Mariah’s birthday + feature

I had the privilege of photographing Mariah’s beautiful 10th birthday party a couple of weeks back. As I walked up to the house, I was immediately taken back to the birthday parties my Mom threw us as kids- balloons, cake, friends, sleepovers- it’s all so essential for a young girl’s party and so much fun.

Mariah is extra lucky. Her mom has party planning in her blood. I was blown away with all the decorations, the food, the timeline, and every little detail. It’s so easy to have low times at a party. You know, when all the kids have ants in their pants, they just finished the game you had planned, and now they’re ready for cake, but you’re still trying to clean up the mess they made.. Well, when Amber is one who planned the party, you don’t have any of that. ever. I mean, everything flowed flawlessly and the kids had permanent smiles on their faces. 

Amber has had the dream of having her own event planning business, and after all the rave reviews she has heard over the years, she has decided to give it a go. I couldn’t be happier for her, nor could I think of a better person for the job. You’ll see for yourself in the following images.

I tried to catch every pink and gold detail. Amber had made chocolate covered everything- pretzels, cookies, strawberries. She put together goodie bags filled with sweet and tasty popcorn. She even had custom sleeves around the water bottles. Everything was beautiful. It was as if I were looking at a Martha Stewart magazine in real life 🙂 I knew I’d be sharing Mariah’s party with you, so I was sure to taste everything, and it wasn’t just pretty to look at. It was all so delicious.

If you’re planning a party, and unsure if you should hire help- take my word and just do it! 😉 In most cases, when you’re the one throwing the party, you’re the one not enjoying it. It takes so much work and research to plan a party. Amber already has built relationships with entertainment companies, bakers, etc. Plus, she has an eye for what looks good.

Amber has already done a wide range of birthday parties, baby showers, wedding showers, school events, charity events.

For inquires email Amber at or call/text 517 301 0247

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  1. Amber May 6, 2015

    Kendra…..I’m absolutely blown away! Your writing is every bit as eloquent as your photos. I can’t thank you enough for being such a huge part of the special day. It has been incredible to have met you through the party. Here’s hoping we have the amazing oppertunity to work together for years to come! You have a very rare talent.

  2. Jim Wilbar May 7, 2015

    Ditto! Kendra, you’re a writer!

    • klavoyphoto May 8, 2015

      Thank you, Uncle Jim! That means so much to me. I hope all is well with you and Maria 🙂

  3. […] + In case you missed Amber’s session yesterday, you can find it here.   […]


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