Camryn's First Birthday - Documentary session
Hello blog readers, it's Ray again. I haven't photographed children's birthday parties in the past but when Nancy contacted me and asked if I would like to photograph Camryn's first birthday party in my documentary style I jumped at the chance. I figured a fun and family oriented event like a 1st birthday party would be just right for the documentary style and it certainly was.
Camryn's parents Nancy & Fred had quite the amazing setup up in their back yard in Bristol, PA. It was a gorgeous spring day, and with the huge tent for some shade it was a wonderful setup for me to photograph. Camryn was such a perfect subject all day long, she was so happy and always adorable which made for such an easy job. Nancy started the party a bit before everyone arrived by giving Camryn her own cake to play with and boy did she love that. After a quick bath in the kitchen sink to clean off all the cake icing it was back outside as all their family and friends began to arrive to celebrate.
Everyone at the party was so kind and generous towards me, they made me feel like I fit right in, and with so much going on I was able to blend in and get some great candid photos. I even got to see one of our past couples Krista (Fred's sister) & Rob to catch up with them a bit.
I've really enjoyed the few documentary sessions that I've done and it's been a fun challenge trying to capture the families' personality without getting too involved. I hope it shows in the photos below how much love for Camryn there was and how much fun everyone had. Thank you so much Nancy & Fred for inviting me into your home to be a small part of your first child's first birthday party.