Tatum’s 8th Birthday Party | Portland Kids Photography

I have a confession to make.  I have a fear of being around a group of kids.  I sometimes see them collectively as this big cloud of destruction.  Their arms are constantly flinging in the air, they shout and shriek when excited, they bounce around unpredictably like a pinball, and they all inevitably become sticky…but, all in a wonderful way.  Kids play fearlessly, laugh unrestrained, find joy in the smallest things, and value friendship.  I want to be sucked into their carefree world, except, of course, getting Bieber fever.  I focused on these aspects of childhood while photographing Tatum’s pajamas-required birtday party.  The girls’ sunniness, slightly heightened by sugar, sure was contagious.  Thanks girls for reminding me how to have fun!