It’s uncommon to find me at a personal event with my camera. Even though I love taking pictures, there are those times where I like to sit back and just be a guest. When people see me with my camera they tend to ask for one or two family photos and pretty soon I am giving out mini sessions left and right and missing out on all the delicious food and inside jokes. Thankfully, my friends and family have been really understanding about this situation and they are just as satisfied with cell phone quality pictures at their miscellaneous get togethers. However, my sweet little Ellie was celebrating her first birthday and her mama really wanted the day to be captured. It was such a relaxed Sunday filled with good friends, good weather, good food, and the cutest one year old that we all ever did see. So although I usually “forget” my camera at home for every birthday and holiday party, I was happy to have it attached at my hip for this memorable event. Happy belated birthday Ellie!