Back in April I had the opportunity to shoot a beautiful birthday party, for one of the sweetest (and sometimes sassy!) little girl. Her name is Ella. She, like many girls in her age range has a (healthy?) obsession with princesses. Fortunately she has amazing parents that went through the trouble to give her very enchanted fairytale party to celebrate her 5th birthday.
From not so poisonous apples, Rapunzel let your hair down yellow Twizzlers, frog prince gummies, jelly bean glass slippers, true loves kiss hershey’s kisses, Frog kisses, to face painting, manicures, knight outfits for the boys and a rack full of princess dresses for the girls to dress up, and followed up with a visit from princess Ariel herself to read the Little Mermaid story, this was most definitely the princess party of the year, one not to be missed by up and coming young royalty. As with any event, it was great to get beautiful shots of the well thought out layout, decorations, and bountiful birthday treats. It was also great fun shooting the little knights playing swords, and seeing all the little girls dressed up in princess dresses and having high tea set in this little castle-esque country setting at the beautiful Yew Dell Gardens in Crestwood Kentucky, just minutes from downtown Louisville.
Ella is such a sweet little girl always willing to stop and strike a pose. But when I caught her looking around and not focused on the camera, is when I got some even more beautiful images
As one of my true loves is capturing and creating beautiful portraits, I tend to always squeeze in some sort of a mini-portrait session when shooting events such as birthday. And this party was no exception.
All done up as a princess in a beautiful dress, we took about a half an hour and wandered around the beautiful grounds at Yew Dell. With pods, and benches, beautiful little footpaths abound, we had the opportunity to take some amazing photographs.
It is very possible that these photos will be cherished for a lifetime, and into Ella’s future family’s lifetimes as well. I have so many favorites, it's hard to choose just one. Which one do you like best?
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