Having a baby is a funny thing. Pregnancy is the one time in my life that I felt an overwhelming need to recruit others into the “club”. I loved finding out that others were expecting and seriously wanted everyone I knew to have a baby at the same time as me. I was lucky enough to share part of my pregnancy with my long-distance photo buddy, Katie. Through the bond created during pregnancy and caring for a newborn, and because our babies are only four months apart, I have been able to watch Camden grow with an endearing perspective. Although we met Camden back in the fall, I mostly observed his first year in photos. So I was super excited when Katie asked me to photograph his first birthday party!
Camden had a scheduled eye surgery just a few days before his birthday. Seeing the positive in the situation, Katie had the brilliant idea to throw Camden a pirate themed first birthday party. The details were so cute and well thought out. I loved everything about it, including the pirate ship table!
One of my favorite details that I’m pretty sure was created using this polaroid tutorial!
And there’s the birthday boy himself! Sweet Camden. So many of Camden’s friends turned out for the party. It was a treat for me to photograph so many cute faces all corralled into one room. No chasing required! :)