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the shah family | a langhorne lifestyle session

There's nothing better than working with clients who are also friends who are also family who also just let you do your thing while they do theirs. We love these guys dearly, and it was such a treat for me to be invited back into their home to capture a little slice of their life right now. 

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Welcome to the world, sweet girl - working with you & your lovely family in your beautiful home was a dream!

four (chester county family photographer)

parikha mehta - chester county family photographer

 My first cookie just turned four, and we celebrated with many of his favorite things: friends, hayrides, cake and make-your-own "Sunday ice creams". It was one of those days where he ate sugar from sun-up til sun-down and, though I knew we'd pay for it dearly later, I felt like he deserved the chance to do it (I believe the closest thing he had to fruit that day was a strawberry Skittle). He clearly had a blast, at least until it dawned on him that, even on your birthday, you eventually still have to go to bed.

  It's always a challenge for me to try to document these types of events for my kids; I'm constantly torn between capturing the moment or being in it. So if it seems like this set has a few holes in the story, well, you may be right, but I'm OK with it. Thanks to my husband's insistence, I've realized that I don't just want the kids to look back and say "Mommy took really nice pictures of my birthday", but also "I remember that Mommy made me a race car cake, and she got muddy with me in the pumpkin patch, and then she held me like a very loving crazy person because she was paranoid I'd catch on fire when I went to blow out my candles." (To be clear, it's not that I actually *want* them to liken me to a crazy person - I'm just being realistic.)

 

Happy fourth birthday, my sweet boy; I can't wait to see what amazing things this next year holds for you!! xo

 

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The day my baby turned one: it started with watching the Ting Tings sing the birthday song on Yo Gabba Gabba at the crack of dawn, and ended with everybody collapsing from exhaustion and too much sugar at the end of the evening. Exactly how a birthday should be. A huge thank-you to the wonderful family & friends who came out to celebrate with us, and extra hugs to those who pitched in to make the day possible at all, in spite of the last-minute venue change and my persistent tendency to go Pinterest-crazy over silly details. This little guy sure is lucky to be surrounded by so much love. We all are.