I'm a published wedding and portrait photographer located in a small town outside of Charlottesville. In addition to capturing beautiful images, I love spending time with my family, am freakishly good at word games (Hey Wheelmobile!), love an ice cold can of Coke or Dr. Pepper, know every line to Hocus Pocus and can never pass up a Chick-fil-A waffle fry or a trip to HomeGoods.
I love birthday parties, especially the ones celebrating first birthdays. There’s always balloons, great food and cake smashing. Thomas’ party was no different. It featured a book theme, so not only did the food match up with various children’s books, but everyone was instructed to bring a book in lieu of a gift. Plus, the cake was designed like “Harold and the Purple Crayon,” which was always one of my favorite books. I’m so glad these children’s classics stick around for future generations. I may not understand the weird cartoon network stuff (whatever happened to Tom and Jerry), but at least I understand the books.