Harper, one of my favourite little baby planners, recently turned 1! Next to newborn photos, turning one (and having a first taste of sugar) is one of the most important times to document! This session, -first year portraits and cake smash- is my 3rd photoshoot with Harper this year. I really love getting to know my little clients as they grow and change over this amazing time. I love how I feel like I’m watching and recording how their personality is growing and changing, as I make pictures at various ages and stages. And I love the deeper connection with my clients that comes after multiple sessions- that I think of them as friends, not just clients.
At the beginning of the studio session I will take some more formal portraits in clothing or props that the family brings, or that I have available in the studio. If they had newborn or other milestone sessions in the past I tend to continue with the same colour pallet, or theme, sometimes using a particular prop in each session. This repetition will help show just how much their baby has grown (in relation to the prop) as well as create a series that can be displayed together in your home! I did this for Harper’s family with the white antique chair seen below. To document the cake smash I created the image collage below for display on her bedroom wall. I’ve also shown a couple more photos from the 1 year session that really show her personality.
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