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Tuesday, May 3, 2011

One track mind.

Right now? I'm totally focused on all-things-1st-birthday. 

Can you blame me, really? I mean, how do I throw a party perfect enough for a little girl who lights up my life in more ways than I ever imagined? Yea. I know. It's a tough job I have.

So, in the midst of my fingers being burned by hot glue guns, wrecking my new jeans with yellow spray paint, gluing birthday banners, perfecting the art of cake-pop-making, and using the talents of my sweet sister, we managed to sneak away for a first birthday photo shoot yesterday.

One more thing to check off the list.

Picture us, trekking through the woods, with a bright yellow highchair, baby, stroller, two gigantic balloons, and props in tow. 

It was a sight to see.

But, it was so worth it. Because I've had this vision for pictures since the girl was three months old. I swear to you.

And it came to life.



And also?

This.

(When looking at this series of pictures, please imagine her doing a "Muuuuuahhhh" sound. It's to die for cute.)

More to come...

Until then? 

It's back to all things party.

Pinch me, please. I have an official 1 year old in o.n.e. w.e.e.k. 

51 comments:

  1. The pictures are A-mazing!!! Great job - I can't wait to see more:)

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  2. she is TOO cute. she really brightened up my day.

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  3. I actually did laugh when imagining your journey through the woods! Anything for a fab pic, right? :o)

    I can't even believe she is almost one considering I started following you right around the time you announced your pregnancy! Cheers to many more memories to come<3

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  4. Aww Katie your vision came alive! I remember you telling me about this spot in the woods with the balloons like MONTHS ago! Hard to believe it is finally here! Great Job :)

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  5. Those pictures look professional. You did such a great job and you have the cutest subject to photograph. Good luck with the planning.

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  6. In one week? ONE WEEK? Where the heck did the past year go?

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  7. That high chair in the woods pic is simply adorable! Totally worth all the pain and spray paint on the jeans!!! I really can't wait to see more pics and the party!!!!

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  8. We have that same high chair and now I am going to spray paint it because it is a white right now and it is chipping! So freaking cute she is! LOVE IT!

    Did you take the pictures? Love and want to see more from the high chair!

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  9. Too cute! Your pictures are always amazing! I'm so jealous of your creativity ;)

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  10. She looks SO much like you now it's not even funny! :)

    and you should really go into photography! you're brilliant and your pics are always amazing!!

    I can't wait to see how the party comes together :)

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  11. Stop it! This is all too cute for words!

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  12. Awesomely :-) Amazing pictures, she is so adorable....very photogenic!

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  13. This is too much cuteness for me to handle right now. But I can't wait to see more. :)

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  14. When I have children, I demand that you plan their one-year pictures.

    Freaking ADORABLE!!!!

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  15. that is too sweet! i love the spray painted wooden high chair idea- i've seen it on a bunch of blogs lately and would love to recreate it! those pictures are too sweet! i cannot wait to see your vision come together! i have no doubts it will be spectacular!!

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  16. Those pictures are adorable! Thanks for letting us watch her grow up, it's been a real joy and I can tell you are one proud Momma.

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  17. LOVe the yellow high chair, the abby is cute too! ;-)
    First birthdays are thee best. Go all out, they only turn one once, right?
    xo
    KATY

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  18. the sweetness could give you a cavity.. I love it... and I love her birthday hat

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  19. So, So, So cute! Love the pictures, she is getting so big! Can't wait to see the big party pics when all is said and done!

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  20. Those pictures are fantastic! I can't wait to see more! My daughter is almost 5 months old and I too am thinking ahead to her first birthday!

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  21. Love love love those pictures of that cutie! Happy almost 1st birthday Em.

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  22. Loving that yellow high chair and your sweet girl (of course!). Also loving that you got to actualize your dream photos--so awesome!

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  23. PERFECTION! Can't wait for the big party post! As someone who is also preparing for her FIRST baby's FIRST birthday party after overcoming miscarriage? I am so, so, so thrilled for you. God is faithful!

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  24. I love the yellow! It's so bright and summery...plus the babe is adorable in that big high chair. Have a great day!

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  25. Holy cow that's a gorgeous almost one year old. What a fun photo shoot!

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  26. o m g that first photo is fabulous! i loooooove it.

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  27. the pictures turned out GREAT! she is to stinkin cute! I'm right there with you on birthday planning for my 2 year old, her party is May 14th (actual bday May 13th)

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  28. They are so fabulous. But I don't have to tell you that.

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  29. aw! LOVE the photos! Great Job! I think the one in the yellow highchair is worthy to go into one of the frames on your new collage wall :)

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  30. Oh my, hoe adorable! Love the balloons and everything.

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  31. Absolutely beautiful! She's so CUTE.

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  32. All the pictures are great, but that first one if absolutely perfect!

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  33. Love the pictures! She's adorable.

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  34. What a great chair! I read on twitter that you bought one, totall thought it was a regular one! love it though :)

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  35. and it is official - she is a model!

    Too precious, Katie!

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  36. These photos turned out wonderfully! I'm a new "follower," your little one is so adorable!

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  37. 1. Oh my goodness- I can't over how precious Emeline is in these pictures!

    2. Yes- I figured out that you couldn't and that's completely okay! I found this: http://www.etsy.com/listing/69593306/old-new-borrowed-blue-garter-set-with?ref=sr_list_2&ga_search_query=old+new+borrowed+blue+garter+set&ga_search_type=handmade&ga_facet=handmade

    Love!

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  38. The high chair picture is nothing but fabulous and I love the colors. Hang in there Momma, it just keeps getting better! Before you know it, she'll be counting and singing her ABC's with you.

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  39. Katie! These pictures are amazing!!!

    I can't wait to see what you come up with for this party. It's going to be amazing!

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  40. Precious!

    I think we're picture twins b/c I envision pictures long before they happen, too! I love that. Though sometimes I get a tad bent out of shape if it doesn't work as I envisioned :)

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  41. SO FUN!!! I seriously love that pic in the woods- can't wait to see more!

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  42. Your ideas are ridiculously awesome...can you please just write a huge blog on how you did everything so that I have some kinda of starting point for Zoe's first birthday.

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  43. These pictures, much like all of the ones you take, are just perfect. They look like they were snatched out of a glossy magazine. She is gorgeous and you are talented.

    I love even more that you have a vision and made it come to fruition, I can really appreciate that :)

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  44. Gorgeous pictures!!! Can't wait to see how the birthday turns out.

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  45. Oh wow, BEST PICTURES EVER! That seriously made my night.

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  46. these are so stinkin cute katie! definitely a few for the collage wall.

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  47. high chair in the woods? best pic EVER!!!

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  48. Amazing photos girl. She is such a doll. Happy Birthday prep! :D

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