Sunday, October 17

Baby Shower Photography | Deland Florida Maternity Photographer

Most people consider professional wedding photography for their "big" day when they get married, but what about the other events in their lives that would be great to have pictures of for the future? Event photography doesn't have to be limited to just weddings. What about other once in a lifetime events like special birthdays (when baby turns one or the "sweet 16," for instance), bar and bat mitzvahs, quintaras, the birth of your baby, wedding showers, engagement parties, bachelorette parties, or baby showers! These special events in your life deserve special documentation too.

Often friends and relatives will be on hand with camera to take pictures at these events, which is great, but that also takes away from the time they spend interacting with each other, and many times, while they take wonderful shots of the guests, guests of honor, etc., they may forget to document those little "detail shots" that really helped set the mood for the event.

Things like the decorations that were carefully picked out and put up by the friends and family hosting the event, or that special cake that everyone couldn't stop talking about, or the beautiful gift table that was set up in the corner, may get overlooked by a guest photographer at the party. A professional photographer, who knows what to look for, can make sure that these type of detail shots are not forgotten. Generally you will remember the guests at your party, as they continue to be a part of your life forever, but those small details of the day may fade from your memory as time goes by!

Yesterday I had the pleasure of being a both a guest, and guest photographer, at a beautiful baby shower. I must say, it was one of the nicest baby showers I have ever attended. Lisa is lucky to have such great friends and family to support her, as she and her husband prepare for the birth of their first child. If you have followed my blog, you know that I have been documenting Lisa's pregnancy, in photographs, as it progresses. I shot her photos at 17 weeks, and then again at 27 weeks. I am looking forward to another session with her, before her sweet bundle of joy arrives, just before Christmas.

As you entered the reception hall, you had no doubt you were going to a baby shower...blue (yes, it's a boy) balloons greeted you at the entrance doors.

Baby Shower Balloon

Upon entering and looking around the room, you could see the love and devotion that was put into planning the party for her and making it a day to remember. Her friends and family took such great care in putting everything together to make it a perfect baby shower for the new mommy! The decorations were adorable, with little edible baby feet candy sprinkled on the tables, and yummy (as in edible!) party favors everywhere. Streamers and baby feet hung from the ceiling.

Baby Shower Decorations

Baby Shower Decorations

Baby Shower Decorations

Baby Shower Decorations

Baby Shower Decorations

Baby Shower Decorations

There was a food "spread" set out like no other I have seen at a baby shower. There was no way anyone was walking away hungry!

Sandwiches on Food Table
Straweberries and Kiwi

Pears

Grapes in a Watermellon Boat

The chocolate fountain was a big hit. As were the baby blue, white chocolate covered marshmallows! They were delicious...yummmm.

Chocolate Fountain

And, the cake, which was absolutely the best baby shower cake I have ever seen, was a hit of the shower! I admit, I may be a little biased, as my little sister, who is a good friend of Lisa's, is the one who made this beautiful masterpiece! No, on second thought, I'm not biased at all, because everyone else had the same reaction as me to the cake!

Baby Shower Cake

Baby Shower Cake

The cake was topped with this cute little fellow, complete with his very own blue icing baby blanket!

Baby Shower Cake Topper

Of course, no baby shower is complete without the games, which included "baby shower bingo" and the infamous, "don't say the "b" word" (as in baby!) or you will lose your necklace!

Baby Shower Necklace Game

Baby Shower Bingo Game

The mommy was designated as the guest of honor by her blue ribbon!

Baby Shower Blue Ribbon

And she looked beautiful , as always!

Baby Shower Blue Ribbon

The gift table was filled with the cutest packages, bags, and diaper cakes...

Baby Shower Gifts

Baby Shower Diaper Cake

Baby Shower Gifts

Baby Shower Gifts

Baby Shower Diaper Cake

...and a start to the baby's library!

Baby Books

Everyone seemed to have a great time.

Baby Shower Guests

Baby Shower Guests

Baby Shower Guests

Baby Shower Guests

Baby Shower Guests

Baby Shower Guests

Congratulations, Lisa and Derek, on your first baby! :)

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I am a portrait and fine art photographer, servicing the Central Florida area. I have had a love of photography for as long as I can remember. Having spent 15+ years of my adult life as a graphic designer, I knew I had a creative mind and a visual eye for things. While design was my forte, I always carried a camera everywhere, and somehow was the "designated photographer" at just about every event I attended. But, it wasn't until I picked up my first "real camera," a Nikon DSLR, in 2008, that I really knew photography was what I was meant to do with my life! I photographed everything in sight, after getting that camera. But, I knew early on that I was meant to photograph people. I just genuinely love faces! All faces. I could look at faces all day long. Faces are just beautiful to me. Doesn't matter the age, the color, the shape or the size. I find nothing more fascinating then faces.
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