bree turns one

bree turned one while we were in hawaii!! i had all these great big plans for her one year photo session and then between naps, sunrise, sunset, busy beaches, rain and the rest of it, it didn’t go exactly as planned. but, i am thrilled with the results nonetheless. we actually shot this stuff all on her actual birthday which i think makes it super cool. the whole thing¬†was so priceless! i swear she woke up on her birthday and knew it was her day. she was so funny. it started with wearing her super cool shades right from the hotel room to our first stop. it was hilarious to see all the tourists (especially all the lovely japanese) pointing and giggling at her! she looked like such a diva.

:: bree and my mom share a birthday! how cool is that?! my mom didn’t do a cake smash session or a topless beach shoot but we did have a lovely day and celebrated at supper and drinks with everyone.

we started off on a beautiful patch of grass with some birthday cake…

after the cake the grass skirt went on for some shots. we started with the grass and then moved to the beach. miss bree likes to sleep in so by the time we got to the beach it was already packed. we just plopped her down in the sand and she did her thing…

after a yummy lunch of her favourites (quesidilla and lots of blueberries, watermelon, and pineapple) we headed to the aquarium (bree loves fishies!) ¬†then back to the room for a nice long nap followed by gifts at the pool…

pheuuuuffff, it was such a great day. after gifts, we all went for supper together to celebrate bree and my mom’s birthday. bree loved watching the japanese cooking being done in front of her and loved being sang to! it was a perfect first birthday for our perfect little girl!

:: i swear i will share some sessions with people other than bree or my family soon. i still have a 2010 wedding to share, a gorgeous bump session, some of my favourite “candids” and so much more!

  • March 24, 2011 - 12:10 pm

    Jenn - these pictures are priceless Carla! such great photos and it looks like the perfect first birthday to me. Oh and of course miss bree is the cutest little thing in all of these. I love her “1” shirt.

  • March 24, 2011 - 1:08 pm

    Jerilyn - I looooooooove these so much!!!! Happy birthday our beautiful bree

  • March 24, 2011 - 1:46 pm

    Donna - Happy Birthday Bree!! What a “cutie putootie” – love the little hula girlie!! Such adorable pictures for you two to cherish Carla & Drew………

  • March 24, 2011 - 3:37 pm

    Alison - Happy birthday, Miss. Bree! Awesome photos, Carla. All the love, fun and happiness is so evident in all your photos!

  • March 24, 2011 - 3:38 pm

    Alison - Happy birthday, Miss. Bree! Carla, your photos are awesome – they radiate with love and happiness.

  • March 24, 2011 - 5:13 pm

    Abby - Looks and sounds like a perfect day (with the exception of Aunty Abby and Uncle Kelly not being there!) I love all the images- they are such great memories.

  • March 24, 2011 - 5:47 pm

    susan (photographer's mom & # 1 fan) - when did you sneakily blog these? i am usually your biggest follower or stalker is more like it. what a thrill to share a bday with miss bree and i could never compete with her cuteness and adorableness (even if you photoshopped like mad) so i won’t even try. the only way the day would have been more perfect would have been if abby & kelly were there too!

  • March 25, 2011 - 12:44 pm

    Sarah - Priceless Carla! I absolutely love seeing your photso of your little munchkin, they’re so sweet

  • March 25, 2011 - 2:53 pm

    anne - I could look at your pictures of Bree all day long and I especially love looking at the “Hawaii” photos. What a great vacation we all had and what a way to celebrate her 1st birthday (along with Grandma Susan’s 49th!)whatever will you do for her 2nd?! HANDS DOWN — SHE WAS THE CUTEST BABY ON WAIKIKI BEACH!

  • April 8, 2011 - 9:23 am

    andrea - love this post! happy birthday breezy b! you’re the cutest (and your cake looks so yummy!)

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