One of my favorite photography niches is Newborn/Baby and Child Photography! When I am able to photograph a new mom from pregnancy and follow the family through to a one year cake smash, it is absolutely amazing! That family becomes a lot like family to me because I have watched, not only baby grow, but I've watched a woman become a MOM for the first time or I've watched a family add another beautiful life to their family, and the amazing changes that take place. To see a new Big Sister or Big Brother's eyes light up when they meet their baby brother or sister for the first time is indescribable, and to be a part of that is a blessing and an honor. Seabastian is one of the baby's that I had the privilege of photographing from his Mommy's Maternity session, to his Fresh 48, Newborn, and a couple of shoots in between, and here we were celebrating his ONE year! How has it been a year already?! One of the best things about my "job" is I get to help mom plan a "theme" or set up for photoshoots. Seabastian's mom and I talked a lot about all the options, and she decided on something Fresh and Natural. So, I got to planning. She sent me Pinterest pics, and I ordered props. One thing I loved about this session is the sheer simplicity and the natural feeling of it. His mom loves vintage items with meaning. From his newborn pictures, she had a beautiful cradle that had been passed down through their family, and at his one year session, we used a high chair that had been passed down through the family, as well as vintage suitcases that once held his tiny newborn frame, that he was sitting on at his one year shoot. These aren't just props to her, they are items that represent family, tradition, and love. So, here we are a year later, capturing the smiles, laughs, and reactions in the midst of so much tradition, to pass down for generations to come. It all comes full circle eventually. See, Seabastian's growth over the last year is not the only thing. My business has grown with Seabastian. I started my business full time not too long before he was born, and here I am a year later with Studio Space, and he was the very first client in my Studio. His birthday not only marks a year of his milestones, but a year of mine as well, and for this, he will always hold a special place in my heart. Happy Birthday Sweet Boy!