This fun shoot took place at Ellie’s 1st birthday festivities at her home in Wellesley (her parents are another set of high school sweethearts I grew up with!). It was an ideal, crisp Fall day for the backyard barn-themed party that featured an abundance of home-baked goods (ie. cider donuts, cupcakes, brownies, pies, layered crepe cake, sugar cookies in the shapes of “E”s, stars, and “1”s), as well as gorgeous serving platters filled with sliced meats, cheeses, and sandwiches. A big guest list arrived, including both sets of grandparents, baby-friends (and boyfriend), as well as a group of the parents friends from high school (like Lindsey and Chris’s wedding, this event was a bit of a reunion for me). Ellie was happy the whole time, socializing with adults and babies with ease – a trait I have no doubt she received from her mom. It was a perfect birthday party – one, I think, that should be in a magazine. Enjoy!