Brown Bear to Scholar: First Birthday Fun!

Brown Bear to Scholar: First Birthday Fun!

Evelyn’s first birthday celebration was an absolute blast to photograph! Bright vivid colors, a Pinterest-sque smash cake setup, Brown Bear Brown Bear cupcakes, and (my favorite part)… a fun game that had the whole party cheering, roaring with laughter and applause as the baby girl chose her own future path.

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I loved this venue. The party was at a luxurious clubhouse with a gorgeous view, and plenty of room for the little ones to run around and have fun.

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This rocking chair was brought to the party just to make some special pics. It’s been in the family for generations! And PS – check out the Brown Bear dress…how adorable is that?

Try as we might, we could NOT capture a fantastic smash cake MESS from this little beauty! Nope, she ate her cake like a four-course meal. Nice, neat, and taking her time as everyone watched. 🙂

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While capturing this birthday girl’s photos, I found out that on a recent trip to Disneyworld, a lot of the characters wanted to take multiple pictures with this gorgeous girl. And no wonder! What a precious smile!

Mommy and Daddy wanted a few family portraits as a keepsake. Such a beautiful family!

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Of course, the fun starts once the posed pictures end! No end to these smiles!

And now my favorite part…the highlight of the celebration: the Dol-ja-bi.

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First, check out the beautiful, ornate outfit Evelyn wore for this special Korean celebration.

What a fun tradition this is. Friends and family place bets guessing which symbolic object the baby will choose. Different objects represent different paths: thread signifies long life, a stethoscope the medical field, etc. Then everyone gathers round to watch.

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It was fantastic seeing everyone at the party cheering the baby on, clapping and giggling as she took her sweet time making her choice.

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Evelyn chose the pencil! Sure to be a good scholar!

And after the party, everyone headed off to the clubhouse pool to cool off!

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Thank you so much for letting us capture your big day, sweet family! 🙂

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