Avery Goes Bananas {birthday}

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Keep calm and go bananas.  That was the theme for Avery’s first birthday party.  Armed with a barrel of monkeys, a dessert table filled with monkey-related treats and enough family and friends to overflow a swimming pool and you got yourself one heckuva birthday party.  But even as the first guests arrived, Avery had other plans.  And they included taking a nap.  So while the birthday girl slept in Vicki’s arms, everyone else ate monkey bread and banana flavored taffy.

Avery is such an adorable little girl.  Bright eyes, light hair and devoted to her stuffed Donald Duck.  Although I think a monkey may have sneaked it’s way into her arms.  But from her beyond cute scoot-crawl to her admiration for playing grocery, she is quite the character.  So even though she wasn’t a big fan of strangers (me included), I was excited to spend a birthday with Avery and her lovely parents, Juliane and Jarrod – you two have quite the little lady.





Sneak Peek: Avery Turns One

Sneak Peek: Avery









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August 22, 2011 - 9:48 am

Rachel - These are great, Brooke!! Avery is a doll. I love that Julie did a monkey theme!

August 22, 2011 - 10:01 am

J. Smith - So cute! I feel better knowing that other people’s children are also not interested in smashing cakes….

August 22, 2011 - 11:46 am

Joan Nova - You take the best photos!

August 22, 2011 - 12:15 pm

Vicki - Awesome Pic’s of a Beautiful Girl!!!!!!

August 22, 2011 - 12:20 pm

Brooke - Her sorority girl was showing – she did a fabulous job on the theme and the kids had so much fun.

August 22, 2011 - 12:21 pm

Brooke - You know, I think the next time I am asked to photograph a birthday party, I’m going to recommend to a dry run with the cake smash. Because these babies just don’t know how to dive into something they’re unfamiliar with. At least Evangeline and Avery looked cute trying! :)

August 22, 2011 - 3:01 pm

Melissa - omg that monkey theme is adorable! and so is that baby! Great photos!

August 23, 2011 - 12:09 am

Corrie - You have a true gift when it comes to photographing children!

August 25, 2011 - 4:17 pm

katie o. - these photos are fabulous! you did such a great job as always. and this theme is adorable. love it!

August 29, 2011 - 3:41 pm

boogie - that cake is SOOOO CUTE!!!! wonderful pictures!

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