It was such an honor to be invited to Aeden’s first birthday party, no less the photographer for the day. It’s always fun to capture a child’s first moments, cake smashing and present thrashing. What made it even more special for me was that I’ve been taking photos of Aeden since he was a tiny newborn, so to see him hit one year is so amazing.
In the photo above, you can just get a glimpse of one of Aeden’s newborn photos, which I though was a good idea to have out so guests could see how he’s grown. And, mom and dad made a staircase banner of photos from the entire year- great job!
This t-shirt was a really cute idea (because we all know there’s some truth to it for all first-time parents).
I love these last three photos because they are great little moments that tell the story of the day. Aeden had so much fun and mom and dad did a wonderful job on the party.
“Smash the cake” parties, or a child’s first birthday, is always a fun party to attend because you get to see pure excitement and joy (and not to mention a serious sugar rush) come over a one year old at his or her very first birthday celebration. It’s also a great way for adults to vicariously live through a child and watch them mash a cake to bits.
Last weekend, I got the opportunity to celebrate with Peter and his family as he turned one. The Elmo themed party was complete with family, friends, great food, a pile of presents to tear open, a beautiful Elmo cake, and a bowling pin signed by the crowd with well-wishes to Peter. This was fitting as the location was at a bowling venue. And what was Peter sporting? A cute red shirt with his name on it and some Elmo shoes, styled by his mom of course who planned a very memorable first birthday party.