I can't believe my baby boy is 2! I'm filled with mixed mommy emotions. Part of me is so sad to see the little baby fading away (although, the chubby cheeks haven't gone anywhere), and part of me is excited to finally be able to interact more with him, take him places like amusement parks and museums, and carry on little conversations with the little person I created. Motherhood truly is such a powerful thing. Everyone tells you it changes you, but until you experience it yourself, you don't fully understand just how much.
Vinny's 2nd birthday party was Mickey Mouse Clubhouse themed, so I wanted his pictures to reflect that. I also wanted to capture him playing with his three favorite things at the moment; Mickey, trains, and books. Someday I will look back on his annual birthday pictures and be able to remember exactly what he was into. I encourage all parents to bring a few items with them for their toddler's birthday pictures, whether it be to make them smile or simply just for them to hold, it'll be a good token to jog your memory when looking through the pictures many years from now.
In my photography experience so far, I can surely say that 2-year-olds are the most challenging subjects! When they're younger than two, they're a little easier to pose, when they're older than two, they start to understand and follow directions (to an extent), but when they're wild and crazy two, you just have to keep snappin' away and hope for a smile. Luckily, being that Vin is my own, I had an idea of what songs and antics make him laugh.
He's my little buddy, and I'm so happy to have these sweet shots of him.
Happy 2nd Birthday, Vinny! I love you more than you'll ever know!