I consider photographing newborn babies and their families a privilege. They are only tiny and new for such a short window of time and I take the responsibility of capturing those first days very seriously. As you can imagine, parents don't get to retake the photos if they don't turn out the way they had dreamed. I also enjoy documenting the new connections between the parents and newborn as they are just getting to know one another. What I love even more is getting to document a family as their babies grow. I love seeing their unique personalities begin to emerge. I love getting to document the important milestones of first gummy smiles, rolling over, sitting up, crawling, and first steps. I love watching the parents' thrilled responses to all of their baby's milestones during the first year.
This past year I had the pleasure of documenting Miss O's first year. She has a very special place in my heart since she is my niece. I have shared a few of these photos already, but I wanted to share some more images from each of her portrait sessions during her first 12 months. Thank you, M and S, for inviting me to capture some milestones from her first year. Can't wait to see your little beauty continue to grow and blossom.