First Birthday Party Session – Grins and Giggles Session in Des Moines

Over the weekend, we photographed Gemma’s first birthday party.  We were thrilled when Sarah and Andy asked us to be a part of Gemma’s special day.  First birthday parties have so many cute moments: eating cake for the first time, opening gifts, playing with friends which make them one of our favorite things to photograph.

What was fun about the day was 3 years ago, we had photographed Charlotte, Gemma’s older sister’s first birthday and all the same kids (and a few more) were at this party also. It was fun for Kevin and I see these kids several years later and just a little older.

This is Vivi, our friends’ Joel and Stephanie’s daughter. Isn’t she adorable?

Doesn’t this little boy have the cutest blue eyes? He’s going to be a big heart throb when he grows up.

Big sis, Charlotte, and cousin Genevieve helped Gemma blow out her candle.

Gemma didn’t eat a whole lot of her cake but she sure liked playing in it!

Gemma excitedly opens some of her gifts. Keep checking back this week from more of Gemma’s birthday party!