Recently, I had the pleasure of photographing my first Armenian christening at St. Peter’s Armenian Apostolic Church in Van Nuys for two adorable brothers. I always say this, but it’s true. One of the best things about being a Los Angeles photographer is getting to experience so many different cultures in this melting pot of a city. And can I just say that everyone in attendance dressed up SO stunningly!
After the ceremony, we headed over to Bellezza Banquet Hall in West Hollywood for an absolutely stunning reception. With tables covered in white orchids, a decked out desserts table, and entertainers that ranged from a magician to a violinist, it was a night to remember.
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.
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!
It’s always a pleasure to photograph a client through more than one life milestone. The first time I photographed this family was when Ethan had his first birthday two years ago. Then, his mother’s maternity portraits the year after. And now – I can’t believe how time has passed – it’s Ethan’s 3rd birthday and Ella’s 1st birthday joint party!
Their birthday bash was at the indoor playground Kids Ahoy! and they had the cutest theme of the sea. Both Ella and Ethan were met with many hugs and kisses by the adults, and many friends to play with. Adorably, one of Ella’s baby friends dressed exactly the same as her without intending to, from the flamingo dress to the metallic fringe shoes (photo below)!
I have never had the pleasure of photographing twins.. until now! And the sweetest twins they were! Kian and Kameron celebrated their 4th birthday at the Caterpillar Kids Place in La Cañada with the awesome theme of Disney’s Cars. It very quickly became apparent why the theme was Cars – these two boys spent the majority of their playing time vroom-vrooming in those colorful cars.
With smiles on their faces, they played and danced along with their fellow youngsters. It wasn’t long before many of the adults took note and started breaking out in dances to a Columbian song, though! Haha.