This was definitely one amazing birthday party, and I am glad I got to be the one to photograph it. Shane who turned 5 is one lucky birthday boy. From a magician, to an illustration, to the very talented caricature the entertainment was endless. The kids were having so much fun, it was a photographers dream to be there. Events are usually fun but after some time you end up taking pictures of the same people and the same things, but with this event I didn’t know where to go first. So much fun all around, and let me not forget the face painter and the awesome light up balloons that were being made by yet another entertainer. The small details of the decor was a lot of fun to take pictures of as well. The best part was the cool pink/red lighting that gave the day time event a party feel to it. I used my 70-200 lens to capture the event and sometimes switched to my 85 for closeups to get a nice color edge to the shots. The venue was so beautiful inside and out, so of course we had to take some outdoor pictures as well at the beautiful Marigold Banquet in Somerset. I want to end with one quick tip, no matter how much of a run around it is always take a group picture of as many kids as you can gather at an event. The mom was so excited for that shot when I mentioned it, after all it is a kids birthday party! That will be the one shot Shane will want to look back to when he gets older.