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A Quarantine 5th Birthday Party

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I’m obsessed with stories of family, creativity, and simple joys.  A nostalgia nerd, educator, wife, and mom of 3, I believe life’s most fun when you’re dreaming big and having kitchen dance parties. 

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Despite the fact that they weren’t able to have friends and family overdue to Covid-19, this family decided to make the most of it and go big anyway for their little girl’s 5th birthday.

After jumping in the bounce house til the sun went down, the family headed inside to video chat extended family, make her favorite dinner— Cincinnati Chili — and decorate the homemade birthday cake. They shared tender moments and traditions as the day came to an end: sweet hugs, cuddling on the couch, and bedtime stories with the same Dr. Suess book they read every year on this day.

When we sent over their slideshow and gallery, this was mom’s response:

“Leah. Tears literally are streaming down my face.

This. There are absolutely no words. Thank you. Those are amazing. Each one. I’m so happy we did that here and really captured such a special day in our home”

What a joy to tell the story of this special quarentine birthday party, the beautiful glimpses in the midst of a tough year, and the moments that build a foundation of family and love as this little lady grows.

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Hi, I'm Leah.
Family photographer and educator.

I am endlessly curious. I’m not afraid to make a fool of myself and love a good kitchen dance party. My kids inspire and delight me daily. My superpower is seeing magic in the mundane and thinking way too deeply about it. I’ll talk your ear off about business, purpose, and the ways art can fuel both. I believe the best way to care for people is to really see them. Every man in my life taught me that strength starts with black coffee and every woman showed me that you can be both sweet and spicy. 

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