What is one thing you find beautiful about being a mother?
I love the smile I can bring to my kids face by just being me. He makes it a joy to be a mom.
How has being a mother to your birthday boy/girl changed you as a woman?
Quinn is a daily reminder that life flies by and I need to cherish every waking moment.
What advice do you wish you give a new mom about the first year?
Don’t stress about the little things, enjoy the present as much as you can.
Tell us a little about your birthday boy?
Quinn creates a laughter and love in me that I didn’t know was possible. He is a hilarious kid and doesn’t know it yet which makes it that much more special. He is always on the move and keeps everyone on their toes.
What was the theme and inspiration for your party?
The party theme was circus inspired and Quinn was the ring leader.
What are some of your must have items for a party?
Our family is big on desserts. Everyone always wants to bake something yummy so we end up with a million at any party!
Were there any vendors involved in the party ( i.e. cake, invitations, decor, entertainment)?
Brickhouse Banners by Nora Brickley made some amazing signs and decor.
Cakestand Bakery in Voorhees, NJ provided our smash cake.
And one thing you wish you had added to the party?
There is nothing that I wouldn’t have included but I wish we had more party games for the adults.
Words a bout your photographer?
Ashley LaBonde Wide Eyed Studios Our photographer is great at capturing the essence of each person she photographs. She has an amazing ability to read people and make them feel comfortable and laugh in front of the camera. She can also be completely invisible and catch the most intimate moments without you even realizing she is around. She has been with us from the beginning at our engagement shoot and followed us through the years to announcing our second child. Ashley is a great friend and a superb photographer. We love her to pieces.
Based in Philadelphia but always ready to travel, Ashley LaBonde is up for anything, interested in everything, and willing to break a sweat to ensure what you love is documented extraordinarily. She specializes in life events and visual storytelling; vibrant, honest images with emotional impact.
Photographer: Wide Eyed Studios//