|The birthday girl made neon the dress code|
I've photographed plenty of birthday parties that used some variety of "happy birthday" backdrop for portraits. It always sounds like a great idea to parents — who usually find out about 15 minutes into the evening that the kids don't think it's that cool.
This party was one of the few, though.
|Center of attention: the lovely Miss Anya dances through her backyard party|
Anya and her friends are either very close, or very secure, or maybe both. She and I had to work the backdrop all afternoon and all night, as party people came and went, and it never seemed to get old. Kids dragged out of the back-patio-dance-floor to pose for a second or third time.
|Open all night: some guests wanted multiple appearances with Anya and the backdrop|