Baby J turned one, and I am so very happy I was there to document it. I mean, those cheeks. Her mama told me how special she was, she described her as calm, laid back, pensive, independent, but very social. Her smile just beams!
Their home in Lewiston, Maine was the perfect backdrop for their family pictures.
My favorite image of this session is below. J had been working on standing recently, and right in the middle of taking some portraits, she stood up independently for the first time! The crowd roared. (Ok, not really but mom and dad clapped and cheered.)
I remember that phase of life so clearly. Watching your baby doing all these firsts, and taking joy in seeing them learning to navigate the world. As kids get older, those moments spread out, but they never lose their sweetness.
And this is exactly why documentary has my heart. Because 15 years from now, when she is turning 16, they won’t even be thinking about the first time she stood up. Until they see this photograph and think “Hey, remember how excited J used to get over sticks?!” ❤
To see their entire session, or to see what I deliver my customers as a full session, watch the short video below.