My friends and family back in Ohio often say they wish I could take photos for them, so I decided to set up Christmas mini sessions while we were in town for Thanksgiving. We were lucky enough to have a sunny and warm(ish) day so we could take photos outside as well as with my indoor setup.
This was the first event that I photographed for someone other than a close friend or family! I loved the Under the Sea theme that Blake's mom, Mary, went with. She's a Pinterest junky after my own heart! She did a great job pulling everything together, and did a lot of it herself. I even helped with a few things too :) Check out these great details!
Here is a shot of the main area.
The cake was made by one of my former coworkers at the Blue Goose in St Charles
(I was a cake decorator for about 12 years for those of you that don't know!).
The edible shark fins were also made at the Blue Goose, but Mary made the cupcakes herself!
I love the netting, it really added something special :)
I just love the way the birthday banner gradually changes color! Mary did such a great job with it!
Proud parents Mary and Joe with birthday boy Blake!
I designed this! Mary showed me one she liked for inspiration and I made it happen. Love this trend!
I also designed the water bottle labels :)
The candy bar!
I also helped Mary out by writing on this chalkboard while she finished setting up.
I love the idea of a time capsule, it will be so special when he turns 18!
And here is the birthday boy! He really enjoyed his cake and went straight to the tub afterward haha!
In honor of Thanksgiving, and the holiday madness that it heralds, I'd like to do my part for the Season of Giving by giving away a FREE portrait session! This 2 hour session can include up to 8 people and you will receive a minimum of 20 edited digital images with a print release. The giveaway ends at Midnight on Cyber Monday! Good luck and Happy Thanksgiving!!
Scroll to the bottom of the page to enter.
**UPDATE** The winner has been chosen! Congratulations to Carla Morrissey, and thank you to everyone that entered :)
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