Leeland turned ONE last month. It has been a whirlwind of a year and quite frankly, it’s hard to believe it’s been that long already.
Having a one year old, I learned of this whole new world that I had never experienced called, “Planning a kids birthday party.” I’ve heard rumors of it, even seen pictures of it, but had never really experienced it…especially for a one year old.
However, thankfully, my wife took the reigns and planned an incredible party for Leeland. Much to my pleasure, it was all Braves and baseball themed…(side note: hopefully this post will help the Braves pull it out in the playoffs and be World Series bound).
Here are a few shots of the incredible decorations that adorned our home.
Maisie Sanders made and decorated both his smash cake and cupcakes for the day…all baseball/all Braves/ all the time.
We also came across a lot of Braves things to use (napkins, plates, balloons, etc.)
I loved these baseballs hanging in the kitchen.
No baseball party would be complete without the peanuts, cracker jacks, and sunflower seeds.
The way we wanted people to share that they were there, similar to a guestbook, we had everyone sign a baseball for Leeland.
If you’ve ever been to a Braves game, you’ve seen this and maybe even been a participant. They always have a 50/50 Raffle where the ticket buyer has a chance to win half of the money that goes into the pot, while the other half goes to the Braves foundation. We decided to do the same thing, but with the other half of our proceeds going to support Anna in Zambia working with WIPHAN. (I’m sure she’d love your support too!)
He’s all set for the cake.
This picture can’t even begin to put into words how excited he was when everyone was standing around and singing to him.
The cake, he was still trying to figure out. He wasn’t sure how to eat it without getting too messy.
One of the other things we set up was a big print of Turner Field for everyone to stand in front of and get their picture taken like they were at the ballpark.
And last but not least, the party planner herself (@trishabearden) and her favorite son niece.
I’m a big believer in family…as a result, I love my family. We can go from laughing hysterically, to red-faced mad, back to laughing in no time at all. There is never a dull moment with us, hence the photo sequence you’ll see here below.
Brad and Cat are some of our close friends in Athens. One of the best parts of our pregnancy has been experiencing some of the same things since they got pregnant around the same time we did. Their son, Fisher, was born yesterday, so I thought it’s now or never to share some of the maternity pictures that we got to take with them back at the beginning of the summer. Excited for the
two three of you and can’t wait for Leeland and Fisher to be best friends.
We were really looking forward to taking family photos of the Davis Family, but we were a little worried about the weather. It was December, after all, so it will probably be cold, wet, and/or both. To our surprise, it was a perfect day. Not too hot so that the subjects were sweating and not too cold so that they are shivering. My favorite part about this shoot is that we were able to do it all on their own property. The scenic fields and rugged fenceposts made for some amazing backdrops and it turned out to be a fun little afternoon in December.
Stephanie may be one of the most calm and collected people I know. She’s also got an eye for art and drawing and we share a passion for the Braves. We had a lot of fun bouncing all over the place for this shoot. Each one of the scene seeking to capture her personality.
Hannah saw one of our other Senior’s Shots and knew she wanted us to take hers, too. We met up in Watkinsville and explored some of the artsy areas around downtown that made for a fun little shoot.
Maisie was a Senior at Oglethorpe County in 2011 when she so boldly allowed us to give Senior Photography as shot. She served as a great model and the images turned out even better than I had hoped.
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