Monday, August 17, 2009

Camryn turns 2!

Wow…the year has flown by! It seems like only yesterday I was photographing Camryn taking her first bite of birthday cake and now she’s 2! She had a Dora fiesta which included delicious food from Carolina’s and even a piƱata.

Feliz CumpleaƱos Camryn!!

Sneaking some cake on the side. At 2 you use your fork instead of your fingers!

Camryn with her nanny Joommy

Monday, August 10, 2009

Nanny turns 100!!!

On Saturday I photographed the most important and touching birthday I will ever be a part of…Nanny turned 100! She is such an amazing woman and I’m so grateful to know her. Born in Germany in 1909, she was a premature baby weighing about a pound and a half. The midwife recommended that her father take her out back and drown her. He refused and instead, put her in a shoe box filled with cotton and placed her in the warming oven of the coal stove for an incubator and kept the lid open for circulation of the air. She fought through being a premie, horrible burns during a cooking accident and breast cancer. She is a true fighter and survivor.

The day started off for Nanny with a trip to the salon to get her hair done for the party. Everyone did a great job decorating the hall. There was a slideshow of photos of Nanny throughout the years set to German music that brought her to tears. Her friends back in Germany supplied 100 red roses that were simply beautiful. The room was filled with friends and family from all over…oh yeah…and a cameraman from AZ 3 TV. I thought it would be a great story to share with people. Nanny was a little shocked when they arrived but she did a wonderful job. Her secret to living a long happy life…family. She’s a mother, grandmother, great grandmother and great great grandmother so she has plenty of that!

Her cake was made by her Granddaughter Cheri and her 2 daughters.

Nanny in tears when she realized what song was playing.

Being interviewed by Channel 3.

Nanny with one of her Great Great Grandsons.

Violet "Nanny" Hamman

Nanny with all of her Grandchildren.

Sunday, August 2, 2009

Rebekah turns 2!

On Saturday I photographed Rebekah's 2nd birthday party. Her parents cleared out the family room, brought in kids tables, chairs and had the folks from Abrakadoodle on-site for an art party. All the kids had a great time!

Their 12 week old English Mastiff puppy Authur. He's so adorable!!!