Monday, August 13, 2012

Birthday Girl (Sunday Snapshot)

{Grace and friends celebrating her 10th} 

Birthday party 2

I've been a mom for a very long time and I always try to make each of my children's birthday celebrations special. They have input about what they'd like to have for a party.
Some years the parties are family ones, some years they celebrate with friends.
Most of the time if the request is reasonable we can find a way to do it.

Grace's Party Storyboard 1

Grace (my little artist) loves to draw, paint and create. 
When she mentioned she'd like to have a party where she and her friends could get together and make something, I had the perfect place in mind... 

Birthday party 1

Located in Middleton, WI....Confectionique is a French inspired vintage craft market that sells the most beautiful things. One of the owners, Jessica(in the photos) teaches all kinds of classes.
May I add that Jessica is as sweet as a person can possibly be. 

Grace's Party Storyboard 2

The girls made little pink and white cakes out of Sculpey clay that they cut and rolled out that eventually were decorated and baked.

Birthday party 4

And of course they had to celebrate with cupcakes all around!

Grace's Party Storyboard 3 
This was a treat for me because I thoroughly enjoyed myself just watching the girls interact, create and help my daughter celebrate her special day. I loved capturing Grace and her friends and some of the details of this adorable shop. 

The first image was taken with my Nikon d700.

35mm 1.4 lens
ISO 800
1/160 sec.

All were quickly edited in Photoshop with Florabella's
Classic Workflow actions. I used Classic Color,
with Ivory Boost and 1968.
Ni Hao Yall

12 kind words:

Chasing Dreams Photography said...

Oh my gosh what a cool place to have a party!!! I would of been in heaven!!! Love the pictures of the girls...they look like they are having so much fun!!!!

Kim said...

SOooooo Sooooo cute.. love it.. very fun..
Great photos..
have a great week..

Debbie said...

Looks like such a special day! Happy Birthday, Grace.

Number 6 and no more counting! said...

um, I want my party there!

Beautiful all of it! The girls are so sweet!

Lovely day that I am sure Miss Grace won't forget!

You are a thoughtful Mom!


RamblingMother said...

Happy Birthday! Looks like a great party.

Sharon Ankerich said...

Happy birthday to your beautiful girl on her special day!!! LOVE the venue... so you and perfect for Grace!!! Blessings and love! XOXO

Stefanie said...

Oh, Gail... what a fun (and BEAUTIFUL) way to celebrate a birthday!!
LOVE these pictures, Grace looks so very happy :)

Courtney said...

What a fun party! Looks like the girls had a fantastic time.

Jboo said...

Such a great party -- looks like all the girls had so much fun. Love crafty stuff!!

Gina @ Gigi Marie Photography said...

What a great party! Looks like so much fun. Oh how I wish we were closer- our girls would have so much fun together.

Jodee said...

Great party place! It looks like the girls had a blast! Cute pictures! Happy birthday to your sweet gal!

Love Letters To China said...

That was one very fun filled day of celebrating. Even my little one had a blast playing with his clay. Now Nat wants to have a similar party here when she turns 10.

Miss you guys. Hope you have a fabulous end to the summer. My kiddos start school tomorrow. I'm so ready. ;-)


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