First Birthday Cake Smash at the Beach

Ladybug 1st Birthday Cake Smash at Alki Beach - Happy Seattle Family Photography

I feel like I'm on a winning streak! Every family that I'm photographing these days I happy! The HAPPY Film company is 3.5 years old and we've photographed and made videos for over 800 families in Seattle. Some of these families have been kinda grumpy (sad face) and some have been camera shy (keep coming - we'll get over it together) and some have been awkward (keep coming and we'll keep laughing about it) and some have been bubbly explosions of joy. Everybody is welcome here. I like to assume that if you're hiring the HAPPY Film Company then you want to be happy - you either feel it already and you want to capture it OR you need a boost of happiness and you hope a playful family photography session will help lift the mood! Either way, I would love to photograph you BUT PLEASE come to the Happy Film Company only if you want happiness. Cuz let's be honest for a's a total drain and tough work day for me to spend time trying to take happy photos when a family is grumpy, bossing their kids around, kids are whining and spoiled, or dad just feels like he's rather be anywhere else. I do my absolute best to help these families have a good time but the kind of photography I offer is a two way street. When families bring positive vibes, I LOVE my job and I'm actually excited to go 'to work' with my camera.

The Colburn family is one of these amazing families that I look forward to seeing multiple times each year. After a handful of shoots, we've become friends and I get to celebrate with them as their kids grow up. This time I got to crawl on the beach with the Colburns, collecting crab shells, wishing rocks and totally annihilating a ladybug cake for Emy's 1st birthday cake smash! Oh and grandma & grandpa always join us for these shoots - such a nice way to include the whole family! It's a beautiful relationship and I hope with all my heart that the photos I create for them fill their home with positivity that keeps them smiling year round. Thank you once again Colburn family for another beautiful shoot. See you soon!

Past Colburn Family Photo Shoots:
Colburn Family's Birthday Cake Smash - Seattle Family Photography - the Happy Film Company
Colburn Family's Forest Walk - Seattle Family Photographer - the Happy Film Company

If your family needs and wants more happiness, I'd love to work with you. Send me an email with questions ( or BOOK YOUR SHOOT ONLINE.

Photographer: Chamonix
Location: Alki Beach (Near Salty's in West Seattle)
Adventure: First Birthday Cake Smash at the Beach