We had the privilege of attending Derrick Landon’s very 1st birthday party on Saturday and it was a hit! Mya could not wait for Baby Derrick’s Blue’s Clues birthday party so she was definitely a happy partygoer! There were a large number of guests and they were all in attendance because of one very special boy: Derrick Landon! The party was complete with yummy snow cones, a fabulous face painter and cool favors for everyone to take home including a personalized souvenir cup for the lil’ guests! It couldn’t have turned out any better! Thank you guys for an awesome time!
Avery ended up with a puffy lip after the run-in she had with Mya in the bouncer, but being the tough cookie that she is, she bounced right back and headed right back into that bouncer!
There was just something captivating about these two girls! They were just GORGEOUS in their matching dresses!!!
Another gorgeous lil’ man who will sure to break many hearts in the near future…
This boy was hilarious! Very charismatic to say the least but boyyy did he crack me up!
Birthday boy hansome as can be! We have a model in the making ’cause he’s got the “stare” down, boy! Watch out ladies!!!
DL’s cute lil’ cousin who lit up the camera. Need I say more?
Mom and Dad hired a fantabulous face painter who was also a friend of the family, Eugene, who is uber talented! Check out his art…
“Hey doll…how ya doing? What brings you here?”
“Are you the real thing???”
“Let’s dance, dollface…”
“Ooh. I think I love you. Yo, Ma! Can I keep her?”
“Don’t leave me. Please…please! I’m beggin’ ya! Call me! ‘Kay?!”
Vanessa came to her photo session without any qualms. This lil’ girl exemplifies the free-spirited-kinda-girl who is fearless and ready for the world! Vanessa was the type of tot who was made to be in front of the camera, so you could imagine how much fun she was to follow and photograph! A lot of people…let alone children are camera shy and so it’s always nice to have that part taken care of and the work cut out for me when I photograph! She gave me a lot to work with and sported a lot of looks, so we couldn’t be any happier with the results! Vanessa is definitely charismatic and photogenic to say the least and it made my job so so easy! So easy – I didn’t even have to make any threats or push her in the water myself to get her to catch a crashing wave.
I love feedback from clients and it means a lot to hear wonderful things about something that I am so passionate about. Photography is an art form and there’s nothing better than the gratitude that I get from clients’ comments. Art is always subjective and when my vision is interpreted and seen the way I see it, my mission is accomplished! I was particularly elated and whispered an “awww” when I received this e-mail from Vanessa’s mom:
“Girl, you are the sh*t! I have tears in my eyes. You captured my daughter at her best! Not only did you capture her silly side but her little serious side as well…what we call serious“ness”! I am in love with them! I love them all! Thanks again! Navy, you are amazing!”
I am humbled by the comments, feedback and even the constructive criticism that I receive! They all are significant to me as I am always a working progress, so thank you all for the comments that you have left, the e-mails that you have sent and the delightful words! I appreciate it from the bottom of my bottomless heart!
The many moods of Mya…on a Monday!
Melana came ready with powder blue princess heels and a bagful of grins and giggles. According to her mother, this fashionista wasn’t leaving the house without the shoes. It arrived tucked away at the very bottom of a plastic bag, but we decided to whip them out and coincidently, it matched the blue trim on her dress! I hate to say it, but I really do think Melana will soon blossom into a “Manolo Blahnik” girl! I couldn’t believe how expressive Melana was throughout the session and in a lot of ways, she reminded me of Mya. Melana allowed me in her world and for a moment, I was submersed in her wonderland without any reticence. I could see now why most people live vicariously through their children…children who are free-spirited without a care in the world. Mary and Mike, I thank you for seeking me out to photograph your lil’ brownie! She is just one of the most well-spoken, well-behaved and well-mannered lil’ girl I have ever come across!