Who doesn't love Mickey Mouse?! After all, he lives in the happiest place on earth. Or so they say ... My happiest place is much quieter and less congested. (wink wink)
But when it comes to birthday celebrations, Mickey rocks!
When we met Ethan and his Mommy and Daddy for their session consultation, the plan was all about Mickey and how we would document celebrating his first birthday! Mommy came prepared with Pinterest images. We always welcome these images to give us an idea of what the client has in mind. We just always use our disclaimer that we cannot create the exact same image that has a different child, a different setting, and other variable factors that contributed to the final result of the Pinterest image. But again, we welcome them as a baseline of where to begin and then add our own creative spin. ☺
We figured out the best floor and background to complement the fun props. Ethan's Daddy works in construction, so he was assigned to create the letters and design the crate. His Mommy worked hard putting all of the outfits together and coordinating the banners, cake, and balloons. Plans were in motion and the session countdown clock began ticking.
Ethan's grandma and aunt joined us to help bring smiles to his handsome little face. A team effort was made to decorate the sets while outfits were being changed and Ethan was tended to for "hair and makeup" (aka feeding and diaper change). He operates on a very strict napping schedule, so we were working against the clock. It was a WILD! It was LOUD! It was CRAZY FUN that morning!!! And Ethan was a champ who did his part with LOTS of big smiles!!
We quickly completed our edits and prepared the gallery to allow plenty of time for pictures to be ordered and delivered in time for the big birthday party celebration! When Mom is crying happy tears at the slideshow, our hearts are filled with happiness, too! THANK YOU, Barbie and Eric, for letting us be a part of this special lifetime moment with your beautiful family!