Adorable Meets Elegance | Aveline

First Birthday (Dohl) | Los Angeles, CA

First post of the new year and it’s one that will not disappoint. Actually, I’m long overdue since it’s been almost a year since my last post. Time flies when celebrating first birthdays with the most wonderful and loving families. Additionally, it’s simply an amazing experience to work with some of the more talented and accomplished vendors around (see list below). A special thanks to Aveline’s family for allowing me the opportunity to capture these moments for them. Cheers to many more years of health and cherished memories.

Event Styling & Design: Made By Davina Kim

Custom Painted Wall/Decor: Iron Grace Rentals

Cake/Desserts: Sweetleemade, Sweetsbykeeks & Candy Clay Cupcakes

Florals: Milieu Florals

Rice Cakes: Rice Blossom

Name Sign: Letterstou

Location: Mr. C Beverly Hills


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)