Category Archives: birthdays


Blake’s one-year-old photos | Youngstown, Ohio

one year old photos | Youngstown, Ohio | Dr. Z Photography

I know I say this all the time, but I’ll say it again.

I absolutely love new clients. I’m excited and honored that people choose Dr. Z Photography and trust me with capturing their memories, and I’m always grateful for that trust.

But you know what? I super-duper puffy-heart rainbows-and-unicorns LOVE my repeat clients. Like, seriously, this much.

So I was thrilled last year when I got to meet Blake’s family and take his newborn photos. What a tiny, sweet little peanut he was!

newborn photos - youngstown, ohio

And then I was super thrilled and happy when I got to see sweet Blake again for Mother’s Day mini photos.

Mother's Day mini photo sessions | Dr. Z Photography | Youngstown, Ohio

So I think you can only imagine how psyched I was to get to do Blake’s one-year-old photo session. In his shiny red car, no less!

one year old photos | Youngstown, Ohio | Dr. Z Photography

 

 

Seriously, look at that gorgeous face.

one year old photos | Youngstown, Ohio | Dr. Z Photography

 

There’s no doubt that this is one loved little boy. 🙂

one year old photos | Youngstown, Ohio | Dr. Z Photography

He’s also got a lot going on, as you can see.

one year old photos | Youngstown, Ohio | Dr. Z Photography

 

We had to do a photo with his newborn picture to show how much he’s grown in a year!

 

one year old photos | Youngstown, Ohio | Dr. Z Photography

Happy birthday, Blake! I hope you got a million kisses (and something more delicious than this “N”) for your birthday! Can’t wait to see you again!
one year old photos | Youngstown, Ohio | Dr. Z Photography

Nora’s birthday party (with petting zoo!) | Dr. Z Photography | Youngstown, OH

child's birthday party with petting zoo - Dr. Z Photography - Youngstown, Ohio

I don’t know how it happened, but I’ve been lucky enough to have all of the most awesome, adorable, and FUN clients. If you’ve been around my Facebook page at all, you’ve seen this for yourself–my clients are just flat-out awesome and creative (and they make beautiful children). So you know I was thrilled when one of my super-awesome-creative clients asked me to photograph her daughter’s 6th birthday party…with a petting zoo! Yep, thats right: my first photo session that included a hedgehog (and alpacas, and goats…). Too much fun!

Goat

Oh, hi.

Check out the birthday girl and her awesome pony-riding skills!

 

child's birthday party  with petting zoo - Dr. Z Photography - Youngstown, Ohio

Of course her guests were also wonderful, and I was pretty much the happiest person there with this many cute kids to photograph!

 

child's birthday party  with petting zoo - Dr. Z Photography - Youngstown, Ohio

child's birthday party  with petting zoo - Dr. Z Photography - Youngstown, Ohio

Thanks for letting me share your fun day!

child's birthday party  with petting zoo - Dr. Z Photography - Youngstown, Ohio

Layla’s first birthday cake smash! | Youngstown, Ohio one-year-old photos

First birthday - one year old photos | Dr. Z Photography | Youngstown, Ohio

One of my favorite things about this job is when clients become friends. Two years ago, I did a photo session with this gorgeous girl for her first birthday:

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I’ve been lucky enough to photograph her beautiful family (including her new little sister, Layla!) a number of times since then, including Layla’s baptism last winter. So you can imagine how excited I was to get to take Layla’s first birthday photos too….especially when I found out about all the props her mama had prepared! So. Much. Fun. 🙂

Seriously, I am the happiest person in the world when I get to photograph this:

First birthday - one year old photos | Dr. Z Photography | Youngstown, Ohio

Could this little girl be any cuter?!?

First birthday - one year old photos | Dr. Z Photography | Youngstown, Ohio

Gorgeous! And as if this photo shoot wasn’t already fun enough…bring out the cake!

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Holy cute overload. Layla loved her cake (and so did her big sister!)

This shoot was so fun that I seriously did not want it to end. I could do this kind of thing all. day.

First birthday - one year old photos | Dr. Z Photography | Youngstown, Ohio

Happy (almost) first birthday, sweet girl! Thanks for giving me some smiles despite the heat and all those new teeth coming in. 🙂

First birthday - one year old photos | Dr. Z Photography | Youngstown, Ohio

Helen’s 90th birthday party! | Dr. Z Photography | Northeastern OH/Western PA

This weekend I had the pleasure of photographing a 90th birthday party for a wonderful woman. I didn’t know Helen before this event, but I know that her children, grandchildren, great-grandchildren, and even her ex-daughter-in-law think that she is an amazing person, and I saw the all the love coming her way at this party. It was an honor to get to photograph such a lovely birthday party!

90th birthday party at Rolling Hills Golf Course, Pulaski, PA | Dr. Z Photography | Youngstown, OH

90th birthday party at Rolling Hills Golf Course, Pulaski, PA | Dr. Z Photography | Youngstown, OH

Love this series of Helen doing “Pay the rent/But I can’t pay the rent!”

90th birthday party at Rolling Hills Golf Course, Pulaski, PA | Dr. Z Photography | Youngstown, OH

Congratulations on your 90th birthday, Helen, and wishing you many, many more!

90th birthday party at Rolling Hills Golf Course, Pulaski, PA | Dr. Z Photography | Youngstown, OH

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