Yasmine's Special Day | Oceanside Family Photographer | Alicia Q. Photography

  A couple of weeks ago I got to share a very special birthday with one of my favorite clients.  Yasmine turned 4 years old and her mom made it a goal to throw the best Dora party ever-- even though mom is on the other side of the world serving our country.  You may remember Yasmine and this story from her previous session seen here.

I had a great time watching Yasmine jump in the bounce house, whack her pinata and tear open her birthday presents.  But I think the best part of the day was the Skpye calls from mom.  Every few minutes someone had her on the line and got to show her first-hand how the party was going.  Yasmine got to talk to her mom several times while I was there.  I was so happy to capture those calls on camera and I can bet when she looks back, Yasmine will remember those calls as the best birthday presents ever.

Here are a few fun shots from the party.  I can't wait until the next time I get to photograph this pretty little lady-- especially because when I was leaving she gave me a great big hug and said, "I'll miss you."  Yep, Yasmine totally melted my heart.  And how could she not with a face like this?

Flowers from dad, who is also serving overseas.

Skyping with mommy from Afghanistan!

Saying good-bye to grandma...