Honestly, I actually squealed when Henry arrived to my Hunterdon County, NJ studio for his first birthday session. He is DELICIOUS! I just wanted to take a bite out of all his baby rolls but how unprofessional would that be? LOL! Good thing I’ve know mommy for a while and she didn’t mind my serious baby fever!
We kept things simple for the first shot- a throwback to Henry’s newborn photos. Same box, same baby, but just look at how much he’s grown! I absolutely love doing these comparison shots with the same prop. It still amazes me how much they change in the first year! And those toes peeking out over the side?! The BEST!
I also love how we were able to grab shots of his developmental stages – sitting, superman on the belly, clapping, and standing supported. Mobility happens so quickly at this age and it’s fun to look back and see what they were doing when they turned one.
Henry much preferred his portrait shots despite his amazing cake and color scheme, and some of the smiles I was able to capture. I always like to have parents guess at how their child will react to the cake smash and then see what happens. In this case, we were expecting a big smasher but were surprised when he didn’t go for it with gusto! Either way, the photos always tell a story about a moment in time and with that, they become memories, right?
Happy Birthday, Henry! I loved seeing you again. Thanks for letting me squash you up and get my baby fix in- I hope all your wishes come true!