Last Saturday, I traveled to the Jersey Shore to photograph the amazing 1st birthday party for a lucky little guy named Logan. Surrounded by adoring family and friends, Logan welcomed his first year in immaculate Dr. Seuss style. His lovely parents, Amanda and Danny, threw the most spectacular themed party I've personally ever attended. Amanda's attention to detail was obvious everywhere you looked; exciting centerpieces exhibiting custom paper goods created by Rose Garrett, an entire room full of Dr. Seuss themed games, hand drawn illustrations (and photo booth) in the style of Dr. Seuss made by Danny, a gorgeous multi-tiered Seuss cake made by Amanda's sister Stephanie, [email@example.com] as well as life-size balloon sculptures of The Cat In The Hat, Thing 1 and Thing 2, and others made by Perfect A Party. Logan was thrilled! His face lit up the moment he came into the space, and he clearly had a great time throughout the whole party.
Last Saturday night, an hour and a half north of New York City, I attended an excellent party as a guest. Caitlin, one of my best friend's ever, invited me to a benefit at our friend Galilee's house. Typically, I wouldn't post snapshots or personal photos on my blog, as I consider this to be a place to describe my professional work, but this night was special. Galilee's husband, John, is a talented guitar player and singer. At their gorgeous lakefront house in Rock Hill New York, they host a benefit party/performance every few months to donate proceeds to local charities. Knowing this, I brought a bottle of wine to donate to the bar, and left $10 at the door, excited to see what the night would bring.
When I was invited to participate in my friend Alexia's baking party, I was conflicted. I've never been one to bake, and since I was diagnosed with hypoglycemia 14 years ago, I've managed to control the little sweet tooth I have. That being said, I still wanted to visit, so I offered to come by with my camera and watch everyone else bake. In all honesty, I walked away feeling slightly inspired and wound up making a vegan chocolate cake when I got home. Since I wasn't occupied baking at the baking party, I took some nice photos to document it instead. This is the result of a great tutorial Alexia found on Pinterst for Mason Jar air fresheners.
Robin takes out her pumpkin muffins.
Beth shows off Ashley's no-cook freezer banana sandwiches.
Saturday I drove out to southern NJ for my friend Emilie's daughter's third birthday. Haley, the birthday girl, had a Hello Kitty themed party. I arrived a little bit early and was lucky enough to spend some time bonding with Em's four month old baby, Harper. Harper has the most amazing blue eyes I've ever seen on a baby. It's really funny because Haley is the spitting image of Em, while Harper looks exactly like her dad, but with Emilie's adorable nose stuck on. Em and Mike are really fortunate to have such a mellow, happy baby. Harper wasn't fazed by all the people and chaos the day brought, and totally went with the flow. Anyone in the Tri-state area probably knows that yesterday brought along some crazy weather. Being along the coast, Forked River got the brunt of the storm during the party. Poor Em and Mike's power went off just before the guests arrived! Luckily, they had a big tent set up outside so everyone could keep dry. Despite the storm, everyone had a great time. Kids were playing in the rain without a care, Haley was having the time of her life. I got to see one of my favorite people from SVA, Naomi, and her awesome boyfriend Wayne. I also met Sara, Naomi and Emilie's great friend from high school.
Take a look at the photos from yesterday, I'm sorry there wasn't more, but being a guest and catching up with friends, I was super occupied enjoying myself![gallery columns="4" orderby="post_date"]
This weekend was really exciting for my family. My Aunt Gigi and Uncle Michael celebrated their 25th wedding anniversary with a lovely party on the sunniest, most festive day in July. Gigi gave a moving renewal of their vows, and everyone was nearly in tears. This party was particularly special because our Georgia family came up for the event. I personally haven't seen my little cousins in four years, so it was wonderful to spend time with everyone. Grandma was incredibly excited to have so many of her grandchildren in one place, all at the same time. Check out these photos from Gigi and Uncle Michael's party! [gallery columns="4" orderby="post_date"]