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Happy 1st Birthday Celeste

I wanted to share some images from little Celeste’s first birthday party. I’ve been taking photos for this family for the last three years and it has been such a treat to see their family grow. Cyrus is the sweetest big brother and you can just see how much he loves his little sister in these images. Celeste’s party was fantastic! The food was delicious, the company was delightful, and Celeste could not have been more darling. There were remarkably few tears when we she was dressed in here ceremonial birthday attire (the little pink shoes were my favorite), but they did come later. As a traditional part of the celebration, several items were placed out for Celeste to select from. The item she chose was said to determine what her future path would look like…there was a stethoscope that might indicate she’d become a doctor like her daddy, or a pen that might mean she’d become a great academic like her mama. Other objects symbolized wealth and long life. Scroll down to see what she picked. The look on her Daddy’s face in the background says it all 🙂  I think she might have been a bit overwhelmed by the crowd watching her which brought on the tears, but it was nothing that a cupcake couldn’t take care of. Rachael and Jason, it was an honor for our family to be a part of Celeste’s first birthday and it was a treat to get to visit with you four. Happy Birthday Celeste and lots and lots of love to you all!

family lifestyle photography // photography by merrilee

family lifestyle photography // photography by merrilee

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family lifestyle photography // photography by merrilee