Blake's 1st Birthday | Portrait & Event Photography

Capturing 1st birthday’s are one of my favorite things to do — there is so much chaos involved and I love being able to capture every detail for the parents who can’t both enjoy the party for their child AND take photos to document the occasion. This one is extra special as baby Blake is the daughter of one of my dear college friends, Jen and her husband, Taylor. They currently live in Long Beach, California, but came back to the Indy area (Fort Wayne) to celebrate with their closest family and friends who traveled hours to be in attendance. It was a beautiful summer day and Jen and Taylor requested that everyone wear their bestย red, white and blue gear (party and Blake’s birthday is July 1st). Blake is one of the cutest, chillest, expressive babies and I had so much fun capturing her special day!ย These balloons would later escape…lolQuick naptime for Blake before the party starts and everyone arrives ๐Ÿ™‚
Blake learning early how to take selfies ๐Ÿ˜€Bye-bye balloons! ๐Ÿ˜€Cousins <3ย Blake’s big, beautiful blue eyes and gorgeous eyelashes! ๐Ÿ™‚ ๐Ÿ™‚
OMG CAKE!ย Her expressions here! ๐Ÿ˜€Proud mom and dad!She had a little tiny crown in her bow ๐Ÿ˜‰“I’m not done yet, Mom! Gimme it back!” LOLThank you so much Jen, Taylor and Blake for inviting me to be a part of your special day celebrating Blake’s first birthday! It was so good to see you and spend the day with you guys. We will hopefully make a trip out to visit you guys soon in Cali ๐Ÿ™‚
With love,