Archive for June, 2013

I had a chance to escape to Boston last week to visit my lovely friend Iliana and I grabbed it.  No way I could miss out on photographing her absolutely gorgeous kids!  (I had a hard time not sneaking little Jacob into my suitcase and bringing him home with me.)

Am I not lucky to have this little princess living next door?  She came in for a mini session as we build a timeline for a three year photo book like we made for her older siblings. It’s going to be so much fun watching her grow in real life and in front of the camera.

 

By now many of you know that I tend to go a little – ok, maybe a lot – over the top when throwing birthday parties for my kids.  I have fun doing it and we create really great memories for them.

My Benny turns six this week and he chose a nautical theme for his party.  The weather cooperated and we had a beautiful day for lots of sea-faring fun!

The invitation:

The boys decorated personalized sailor hats while we waited for everyone to arrive.  Then they learned how to make their own paper boats.  After that it was time for some active fun.  In two teams, they had relay races. They walked the plank, ran to ring the Captain’s bell, stacked the cargo and filled the water tanks.

After working up an appetite, they lined up for mess time.  Each boy got his own mess tray to fill with his choices from the buffet.  After dinner, they got to dig in the sand (table) for golden coins.

Everyone worked together to decipher the clues for a grand scavenger hunt.  They discovered a real treasure chest filled with loot!

The fabulous cupcakes were from Cup of Cake here in Lakewood. Once again, their treats were a huge hit!

A very special shout out to my lovely assistant who is training to create special parties of her own ;-) .

 

Another one of my “next generation” cousins was in with her beautiful upsherin boy for portraits. And he brought along his, um, feisty little brother. Don’t they look like little angels sitting together?

 

This gorgeous little doll baby has enough personality for at least three babies.  Constantly moving and constantly charming, it was so much fun to see how much she’d grown since her last session here in the studio.