A little over a year and a half ago, when Nicole told me she was expecting her second baby, she asked me if I would be available to document her birth story. Unfortunately her EDD lined up with a trip my husband received through his work, and I didn't want to risk missing the big day so I shared a couple of other local birth photographer friends with her, and she connected with the amazing Megan Stoneman of Stoneman Photography! I was super sad to have to pass a dear friend to another photographer, but I knew she would be in good skilled hands... and it's a good thing I did because Landen came the very day my hubs and I left!
Fast forward one year....
When you hear of 1st birthday photos, you often think of cake smashes and fancy studio set ups. I've seen and done many of these, however my heart lies with the story! So when Nicole approached me about Landen's birthday photos she said she wanted to skip the formal photos this year in favour of having me present for his party! This is what I'm all about, so of course I was totally game. After all, I love a good party!
It was a beautiful January day. We'd been having a bit of a reprieve from the frostyness that is typical of Winnipeg this time of year, which was awesome because Nicole had an amazing party planned. There was a fire pit for making s'mores and roasting hotdogs. There is a skating rink right across the street from them. And there was a selection amazing home made soups and hot chocolate and coffee inside to enjoy and warm up with! What a party!
Also, Landen's cake was just spectacular. Dawn from Sunrise Mosaics made him the perfect "The Very Hungry Caterpillar" themed cake! It was so beautifully made that it was almost sad to see it cut up and served, but it tasted equally as good as it looked!
And just like that... his party was over and it was time for a snooze. I think everyone needed a snooze after all the excitement and delicious food. Thank you for inviting me into your home on such a special day! I have loved being able to watch your boys grow.
Happy Birthday Landen!