Birthday Pictures

It’s My Birthday Today!  I turn 37, and I’ve been pretty excited about 37 for a few years. You’d think I’d be cringing, as I creep closer to 40, but I’m actually pretty excited about 40. ANNNNND,  because everything “7” is my favorite, 37 is even more exciting! Seven is just my number, probably because my birthday is 7/7, but I just love everything 7. I remember loving 17, and 27 was pretty good to me, too. For the past few years, I’ve traveled on my birthday, and being smack in the middle of the summer, tagging onto the only national holiday in the middle, it’s been easier to do that. Two years ago, my husband and I celebrated in Alaska, and last summer we took a road trip to Tennessee. This year, we are in Ghana visiting my parents! (I’m writing this and scheduling it before my trip). If you want to see all about our Ghana adventures, follow me on Instagram! {It may or may not be a fabulous birthday gift to have new friends on IG, so tell your friends, too!}

For my birthday each year, I just want pictures!  I had dreamed and drooled for months of pictures with gorgeous floral wreaths, and I tried to scheme how I could do some pictures with them. As I looked through pinterest, it seemed it was most often associated with bridesmaids or flower girls. I couldn’t figure out how to fit in the boys with that, so I thought it’d be fun to take some mother/daughter pictures with them. So that is just what we did.

floral crowns with cream and peach

I contacted Michele at Amore Bride on etsy (follow them on facebook here), and she crafted these gorgeous creations for me! I told the boys that this was all I wanted for my birthday, to help me pull this photo shoot off. It would take all 3 of them, and they were totally up for the task. I had gold lanterns, a fabric banner, and it’d take hauling a few ladders to the field down the street to make that happen. If you saw this post on instagram, you’ll see where I got all 4 of my kids to help make the fabric banner.

I often swap taking pictures with other photographer friends, and the one I had spoken to wasn’t available after the crowns came in, so I thought if I got everything set up, I could hand my camera off to my husband and he could take over. He’s done it before, I just had to micro manage quite a bit! I did, he did, and it worked great!

The boys helped hang the banner and gold lanterns once we got there, and we were good to go.  I’m very happy with how the pictures turned out, exactly the feel of what I wanted!

cream and tan and peach floral crowns

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