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Sunshine and lemonade ~ a BOYs lemonade stand birthday party!

My littlest guy just turned ONE. I have noooo idea how that happened. He was born. I blinked. He turned one. It’s insane. Time really does go by faster and faster the older you get, it’s so unfair. What an amazing year it was, not without its hard times of course, but overall this baby is just the sweetest chunk of love I know. He completes our family in the most perfect way. I had a really hard time deciding what theme to do his party. I’ve always loved the lemonade stand parties I saw all over pinterest, but you always see those for girls – pink lemonade. I toyed with ditching the lemonade theme and doing something else, but I wanted to do it so bad that I decided to put my own spin on it. I did find a few others who did it and spun off of their ideas, combining a ‘You are my sunshine’ and lemonade stand theme together, to be Sunshine and Lemonade. I had SO much fun with this party, I’m so glad I went with the theme I really wanted ๐Ÿ™‚ And now I have proven that you can do a little boy’s lemonade stand birthday party too!boy lemonade stand partyMy husband totally blew me away with this lemonade stand he made out of old pallets. It exceeded my wishes by far! I got pinwheels off etsy, found printables for the drink tags on pinterest, and used old and new mason jars for the drinks and decorations. The lids on the drink jars were from amazon. Lemons were an easy and obvious addition to the decorations ๐Ÿ˜‰boys lemonade stand partyThe straws and bowl were from home goods and the lemonade dispenser was from Zulily. I had the crates from newborn props, and the basket with the cookies was something I had in the kitchen. The cookie favors were Annie’s Eats lemon and vanilla bean white sugar cookies (slightly modified) with Alton Brown’s royal icing.boy lemonade partyIt was pretty windy so you can’t see all the photos here, but I printed out 4 photos plus his monthly sock monkey photo for each month of the first year and strung them up here. I had done something similar for Jameson’s first birthday, only I hung the strings all over instead of in one spot. I made chocolate cupcakes, but also this lemonade cake.lemonade stand cake smash picturesAnd of course the birthday boy got an extra large chocolate cupcake for a cake smash! We did a cake smash on his actual birthday too, but I couldn’t resist letting him go at it again, especially in front of the lemonade stand ๐Ÿ˜‰ It made for such a cute backdrop!lemonade cake smashlemonade stand cake smashHe’s a big fan of food, but especially cakeย  now too ๐Ÿ˜‰ Overall it was just such a fun party, and it all went off so great! Happy birthday sweet boy, love you forever.
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Brotherly Love in the Apple Blossoms | Littleton, Harvard, Central Mass Children Photographer

Check it out! It’s the latest thing I made my boys suffer through ๐Ÿ˜‰ My clients often think their kids were uncooperative for their photos, but I always assure them I have seen worse. Way worse. From my own children. It’s a miracle I ever get photos of them smiling! See for yourself…
Luckily though, I am able to squeak in a few good pictures of them per session ๐Ÿ˜‰Swoon. These boys hold my heart in their hands. Love them so much!

    

Maine Vacation Photos | Central Mass Family Photographer | Acton, ME

Every year (well, two years in a row now, ha!) we take a week long vacation in Maine with our good friends. We have four little boys between the two families, and we all just have a blast playing together! The mom is my BFF Julie Blum, so naturally we also do a family photo swap when we get together. This year we started a new tradition, a photo of all the kiddos! Here are some of my favorites from this year’s session ๐Ÿ™‚










And here is my favorite that she captured of our family!

(credit to Julie Blum Photography for that photo!)
Cannot wait to see what fun the 2014 trip will bring!

    

More of my baby | Central Mass Newborn Photographer | Littleton

What else is a newborn photographer to do while on maternity leave? Take more photos of her squishy baby, of course! This baby of mine… he is the most smiley little sleeper ever!








    

My most special newborn client yet ;) | Littleton, MA Newborn Photographer

As many of you know, we recently welcomed our second perfect little boy into the world. He arrived on Father’s Day, so I’m basically never going to be able to top my husband’s 2013 Father’s Day gift, right? ๐Ÿ˜‰



While I have been taking a nice break for maternity leave, I couldn’t be kept away from the studio for my own boy’s photos! Here is a large share of my little Brennan Rhys’s newborn session!