It was Samara’s first birthday! Her parents were throwing her a party and naming ceremony at the Sofitel Hotel with close friends and family, and they asked me to photograph the event. I’m always up for a party!
There were lots of personalized details…
…and smiles to go around! Here, Samara’s father checks in with the birthday girl.
The guests were having a blast, too.
Samara’s Grandma was there, too, to lend her support.
Grandma makes everything better!
The highlight of the party was the naming ceremony. Samara was all smiles while her mom held her during this special tradition.
And a close second to the naming ceremony was the face painting. Check out some of these amazing works of art!:
Rawr! No one told me there were going to be tigers!
And, as with all awesome birthday parties, there was cake. I think Samara’s a fan!
Yay for Samara!
My favorite detail was the special cards Samara’s parents prepared. They had the guests write Samara personalized messages that she could read when she gets older. Here is her father, posing with his message.
Happy Birthday, Samara! Thank-you for inviting me to your party!!!