Monday, May 20, 2013

Olivia's One Year Photos (Part 1)

There are so many things I love about the shoot that I'm sharing today. One thing that made this shoot fun was the fact that I think Olivia is the first baby (besides my own kids) whose newborn and one year photos I've done. Another thing that made it fun was the absolutely beautiful locations we used, an orchard and a little field of yellow mustard flowers (thank you Ashleigh Mallory for your help with that!) Add to those things the beautiful details Carly brought in (the sign she made, the little wooden rocking chair that Zac used when he was a little kid, the idea to do the cake smash) and the fact that we had a sunshiny evening, and their pictures came out seriously amazing. I have had so much fun looking through and editing them. I love that my job is so enjoyable :) 

There were so many lovely photos from this shoot that I decided to break the blog post into two parts, the second part will be the photos from the cake smash and hopefully I'll be posting it either tomorrow or Wednesday. Here are a few of my favorites from the first half :) 

The next three I shot with my wide angle, and I absolutely love. There's a different edit on each, I can't decide which I like more. Love the sky in these. 

At every shoot I do, even if it's a one year shoot, I always offer to take some pictures of just mom & dad together, because it seems that once you have a little one all the photos you take begin to center around them and you don't find much time for pictures of just the two of you anymore. At least that's how it happened for me and Shaun. We try to make a point to still take pictures of just the two of us when we can, and I love to do the same for other couples too :) 

It probably only took about 5 or 10 extra minutes to take these, and I love the way they came out. 

We got soooo many adorable smiles out of Olivia during this next series in her daddy's old rocking chair, there were too many good ones to choose from but here's a little sample :) 

 Those blue eyes!  

Little model baby :) 

And a few at our second location. Love, love, love this setting and the lighting. 

Absolutely love the one above :) 

These last two are some of my favorites from the entire shoot. 

Next up will be the cake smash... and oh my are there some adorable images from that! 
Thank you guys so much for letting me do Olivia's one year photos and be a part of the celebration of her first year of life. You have such a beautiful family and I loved seeing the way you interacted with your little doll baby and how very clear it is how much you love her. 


  1. ahhhhhhhhhh i dieeeeeeeeeeee. I love these. you are such a sweetheart when it comes to your clients. I love it. Whenever we get around to babies, I'm definitely coming to you for a maternity shoot, I just have to convince my husband haha he hates getting photos done.

    1. Awww, thank you so much!!! Such a compliment when another photographer wants you to do their photos...!