Reason #1098 why I love my job: I get to capture the joy of families and friends celebrating milestones like first birthdays for incredibly adorable little humans who love ninja turtles. That's specific, I know, but it's also true.

This request to capture sweet little Sonimi's first birthday celebration was an exciting one for me because it's not something I get to do often. But I mean, with so much happiness on display, it's a lifestyle photographer's dream! The family tied in both Nigerian and American cuisine for the party with the help of [Agree Catering], and a ninja turtle theme that would make anyone squeal over the cuteness, thanks to Stephanie of Nams Parties 4 Kids.

This family and all their friends were so kind and loving - it was so evident how much Sonimi is loved.

Happy 1st birthday little man!