Over the weekend my little family loaded up and took a trip back to my hometown of Altus, Oklahoma. A little fella named Jaxton Baker was turning 1 year old.
Jaxton's parents are both really good childhood friends of mine. So it's always good to get to see old friends. A few months prior, they approached me and asked if I could take photos of the birthday party. Of course! So that's exactly what I did.
After arriving about 30 minutes early, I set up an off-camera flash and umbrella and we used some of the party decorations as props for some great shots.
I had a couple of other priorities over the course of the party. I wanted the focus of the shots to be of Jaxton since it was HIS birthday after all. Otherwise, I wanted to make sure all of the grandparents, aunts, uncles, and other family members had the opportunity to get pictures with the little man. I was pretty excited for when it came time for this cute little fella to tear into his smash cake. When the time came, I crouched down and got ready to fire away some shots. But, this little dude was way too polite to make himself a mess. The first few minutes he gingerly sat and ate fist fulls of cake and ran the icing through his fingers. I still was able to get some great shots of him eating his cake. By the end of it all, the floor caught the biggest mess. Crumbs of cake were everywhere.
I really enjoyed taking pictures of Jaxton's first birthday party. Below there's a slideshow of just a few of the images I delivered to his parents.
All images are owned and copyrighted by Ryan Day.