April 30, 2018
Is there any excitement that rivals a first birthday? Especially for parents who have survived the newborn haze, teething, sleep regressions, crawling, baby-proofing…whew! Making it to the one-year mark is cause for EVERYONE to celebrate! I’m so lucky (and honored!) to be included in the festivities as a family photographer. I’ve known Baylee’s mama, Jessica, for years – we used to work together – so freezing this short moment in her daughter’s life was such a joy!
This one is full of spunk! She is a precious little chatterbox who doesn’t let anyone forget that she is the boss! This session took place in my studio on her actual first birthday, and we couldn’t stop talking about how much she has grown in the last year. I’ve had the privilege of photographing this sassy girl in my studio every 3 months since she was born, and her first birthday session was definitely bittersweet for her mama and me. I get so attached to my families, and absolutely adore watching babies turn into toddlers – watching them grow and change so quickly is exciting but a teeny tiny bit sad!
Oh. My. Goodness. She had us in stitches during her entire session. She is such a ham! She loves the camera, and the camera obviously loves her – I mean, look at those eyes!
I love cake smash sessions – there’s seriously nothing more fun than watching the joy of a child’s face as they demolish a birthday cake for the first time! But I think I might have a new favorite…post-cake baths! The splashing, bubble-filled tub filled with sweet baby goodness – I can’t even handle it.
Happy birthday, to you, sweet Baylee! The world is a brighter place with you in it!