Max was so cute for his session, and I love the birthday theme of Curious George! He was so pleasant showing off his adorable teeth with his warm smile. It was fun to work with him! Have a happy birthday, little guy!
Rubber Duckie, you’re the ONE!
The very first time I heard my sweet baby Dominic laugh, he was in the tub laughing at a rubber duck. From that moment on, if we ever needed him to smile for a picture or quit moving so we can change him, we’d quack at him. He finds it hilarious! This led me to plan a “Rubber Duckie” themed first birthday party for him, which I also incorporated into his pictures.
I can’t believe my little big guy is one. Although his first year flew by (second child, right!?), it still hits me hard to know he is graduating from many of the “baby” things, and becoming a curious, head-strong, but oh-so-smiley toddler. He remains extremely easy-going (except when he’s being held still or getting his face wiped), and loves to smile. I mean, this kid smiles at everyone he meets with those 8 adorable chompers. He is such a blessing, and I thank the Lord every day for answering our prayers and giving him to us.
Happy 1st Birthday, Dom! Love you beyond measure!
I first met Ella when she was still in her mommy’s tummy. It has been such a pleasure to watch her grow from bump, to newborn, to baby, to one-year-old! She served many different looks for her First Birthday Session. She was a boho beauty, pretty in pearls, and precious in her party hat! I love when parents bring a variety of looks to play with for portrait sessions. It makes the pictures so diverse, and gives us a chance to showcase different styles.
Happy Birthday, Sweet Ella!
Baby Kate was taking everything in at her birthday session. She was serious and sweet, but that can make for some gorgeous photos - I mean, look at those big baby blues! She looked right into the camera, and was dressed perfectly, which was no surprise since her parents are two of the best-dressed people I know! Happy Birthday (next month), Sweet Girl!
It was a Winter ONE-derland with Harper in the studio! The (almost) New Years baby was pretty in her pink tutu fit for the tiniest sugar plum fairy. She is so darling! I’ve enjoyed photographing her brother for the past few years, and am happy to add her to my cute clientele. Happy Birthday, Sweetie!
What an absolute sweet girl! Mackenzie was so adorably intrigued by her flowers, and equally enthralled with her birthday cake, which was homemade by her Nana! She carefully investigated it, then slowly began to take the smallest pieces off the top to really enjoy and savor each morsel. Girl after my own heart!
Happy 1st Birthday, Mackenzie!
I absolutely love this creative theme of a “Twinter Onederland” for Cameron and Natalie’s First! They will celebrate one year in December, and had a dazzling winter themed session in the studio with big sister Kendall too! It’s been a joy watching them grow up this year!
I loved photographing Charlotte as a newborn, six-month-old, and now a big girl! She was able to wear the same headband for all three of her sessions, which makes her photos so special and unique. Happy 1st Birthday, Charlotte!
Louie’s parents are both teachers, so it was no surprise to me when they came up with the creative First Birthday theme of “Chapter One.” I absolutely love it! I also love the fact that we were able to incorporate Louie’s stuffed wolf into his newborn, six month, and first birthday pictures - especially since Louie’s middle name is Wolfe! So many neat, little details about this shoot. Happy 1st Chapter, Louie! It’s been so fun documenting your first year!
Sweet Evelyn is such a doll! She was the perfect subject for my first session in my new studio space! I love the simple pink, gray, and white color scheme that her mommy chose, and of course, that dress was perfect first birthday attire. Thanks for spending your morning with me, Evie - I hope you have a fun birthday!
When researching local photographers, Alastor’s mom said she was drawn to my woodsy logo and business name before even clicking on my website. Alastor’s parents love to hike and camp, so it’s only natural that his first birthday theme is “One Happy Camper". So cute - just like he is!
Happy 1st Birthday, Little Guy!
It was so fun to document a year of Jameson! His parents opted for the "First Year Special" package, so they were able to get three sessions (Newborn, Six Months, and First Birthday) for the price of two. I always enjoy watching the babies grow throughout their first year. There are always a lot of changes that take place every time I see them, but one thing that remained consistent with Jameson was his adorable red hair and lashes - why do boys always get the good lashes!? He is adorably squeezable, and as sweet as his birthday cake.
Happy 1st Birthday, Jameson!
Sweet, little Braxon was so adorable for his First Birthday Session! I first photographed him last summer when he was a little babe who couldn't yet sit up, now he won't sit still! It's so great to see these little ones time and time again growing up to be active and healthy. He was a total cutie for his pictures, and ended the session with a cupcake smash.
Happy 1st Birthday, Braxon!
It's Olivia's "Berry" 1st Birthday, and she celebrated with her favorite treat of strawberries! This unique theme was inspired by Olivia's strawberry-blonde hair, and I absolutely love it. What a sweet way to celebrate turning one!
Simple and pretty with purple petals. Miss Maggie wanted to celebrate her 1st birthday with a unique, understated style and theme - and I loved it! Her mommy was even kind enough to let me experiment and put her little sweetie in a milk bath to create a dreamy, opaque white to compliment her purple. I just think of it as baby's first spa day!
It was so fun to play and "think spring" with this January birthday girl.
What better theme for a first birthday during this time of year than a Winter One-derland!? Teagan was such a trooper for her birthday session. Despite the cold, snowy day, and feeling under the weather, she still gave me some beautiful smiles.
Happy 1st Birthday, Miss Teagan!
I met this super girl when she was still in her mommy's tummy, and had the pleasure of photographing her newborn days, and now her 1st birthday! I love being able to watch babies grow throughout their first year. She is as sweet as the cupcake she smashed all over her face.
Ana turned 1 on Halloween, and fittingly celebrated with a super hero costume party! She carried out the same theme in her photos, and I absolutely love the way they turned out.
Happy Birthday, Sweet Girl!
Carmen Amara, my sweet niece, is already one! She will be celebrating with a unicorn-themed first birthday party, so her shoot featured a fluffy cloud fit for Pegasus, a rainbow, and pink and gold accents. She is such a smiley, loving sweetie who is already on the move walking and speed crawling. Love her to the clouds and back!
Miss Nina is turning one! Nina's mommy chose the colors and inspiration of "sunshine" for Nina's first birthday shoot, so I gathered some things to make her theme come alive, and Nina brought the bright sunshine of her smile. Nina wasn't too interested in disturbing the icing on her cupcake, but that's okay because she still has some time to practice before her party.
It was so nice meeting you, sweet girl! Enjoy your first birthday in May!
I love it when clients have a specific vision in mind for their child's photos, and it's even better when they also know the perfect location! Camden's mommy invited me out to their beautiful, rural backyard to take Cam's lumberjack themed first birthday photos. The wood pile and weathered red barn were beyond perfect backdrops, and the setting sun in the distance gave the perfect lighting.
Celebrating the first year is a milestone for any baby, but especially for Cam who came into this world prematurely and is doing so well! He is happy, healthy, and chubby, just as any thriving one-year-old should be, and that is largely due to the love of his parents, which was evident during his photo session.
Happy 1st Birthday, Camden!