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Sacramento First Birthday Photography | Athena

beautiful sacramento birthday girl in purple tutu

My friend Wendy, the mommy of today’s darling blog post, and her husband Dave threw a lavish first birthday party for her first born, Athena, not to long ago.  Prior to this little shin-dig, we got together for Athena’s first birthday portraits.  I had the lavender tutu waiting and ready and when the day arrived for our photos I was super excited.  I love making portrait sessions a little bit more special and individualized with props and fun items.

Here’s a fun sequence of images to start out.


And a couple in her “Christmas” dress.

Little Athena braved the chilly air for me outside and we snapped a few by her mom and dad’s garden.

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I love this face she’s making as she crawls (fast I might add!) down the hallway. little girl crawling sacramento photographer

For a brief second she was interested in what I was doing with that crazy looking contraption in front of my face. beautiful photo of little girl in white dress

It’s tutu-time and here she’s getting used to the fluffy goodness.  We had a headband too but she wouldn’t have it.

Back outside to prepare for cake time! sacramento little girl sitting sideways in purple tutu sacramento children photography

This sweet and delicious cake came from Sweet Cakes by Rebecca (she totally rocks the Sacramento cake world).  Thanks Rebecca, we loved it!  Athena is a little hesitant at first…

But then she digs in!

And got really messy but had a lot of fun.  No tutus were harmed in this photography session 😉 first birthday digging into cake first birthday cake