behind all the pretty decor, there was a deep love for this family. Turning one is a big deal and I'm so glad that Annalise and her parents were able to celebrate with love.

Event Coordination: truEvents (instagram: @trueventsco) 

Calligraphy: The Little Things Co. (instagram: @thelittlethings_co)

Ava + First Birthday

First Birthday (Dohl) | Irvine, CA

It had been raining for weeks, but the sun was shining bright on this beautiful day. Sweet little Ava celebrated her very first birthday like the pretty wildflower that she is. There was a natural flow to the day and everything seems to fit together wonderfully. Not to mention that there was an awesome greenhouse in the backdrop. Hope Ava is able to look back one day and realize just how much she is loved. Thank you to Ava's parents for this pleasant experience! =)

Cake: Penelope's Perfections (Instagram: @penelopesperfections)

Cake Topper: Letterstou (Instagram: @letterstou)

Wooden Name Sign: Wood'sign Studio (Instagram: @woodsignstudio)

Monty + First Birthday

First Birthday (Dohl) | Torrance, CA

This camping themed first birthday party had me in awe the moment I arrived. It was something special when even rainy weather and overcast skies couldn't spoil the fun. In fact, they were perfect compliment. Moreover, it was clear that young Monty was absolutely loved by his family and friends. What a celebration to remember! My heartfelt thanks goes to Monty's parents for this opportunity to capture these special moments for them. 

Planning/Styling: Party With Lucinda (Instagram: @partywithlucinda) aka Monty's Mom

Name Sign: Letterstou (Instagram: @letterstou)

Cakes/Desserts: Frau Schmidt Cakery (Instagram: @frauschmidtcupcakes) 

DIY Backdrop: Monty's Dad