Last summer we had a former bride, Beth, asked us to film her son’s first birthday party. We thought that sounded like a fun little shoot but I didn’t realize how much I was going to fall in love with these little projects until I put Wesley’s birthday highlight together. Jon and I are not parents, but I so loved that simple little video (I still watch it once in a while when I’m having a bad day). I can only imagine how much more precious it was to our bride and groom.
So I was so excited when Beth’s family photography, Kendra Trevino, called us about doing Mylee’s third birthday party. The theme was Dora and Kendra really went all out for this party. Not only were there Dora decorations everywhere, there were also so many pictures of Mylee – from her first days in the hospital nursery to a recent shoot she had done especially for her birthday. Outside there was a huge, bounce castle, as well as face-painting and plenty of fun fiesta goodies.
Mylee was so excited to find out Dora visited her party, but . . . I think ‘real-life’ Dora was a little taller and a little more intimidating than she seems on tv. I don’t think she was quite ready the jump into Dora’s arms and be best friends with her just yet. Mylee kindly allowed Dora into the party but she kept at least one eye on her at all times, making sure she wasn’t going try anything.
So glad we could be a part of this day. I think the idea of two videographers (as well as a photographer) running around an at home birthday party seemed a little peculiar to the guests at first but I think they will really enjoy this fun memory celebrating Mylee 🙂