Jayda’s Big Day!!!

I was so fortunate to get to photograph Miss Jayda on her first birthday. I have gotten to know her and Mom, Heather over the past few months and they are such sweethearts.

Before Jayda’s party, we did a smash cake session for a storyboard display for her party. Boy, was that a blast! As long as she could put her feet in it, she was as a happy as a clam. And it just so happened that the banner I made for the session matched her party colors almost perfectly. So it was a great addition to her party.

And her owl-themed bash was just ADORABLE! Heather is super-crafty and made little owls out of paper lanterns.  I never would have thought to do that! Her owl birthday cake (by Cake Girlz Bakery) was absolutely beautiful. There was much fun had by all, especially birthday girl, Jayda.

I tell parents that first birthdays are such a bittersweet time. We are so excited that they have made to their first birthday and cherish all the wonderful memories we’ve made over the past year. But at the same time, we long for them to stay small, so we can keep them safe from this (sometimes) scary world. I feel so blessed to have been a part of this moment in Jayda’s life, so her family can always look back and remember what a great day it was.



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