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Daisy's Turns Two! - Ramblings and Photos

April 06, 2012
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Daisy’s Turns Two!
Daisy’s Turns Two!
Last weekend, I had the opportunity to photograph Daisy’s 2nd birthday party. You may know Daisy from her mother’s (and my friend, Casey) blog: One Day at a Time. As you can immediately tell by the photos, it was a good old fashion country western honky-tonk kinda time!
Birthday Collage 1
This is clearly just a taste of the party (considering I still have a lot more photos to process), but Casey really pulled out all the stops – from a “Watering Hole,” to a “Craftin’ Corral”, to a “Pan for Gold” station…she had it all and the kids LOVED it!
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Casey even had a little “photo booth” set up with piles of hay for the kids to sit on and have their pictures made. For just a moment, I felt a little bit like one of those mall photographers trying to get each child to smile at me for two seconds. I decided not to exploit any other children than Daisy for purposes of this preview, but some of the faces I got are priceless…just use your imagination.
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And then of course there were presents…tons and tons of presents. Interestingly enough, Daisy did an incredible job of staying interested in opening presents. In my previous experience with two year old birthday parties (I’ve been to two others – both boy parties), the kids really don’t want to be dragged away from playing. But Daisy was awesome! I also had the added bonus of great light under the tent Casey set up in the backyard.
Birthday Collage 2
Finally, Daisy was presented with a brand new Radio Flyer tricycle. I’m not sure anything mattered once she saw her new bike. Sure she took the time to blow out a candle, but she was quick to let everyone know that the tricycle was her new favorite toy.
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All that said, it was a great party and I’m so glad I could be there (even if I was exhausted once I got home). Happy Birthday Daisy!

    I love these!!! Such awesome photos! Looks like a great time.

    Great shots! I love those sunglasses and the panning for gold is such a cute idea!

    Great photos, love the subject, very cute. HOpe your grandmother is doing ok. :)

    As usual, wonderful candid shots of the kids! What a cutie she is…and what a wonderful party!

    Daisy is such a cuttie pie! You pictures are wonderful as always. My favorite is the first one and the one of her opening the bike. Too cute!

    These pictures turned out great! And what a good idea to use your photography skills for the party; there’s nothing like trying to run the party AND try to get priceless shots of your little one all at the same time. You did a great job! Did you feel like it was a preview of what’s to come for you? :)

    Oh what fun! These are great!!!

    I’m totally stealing this idea. Way cute! Great pictures

    Thanks so much for capturing Daisy and her special day. I honestly was completely at ease knowing that you were taking care of the memory keeping. These are so so cute. Love the bike shots because that was such a special moment to see her happy face. The pan for gold shot is adorable and of course the glasses shot…she is such a goof! Thank you friend!! Can’t wait to take your maternity pictures:)!!

    You got some great shots! What a sweet little 2 yr old! Looked like a way fun party!

    Awesome pictures! It looks like a great time. The picture of Daisy with the sunglasses is priceless.

    you did such an amazing job with capturing the party! looks like it was just a blast and what a sweet little girl! love these!!

    Too stinkin cute for words! How lucky they are that you were able to photograph and document this wonderful occasion so beautifully!

    how fun!

    So, so fun!! Daisy looks like she had a blast!

    What a cutie!

    Looks like such a fun party! Your shots are amazing, and Daisy is such a cutie!!

    All of these pics came out great! She is too cute! I have to get my little one this bike for her birthday in August! I checked out One Day at a Time too; very cool blog!

    Great shots! Can this girl get any more adorable with that western outfit! Awww! Love it. Happy 2nd birthday to your friend’s daughter :)

    Now thats a party! Great pics. She is flippin’ adorable! :)

    What an adorable party – I love her little pigtails

    LOVE these!!! I seriously can’t believe she is 2 already!!!!!

    The photos turned out AMAZING!

    Oh! A pink Radio Flyer, be still my heart! These are lovely Ashley, what a fun party idea!!

    OMGoodness she is a little dollie! You’ll come out here for TT’s next bash won’t you? *wink*

    Gorgeous shots! So in the moment!!