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.
I loved documenting this family for their little guy's first birthday. Lifestyle sessions are my favorite way to document a first birthday. Seeing them taking a bath in the sink, reaching out for you in their crib, crawling away, these are all such fleeting moments. Everyone says how time goes so fast and while you are in the thick of it, you don't get to cherish these moments and realize how much you will miss them. Soon they will no longer fit in the sink, they will climb out of their cribs, and they will be running.
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.