I love photographing first birthdays. That age is just so fun and full of wonder and excitement. You should know, if you book a first birthday with me, I will be taking bath shots after they have their cake because in a few years, those are the shots you will look back on and say "Awe, remember when they were so little we could bathe them in the sink?" or "Remember how every time we bathed her she used to try and drink the water from the faucet and would throw a fit when we turned it off?"
Kate and her older brother are just the cutest, and I loved being able to capture her first birthday and a few for his third birthday. She loved her cake and almost dove head first into it at one point.
Nothing is better than watching a family interact and being able to capture them as they are. After Nicholas had some cake I documented his life as a one year old. Having a cake smash is cute, but those are not the photos that will be treasured in 20, 30, 40 years. Reaching up into the arms of your mom, or giving her a gummy smile are the ones that will bring tears to the eyes one day, and I am so joyful that my clients trust me to do this for them.
How cute is this little one? She didn't seem to like to eat the cake as much as she liked to play and "paint" with it. She was just as cute as could be and was so funny because she loved to crawl right towards my lens, not sure if she saw her reflection or was just wondering what the heck it was, but it made for some really cute shots.
I was so excited when I was asked to do a first birthday session at the beach down in Breezy Point, NY. Breezy has been a big part of my life for over 10 years, my husband's family grew up down there and we have spent almost every summer we have been together down in Breezy. Unfortunately Sandy really hit Breezy Point hard, and everyone down there is trying to rebuild and move on. I was so happy to be asked to photograph a happy occasion down in Breezy, not to mention that this is one good looking family! I look forward to seeing my photographs hanging on their new walls once their house is rebuilt.