I completely and utterly adore this little girl. Do I say that about all of the kids I photograph? Well, I really mean it with this one! I photographed Miss M for her six month portraits and had the best conversation with her as she happily let me snap amazing shot after amazing shot. I'm so happy that her family came back for her one year portrait!
We started out the session with an idea that Mom had for outdoor portraits using a mirror. You would not have known it was spring by the weather that day, so I had a cute little coat ready for her to keep her warm. We still made it kinda quick and headed into the studio for the rest of the session.
As with all one year portraits, we wanted to showcase what milestones she had achieved. I set up a crate for her to hold on to for standing since she wasn't quite doing it on her own. She wasn't too sure about that one, but once Mom and Dad got into the picture, she became really excited to show me what she could do!
The best part of being a children's photographer is being able to witness a child's growth through the years. I photographed this little lady for her first birthday, and recently for her second. She has changed so much since the first time I met her, and has grown even more beautiful. I fully enjoyed our private tea party in the back yard as her birthday party guests were arriving.
It had been rainy all week, so we put down a waterproof blanket and covered it with a sheet. We brought out her entire bin of stuffed animals and I was introduced to each one as I pulled them out and found them a seat. Big Bear had the seat of honor next to our gracious hostess.
Cassandra Zingaro - photographer, mom, wife, owner of HeartStrings Photography and first time blogger