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February 9, 2011

When I found out that I was going to be taking Jackson’s 4 year old pictures for his birthday party I was SO excited!! You may remember Jackson’s little brother Emerson from the cake smash session that we did in November.

Since I met Jessica from Modern Moments, we have become such great friends! We have so much in common, and we work extremely well together. She has amazing style and puts things together like I only wish I could! I just can’t say enough good things about her and her family. I think if I could describe her in a few words I would choose: stylish, outgoing, charismatic, fun, upbeat, extremely talented and am amazing mother. But if I had my choice, I’m sure I could write much, MUCH more about how super-duper-awesome she is.

Jackson is one of the sweetest, funniest, most adorable little 4 year olds I have ever met. He has such a sweet personality, and he is very outgoing. He’s got a lot of energy, and is pretty fearless. I had such a fun time photographing him as the little Rockstar that he is!
Jackson is having a Rockstar themed birthday party, and I knew that Jessica would have something awesome up her sleeve for his shoot. Of course, she didn’t disappoint (she never does!), and Jackson showed up wearing hot pink, a leather jacket, worn out jeans, and of course, a faux hawk! He also had an awesome guitar en tote, which he played for me- you should be jealous, he’s really good!!! We shot in downtown Portland, in the Pearl. It was a good mix of urban and industrial, which is what Jessica had envisioned for his photos.

Enough blabbing, check out this sweet little guy!

He has such a great personality!

Thanks for being such an awesome Rockstar, Jackson! I am in love with your photos!

Jessica got to work right away on the birthday invitations! You may remember the adorable invitations that she made for Emerson’s birthday, she is seriously talented!
Check out the super cool tri-fold invites she made for Jackson’s party. I am in love with how she wrote “Send fan mail to:” in the return address spot!! (Sorry about the weird lighting on the invitation pics, it was REALLY dark out, and I didn’t edit them that much)

She even included a CD with some of Jackson’s favorite music in some of the invites! I think with his adorable face, and her incredible design skills, this will be one party that her invitees won’t want to miss!! I wish I could attend, but I’ll be away this weekend with my lovely boys for a surprise mini-vacation.

I can’t wait to see how the party turns out, I have no doubts that it will be fantastic!!!

Jessica, you are seriously a Godsend!!! I am so so sooo glad to have met you, and I am VERY excited to work on more fun projects together in the future! I think we are creative soulmates!!

Oh, and Jackson, YOU ROCK!!! (He wants to marry me, hehe, I adore him!)