Yesterday was a first for me, I was invited to capture all the fun and specialness of a first birthday. A few months back I took some family photos of this sweet, sweet family. When they contacted me to take pictures of their little mans first birthday party--- I was so very excited.
There is something extra special about a first birthday. Don’t get me wrong, I think all birthdays are reason to celebrate. However, the first birthday, it holds a special place in “milestones.” To be honest, I think it is more of a milestone for the parents. They have survived a whole year as parents, they have survived the first year. A year filled with newness and learning… Learning about each other and often times even more about yourself. Its a year filled with sleepless nights, sleepless days, crying, laughing, sweet moments, doubt-filled moments, and growth.
So, CONGRATULATIONS Josh and Melisa… you did it! You have an adorably sweet little man, and are great, loving parents. His party was everything a first birthday should be… filled with family and friends, fun, and of course CAKE!
Happy Birthday Jonah, you are sweet, adorable and getting oh, so big! I pray your second year is filled with more great memories and milestones.