I recently had the honor of photographing little Connor’s first birthday in the La Cañada Country Club and its theme was ‘The Giving Tree’, based on Shel Silverstein’s kids book. I personally love the book and seeing it as a theme for a birthday party made it that much more fun to photograph! All the little details that they put together is just astounding!
Having photographed Connor’s big brother Colin’s first birthday a few years back, it was such a treat to meet up with this family once again over another joyous occasion. Connor looks so much like his brother, especially as they’re both wearing light denim button-up shirts and khaki pants for both occasions, hehe.
I first met DeNeitra nearly a couple of years ago when I photographed Andrea’s 50 & Free birthday party. She was the events planner for Andrea’s party, and reached out to me to be the photographer. To then be asked to photograph her own special event – this time, for her first baby shower – was an absolute honor. The baby shower was held in a banquet room of Pinnochio’s Pizza in Pasadena and of course, the decor was just adorable with its blue bow tie theme.
While surrounded by close friends and family, the party was all fun and games, until that is, the opening of the gifts portion. Then, it got emotional. Don’t worry, it was the happy kind of emotional!
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I’m ecstatic to say that this event – The Heart Series – is the first event that Paper Ban Photography has ever helped sponsor an event. The Heart Series is a two day business conference that gathers like-minded business companies and individuals that want to change the world for the better. And the guest speakers list was phenomenal. It included Robert Egger – Founder of LA Kitchen, Duke Stump – Executive Vice President Community of Lululemon, Miki Agrawal – CoFounder and CEO of Thinx, Loretta Whitesides – Founding Astronaut of Virgin Galactic, and so many more.
I walked in the Gas Tower building thinking I would be photographing an event, and walked out mesmerized by the sheer kindness in every attendee’s hearts, and asked how can I help the world be just a little better. It was an amazing event to be a sponsor of, and I happy to share some of the images from the conference!
Last year, I had the pleasure of photographing Roman’s birthday. This year, I was happy to photograph him again, but this time, during his little brother’s first birthday party! Damian, the adorable baby in a Disney-themed onesie, celebrated his first year birthday at the indoor playground Kidz Korner with friends and family.
It was fun photographing kids being kids. It was even more fun photographing adults channeling their inner child as they played basketball, going down slides, dressing up in costumes, and rolling around with their own kids.
It’s always fun to celebrate someone’s birthday, but I’ve found that the fun is turned up a notch when the birthday coincides with a special date. Reese is a lucky girl to have her birthday on Halloween, as it’s such a festive day!
For her first birthday, she had a circus-themed party filled with circus treats like cotton candy and popcorn and sprinkles on everything. So many people dressed up in such cute outfits. Reese herself had a matching outfit with her mom that involved poofy pink tutus, and looked SO adorable.
Remember when we photographed Avery and her family for some portraits? Only a few weeks later, it was Avery’s first birthday party in Koreatown’s Hello Italian Fusion restaurant, and the place was decked out in beautiful decor for her big day with beautiful table garlands and centerpieces, bunches of white roses, and a desert table that just makes me swoon.
Avery wore a pretty white dress to greet all the guests, and changed into a traditional Korean dress when it was time to decide her career, which is a Korean tradition for first birthdays. You’ll have to scroll through the images to see what item she chose!