First Birthday Party Portrait Photographer
Aurelia’s First Birthday
Cake Smash Photography
As a portrait photographer, I get to photo all sorts of fun events and people, this birthday party was extra special for me, because it is my one and only niece. She is absolutely adorable, although, I am a little biased! My sister had amazing ideas for the party, here is an excerpt from Natalie:
Being a teacher, I have always had a love for Dr. Seuss. My vision for my daughter’s birthday began about 5 months before her first birthday. It was very important to me that I picked a theme for Aurelia’s first birthday that fit with my deepest desires for her in life. I pray that she will be a world changer, and not fear any of the days ahead of her. That she would be confident in who she was created to be and that she is dearly loved.
The details: My friend, Stephanie (Wood + Stain) made the beautiful world map, and Target had a Dr. Seuss theme in their baby’s clothing. I purchased a world map with the verse Joshua 1:9 on it and a little cloud dress. From there, all the details for Oh, The Places She’ll Go fell into place. I gathered maps and other traveling decor including hot air balloons, suitcases, and pastels. A friend made my little girl a pastel and gold birthday crown. I customized hot air balloon invitations, and kids got Dr. Seuss Oh The Places You’ll Go party favors. The gifts were wrapped in maps, and I had an interactive “Where have you been?” bulletin board for the party guests to show where they have been around the world. Party guests were asked to bring a thought or prayer for Aurelia to write in a copy of Oh The Places You’ll Go to give to her when she graduates. It’s a long ways away, but I’m already thinking about that theme, too!
Photography: Courtney June Photography
T-shirts: LadyAndLittle “Kid, You’ll Move Mountains”
Map headband: JLeeJewels
Wooden World Map: Wood + Stain