When I photographed Gabriel as a newborn, his mommy (and my long time friend), requested a basketball setup. I just loved our concept and thought it was especially fun to recreate it for his first birthday. Mommy has Brooklyn roots and picked the perfect jersey for the occassion (I had also photographed his big brother in Brooklyn for a milestone session a few years prior). The number on the jersey and the name on the back made for a great and memorable touch! And he SMILED in both photos as the icing on the cake!
And although he might not be able to slam dunk yet but Gabriel took his first real steps during his one year session!!!! It was so exciting. We held our breath and I snapped away to get the sweet little series below. To be able to capture that on camera was something I was so happy to do for my friend. I love that she’ll always have that memory.
For his cake smash, I adore all the fun shots – my favorite thing to see kids do during a cake smash is lean in and take a bite! Think I could get away with something like that on my next birthday?
Happy Birthday, Gabriel. I can’t wait to continue taking pictures of you as you grow. xoxo