There is something about backyard parties that reminds me of all the good times growing up: Grown ups gathering over cold brews; someone manning the grill and calling out as hot dogs and burgers are ready to eat; kids running around and entertaining one another... all of the unscripted moments that happen when people gather over good food and even better company. These are the types of parties I love the most and this was exactly the type of party Juniper's parents threw for her first birthday.
One of the most touching things about this party was the number of people who came from out of town to celebrate Juniper turning 1. I was honored to be included not just as a guest but as the official photographer.
The best part of kid's first birthday, is watching them dig in to a cake without a care about the mess. For Juniper's first birthday cake her mom made a pumpkin spice cake with cream cheese icing. It was delicious.
I can hardly believe how quickly this last year has flown by. Keep an eye out on the blog for Juniper's 12 month session.