This year I am offering my Baby’s First Year session plan. We photograph the newborn, 6 month, 9 month, and 1 year/cake smash sessions. I love love love working with kids and watching them grow. I am so excited to be a part of the process and to document it for the parents. We did Miss Emily’s newborn session last year and waited a little bit past her 6 month milestone (poor baby girl was sick!) to do her 6 month session. Paige has become a great friend of mine and sent me a few pins on Pinterest asking if we could try and replicate them. There was one in particular with a blanket that she wanted to try to do and I was all for it. I was unaware at the time that the blanket had a very special meaning to Paige. Paige’s mother passed away before she was able to meet any of Paige’s children, but before she gave birth to Paige she knitted a blanket for her. Paige has had her other two children photographed with this blanket and wanted the same to be done with Emily. When I read her status and saw our final photos beneath it I couldn’t help but cry. How lucky I am to be able to do something so special for someone. (Our next task will be getting all three of her babies plus mom and dad with that blanket, and I have the perfect plan!)
Memphis was hit with some snow and ice this year (crazy, I know!) so we held the session at my home on a weekday with no school. She brought all three of her babies along and we had a huge playdate/photo session. Her son Ben was a big help with the kids, and he even helped make Emily smile for us when she was getting cranky and had enough with the picture taking! We got some awesome studio shots as well as some lifestyle photos of all the kids. It was a huge success and I can’t wait for Emily’s 9 month session!!!