This is the time of year where I catch up on blogging. The second half of the year gets just so busy and a lot of times blogging gets put to the side so I can just focus on photographing families and editing. I just blogged Harrison’s second birthday, and realized I didn’t have a post all about my sweet Owen’s fifth birthday.
One thing my parents did growing up was that you only had a birthday party on the even years and on the odd years, you had a family birthday. We started that this year and five was going to be just a family celebration. I still wanted to get him a nice cake and balloon, and so I asked him what kind of birthday he wanted, and he instantly said a monorail birthday. His birthday gift was a monorail, he had a super cute monorail cake, a monorail birthday shirt from Swanky Shank, and a few months later I took his five year portraits at Disney. His favorites at 5 include all things Disney, legos, a huge Miles from tomorrowland fan, Star Wars, and is also a huge fan of his little brother. The two of them just love each other, and are such a blessing to Michael and I. (If your little one is a huge Disney fan like Owen, one thing we did do on his actual birthday was go to the Disney store. They put his name on the screen and then play Happy Birthday in the store, sung by the characters. Owen absolutely LOVED it. Harrison however, did not like being the center of attention when we took him a few days after his December 25 birthday)
If you’ve been to Disney, you know that the pixie dust just gets you when you go down there. It was hard to even squeeze in these portraits of him because I was just so excited about all the things we could be doing, right? Plus we kind of had some hiccups that day with our luggage and our dinner reservation so our timeline got a little messed up. It all ended up working out, and we were able to squeeze these in. Ericka from Little Apple Styles was such a big help and more to come later on the big ordeal it was to get these balloons and get them in and out of the park. I think it was a little windy when we photogaphed Owen, and you know, you have to wait for a monorail to come by so that took a little bit of time. It was so much fun celebrating and documenting his year of being five. I’m so thankful for this sweet boy and the joy he brings to us everyday – it’s hard to believe he’s already five and a half.
I love all the details to this session – his Mickey magic band, his happy birthday button, all of his sweet facial expressions..it’s so him at five, and I love it.
Styled with Little Apple Styles
Vest and Shorts from Janie and Jack
Shoes from Target
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