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Emily Claire | 1st Birthday


A year ago in May, I met her parents on a cloudy, spring afternoon.   They were expecting their first child, a sweet baby girl.  They wanted to have this time in their lives documented…to show how happy they were together as a couple, and how excited they were as this new chapter in their lives began to unfold.  As I mentioned when I blogged about their maternity session, there was something about Heather and Brian that  tugged at my heart.  I told them that day, that they were beautiful.  That they were glowing.  And I meant it.  Every word.  I’ve had the joy of watching their new little family blossom before my eyes.  Their little girl has also stolen my heart.  She is such a happy baby girl, and with good reason, for she has two wonderful parents who love her more than words can describe, more than numbers can measure.  I was honored when they asked me to document Emily Claire’s 1st birthday.  It was a perfect summer day with blue skies, smiling faces, and quite possibly the best cupcakes ever baked.   Heather, Brian, and Emily welcomed me into their home, not only as their photographer, but as a friend and invited guest.  Thank you so much for including me in this fun and special time in your lives.  You guys are absolutely wonderful!  And now for some of my favorite images from Emily’s 1st birthday bash!  Check out Emily’s sessions here, here, and here, and be prepared for lots of cuteness!

 Emily, you are completely adorable!  Favorites!

The perfect cupcake for the perfect Birthday Girl!

 After a wonderfully delicious lunch prepared by Heather’s Mom, it was time for Emily to open some gifts!

First cell phone!  A must for every girl!  Call me, Em, ‘k? 😉

A quick game of peek-a-boo!

And la piece de resistance!  Emily’s gift from her Mom and Dad.  Love it!

Emily’s super cute cousins!  🙂

Happy Birthday, Emily!

Then it was time for Emily’s 1st birthday cupcake!

It took a bit of encouragement…

…and some cheers from the crowd…
Then she was ready to dive in!

Another favorite!  Sweet little fingers covered in yummy icing and purple sprinkles!

Don’t you just love those blue eyes?  

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Adorable with a capital A.  So cute!

Enjoying homemade ice cream!

All the kids had yet another treat waiting for them – a cupcake pinata filled with candy!  
A perfect end to a perfect party!

Emily, I hope you had the best 1st birthday!  You are surrounded with a loving family and tons of friends, and I’m so glad I got to be there to witness your special day!   Thank you so much!  See you soon!  xo

  1. Anonymous says:

    What a BEAUTIFUL little girl!!! She really had a very LOVELY party too … all the colors are FABULOUS!!! GREAT job, Stephanie!!!

  2. Alex says:

    Aww! Sweetest photos ever 🙂 I love all the detail shots – so cute!

  3. Mary Marantz says:

    Look at that tutu!! I want one! 🙂

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