Friday, March 30, 2012

Eunice Sophia: 1st birthday party

February 20, 2011
Royal Palm Residences Clubhouse

About a week after we did Sophie's portrait session, it was time for the big celebration.  The party venue was right across the street from the birthday family's home so it was very convenient going back and forth to take shots of the family and to take pictures of the details at the venue.  I was already getting a bit heavy at this point being 5 months pregnant, so I asked my sister Pie to shoot the event with me. Yes, she's getting quite good, and I'm glad she had my back that day.

As always, Mommy Sieggy and Daddy Russel were so nice to us. Sieggy even kept checking up on me, telling me to take it easy and to rest. I told her her that if I rested every time she told me to, I wouldn't be able to shoot any photos of the party at all! Hehehe.

It was the first time for me to shoot a Dibo-themed party.  I was quite excited because my nephew Liam loves Dibo!:) Below are just some of my favorite shots from that day...

This beautiful dress from Baby Fashionistas was just one of Sophie's outfits for the party.  And look at thoes cute shoes from Baby Gap!

I went to the family's lovely home to take some portraits while Pie continued taking pictures of the details. Here are a couple of shots of pretty Sophie.

A few shots of the beautiful family.:)

Venue decorations were by Kidstar Kastles. Look at all those colors!

I LOVE this colorful entrance decor!

The cake and cupcakes looked delicious!

Some of the moms during one of the games.

Chayno was host and magician.  He was a big hit with the guests!

Blowing Sophie's first birthday candle.

We took some more shots after most of the guests had left.

I asked if I could take some shots of Sophie with her cute Dibo stuff toy at the same spot where we took her portrait shots a week  before.

Love her smile!:)

Venue decor: Kidstar Kastles
Cake and cupcakes: Les Sucreries Cakes and Pastries
Caterer: Verleo
Host/magician: Chayno
Side entertainment: The Golden Show
Dress: Baby Fashionistas
Shoes: Baby Gap

Wednesday, March 28, 2012

Sophie: Mini portrait session

Here's Sophie's portrait session taken about a week before her 1st birthday party last year. Pete was with me when I shot this, and we had a great time chatting with Mommy Sieggy and Daddy Russel after the shoot. I was about 5 months pregnant then, so they shared their own stories of having Sophie. I'm not sure if I left their home more excited or scared about giving birth though. Hehehe.

Anyway, here are some of my favorite shots of Sophie, Russel, and Sieggy.

Some nice warm-up shots.

Sophie looks so pretty here, doesn't she?

The family lives in a beautiful little community that makes you feel like you're in a resort. There were a lot of great spots to shoot in.

Gorgeous family!

A well-manicured lawn and pretty afternoon light always make great photos!:)

A nice smile helps a lot too!;)

My favorite shot of the family.:)

Love this, too!

After a short break for snacks and some nice conversation, we headed outside once more with some of Sophie's favorite toys to take a few more shots before calling it a day.

Sophie showing me some of her toys.:)

Tuesday, March 20, 2012

Ezekiel Joshua: Dedication and 1st birthday party

February 6, 2011
Le Pavillon

So, I let over two whole weeks go by again without updating this blog.  I'm running out of excuses, but between all the editing that I have to do and being a full-time mom to Paco, this blog has been taking the backseat lately. It's actually getting kinda embarrassing especially when I have to let wonderful clients like Mommy Elisa wait for over a year before featuring their parties on here.

Yes, EJ's party was over a year ago, but I can still remember walking into the venue and just being overwhelmed by how huge the place was! The next thing I noticed was the gigantic cake ensemble (more on that later)! And then there was the massive turnout of guests which really showed how well-loved this family is. And it's really not surprising because Daddy Jason and Mommy Elisa have such great big hearts!  Even as the guests kept pouring in, they made sure everyone, including the suppliers, were able to have lunch, even before they could sit down themselves to eat.  And after I got home from the party, Elisa didn't forget to thank me through text. I am always grateful for clients like them. They make me love my job even more than I already do.:)

Here are some of the photos from the day...

I loved the theme!

This humongous cake ensemble was the focal point of the party venue. This was lovingly made by EJ's aunt Susan dela Cruz who owns Bethany Dream Cakes. (Check out her site, the cakes look awesome!) I've seen and photographed a lot of big cakes before, but this one had exquisite details! I couldn't stop taking photos of it!

More details...

There was a short dedication ceremony before most of the guests arrived.

And then it was time to PARTY!

Bingo was the program host.

Jiggles the Balloon Lady was also there to make her colorful balloons. Look what she made for EJ!

It was my first time to watch Yoyo Master. And he really is a yoyo master! :D


Everyone wanted a piece of the cake!

When most of the guests had left, we were finally able to take a few family photos.

Look how cute EJ's costume is!

I also took a few shots of the entire family.  They were such a fun group! :)

Cake: Bethany Dream Cakes
Program host: Bingo
Entertainment: Jiggles the Balloon Lady, Yoyo Master
Foodcarts: Kiddie Party
Caterer: Hizons
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