(blurred out our address, but you get the idea)
i’m learning how to be better at designing with words. this was my first attempt at working really hard with an invitation. i realize now the front banner is too small…i just have an issue with words taking over my baby’s picture!!! 🙂
remember his from a year ago?
he really has turned into a little man!
all my family that received an invite has called or texted about how cute caleb looks in that tie.
truth is, he hated it.
which is funny because he LOVES wearing necklaces and medals. the kid, at some point or another in the day, usually has something around his neck.
originally i had wanted to get him all dressed up in suspenders and tie and fedora (who am i kidding? i would never put that much work into dressing my kid! lol) but didn’t have time to get those things so i thought, ‘well, at least he’ll enjoy the tie’.
we practiced at home. he would wear it for 1.4 seconds then yank it off (or try and then get frustrated). so we let him take it off, trying to coax him into wearing it a little longer. this went on for 20 minutes.
finally, he wasn’t hysterical so we headed out to our spot and took some chocolates with us.
here’s how it went:
1. position caleb
2. put on tie
3. tear off tie
4. give chocolate
5. position caleb
6. put on tie
7. tear off tie
and on and on and on
for about 10 minutes.
FINALLY he left it on and i got 5.6 seconds of him just standing there, looking straight at me.
so that’s the shot i got for his invite. the only vertical shot that would work for the invite in my head. thank you, Lord!
here are some outtakes…
poor kid, tortured during every birthday photo shoot…
hopefully he’ll have more fun celebrating than preparing. 🙂