This last Sunday, I attended a birthday party for my friend, Shirley’s 30th Birthday and a belated birthday celebration for her baby Declan. There were a lot of babies and kids around at the poolside party.
As the designated photographer for the day, I snapped loads of pictures. I got to play with a lot of the babies in many attempts to make them smile, laugh and not cry when I attempt to snap pictures.
I like kids. But I just wouldn’t hold a baby. I have NEVER held a baby before and don’t intend to try. I’m afraid I will hurt the baby or *gasp* drop them.
A lot of my friends make fun of me and occasionally try to chase me around to hold their baby. I am TERRIFIED of holding a baby. Yes.
At the party, playing with them while they’re stumbling, walking around, in their mommy’s arms, in their strollers, etc – are all fun.
Check out these pictures of cute babies at the party.
Birthday boy, Declan looking like a “Tai Koh” on his belated celebration.
Playing in the pool with daddy.
Playing with wooden blocks, which was one of his presents that day.
Here are more pictures of the other babies at the party.
There are also slightly older kids at the party…
She was such an adorable little thing.
Jade, playing in the pool. But couldn’t resist playing with the bubbles the other kids were blowing.
As much as I love photographing the kids, I have the softest spot for my own baby – my little Oscar boy. My Mini Schnauzer. You can “LIKE” his Facebook page here.
He was all wet from being placed in the pool (against his will) by his daddy. Yeah – wet doggie.
Cuddling up to his daddy by the pool.
Oscar was causing quite a bit of havoc. Eating off people’s plates, begging for food and scraps with his puppy eyes and barking unnecessarily, causing a bit of chain reaction to babies crying.
Then, I got a chance to snap some pictures of him interacting (nicely) with the babies.
“Hey. What’s up?”
It was an awesome Sunday celebration by the pool. It did rain (more like drizzle) a little on and off that afternoon, but everyone had fun. Children and adults alike.
Thanks, Shirley for organising such an awesome celebration. Mostly, trusting me (the amateur, hobbyist photographer) to snap pictures for such an important day.
For the rest of you – what do you think of my photography skills? Any tips?