Soon after Rakhi and Anjun’s maternity portrait session, they held their baby shower at The Yellow Chilli at Buena Park, and boy, was it lively! This was the first time I’ve ever photographed an Indian baby shower and I loved witnessing the different traditions that they have, such as stepping putting bangles on the mother-to-be’s wrist and filling her lap with various gifts. A few of the games continued the festivities, such as having the guys put on diapers on a baby doll BLIND-FOLDED and racing to eat baby food (this definitely got messy, haha).
After having photographed Carla and Andrew’s beautiful rustic wedding in Oak Glen three years ago, and before their beach maternity portrait session, these expecting parents had two baby shower events, one from each mother! And with the fun theme of ‘adventure’, Carla’s mother’s backyard baby shower was filled with hot air balloons, maps, and a toy biplane soaring through the sky. What a lucky boy!
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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Days after we took Jeni’s maternity portraits, she and her husband Dave held their baby shower at the chic The Huntley Hotel in Santa Monica beach. They had such a cute theme for their party – yellow ducks! Jeni’s sister told me they made all the decorations and party favors themselves, to which I give mad props because the ‘Baby’ chocolate sticks look and taste so professionally done!
The event was simple and elegant. It was a pleasure photographing Jeni and Dave with their friends and family, and to witness all the polaroids that Jeni’s brother took of the guests!
In my previous post, I highlighted some of my favorite shots from Lethy and Mark’s in-home maternity shoot. As we get closer to the due date of Mateo, this wonderfully orchestrated baby shower is put on with the theme ‘Little Man’, filled with moustaches and bow ties!