Bernard & Walter’s 30th & 3rd Birthday

I do not usually decorate our home during Halloween, so this year I had the urge to. I thought I would knock out a two birds with one stone and decorate the home with Halloween decor while having a Halloween themed party for my husband’s 30th and my son’s 3rd birthday celebration.  I am always pinning party ideas and want to execute the exact same idea from Pinterest (because I absolutely love it). Of course in the end, it always turns out different every time. Below are some details of where I acquired items.

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Things from Wal-Mart:

Spider confetti

Pom Poms

BOO Letter Balloon

Skull

Fans

Mini pumpkins

Things from Michael’s:

Hanging bats (with LED light)

Black cake stand

Napkins, Paper Plates

Stickers for the potion bottles

Coffin slime

Jack-O-Lantern straws

Glow sticks

Wooden number blocks

Other:

Black chargers: Party City

Black/Gold pumpkins: Target

Cake topper: Hobby Lobby

“Thank You and Good Night” by Patrick McDonnell

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Susan & Josh Saunders 2017

Saunders Wedding Album Sneak Peak

Venue: Chukkar Farms. Alpharetta, GA

Second Shooter: J|E Photography

Assistant: Sandi Choummanivong

An old friend, gave me the pleasure of photographing her big day.  Since this was my very second official wedding gig, I needed some support. So, I asked my sister to assist and my friend Jess to second shoot. I wanted to get as many moments as possible. I am glad I did. Without them, I wouldn’t have as many candid shots as the guests as I would have hoped to have. I learned a lot and hope to learn more.

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Jordan

Here is the beginning of a new portfolio!

We talked about it many times to have a photo session and it finally happened. I went to visit my in-laws for Easter and snuck away with my sister-in-law for an hour to shoot at Nash farm which is about 15 minutes away from my father and mother-in-laws house. It was the most beautiful place I have ever shot at. We both were so excited! I even took off my shoes with her to shoot. The soft cool grass between my toes made me so giddy.  I will definitely be returning to walk in the grass again, perhaps even catch a battle reenactment and have a picnic.

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Location: Nash Farm; Hampton, GA

Spring + Star Wars Birthday Party

My daughter asked for a star wars party with flowers. It was a challenge because I wasn’t sure it would work. The question I ask myself constantly when struggling to plan my children’s birthday party is “I can see it in my mind, but does it look good in reality?”

I already had a set goal of doing a simple spring floral party but the little miss requested star wars and specifically flowers. I had all the ideas planned but then I was struck with the flu! And three days before the party I was struggling to recover and get things done. I was lucky to have my dear friends from out of town come a day early to help. I am very thankful for them.

I did not get ANY good pictures because I was so nervous of surprising the little miss and nervous about being host. I just could not concentrate. Unexpected guests and mishaps happened. I won’t get into details. It seemed like a perfect disaster but at the end of the day she enjoyed celebrating with all her friends and family. That is a point I always make sure matters at the end of the day.

I usually plan with little miss but this time is was a surprise so it made it the more challenging and not so fun. At the end, she kind of wished she hadn’t asked for a surprise party. She enjoys the planning with me. My mini-me, my side-kick.

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Party Details:

Macarons from Maclab

Invitation from Westminister Paper Co.

Faux Flowers from Michael’s

Happy birthday banner & plates from Target

Star Wars Instaxfilm from Amazon

48″ Darth Vader & Trooper from Toys’r’us