Chicagoland Photographer | Happy Golden Birthday, Danielle!
Today is a very special day. It's Danielle's 18th birthday! And since it's December 18th today, it's her golden birthday! How cool is that?
Turning 18 is a much anticipated event in any teenagers life. Finally you get to vote, buy lottery tickets (optional), get a tattoo (not saying you should), go to a club (not saying you should), drive (in Germany you can drive once 18 but not before that) or sign contracts.
Danielle is one of my 2018 CHC Brand Models and had told me about her idea to do a photo shoot a while back. I am so thrilled we were able to fit it into our busy schedules because I love all the pictures. How fun to look back on one day! Of course the day we picked was freezing cold but we pretended it wasn't so.
My intern Shannon joined us for a little while and got some cute shots as well. Danielle brought a few props but the cutest was her beloved doggie, her boxer Roxy Anna.
We shot at the Fairground, by the square, in Danielle's neighborhood and mine. We were freezing but laughing the whole time. I remembered my fur coat and thought it'd go great with her outfit and the season.
The giant balloons were a bit of a challenge on this windy day. We wanted to make sure it says 1 8 and not 8 1 ... ha ha! We also had fun with the gold glitter ... the bag later spilled in my car and I think it'll be finding gold specks during all of 2018! Danielle also baked her own cupcakes, baking is one of her favorite things to do.
Danielle, welcome to the world of adulthood! But remember in your parent's eyes you'll always be their baby ...
I wish you a life full of adventures - don't loose your inner child and always stay true to who you are!
Hope you are having a wonderful birthday and thank you for letting me capture this special time in your life. Happy Birthday and sparkle on!!!
Carmen | CHC-Photography, Inc.