I am trying to remember her big brothers perfect answers. Sometimes I wish I took notes during portrait sessions. As a Snoqualime newborn photographer I might have skills at making memories last forever, but my own memory seems to be getting more and more slippery. One of my favorite questions to ask big sisters and brothers is what they want to teach their babies when they get older. Benjamin’s answers were adorable. This very sweet and sincere three year old plans on teaching baby sister how to jump. That one I remember. I think there was something about throwing big things behind her and something with the family dog. But listening him tell me all of the things he is looking forward to was a study in feelings. As I listened to his sweet little voice stumble over words and race with excitement I was so happy for him. Happy for this family who has so many fun things in store in their future. I may not remember the specifics, but I sure do remember how listening to big brother made me feel. It was the best.
When you have spent the whole last year raising and caring for a wiggly little bear cub, I mean boy, you deserve a special treat when he reaches his first year milestone. You deserve to hire a Renton baby photographer who can wrangle that little bear cub and convince him to pose perfectly for beautiful birthday portraits. And if you don’t have a cake, goldfish are a perfect substitute. In fact they are so perfect that I think I will keep some on hand for cake smash sessions when little ones are too excited about their frosting covered pastry. Brody was full of smiles and sweetness. Just look at these beautiful images of a little boy so full of life! I had so many favorites from Brody’s session that I had a really hard time picking favorites to share in this sneak peek post. Which one is your favorite?
If you want to see how much he has changed and grown over the last year, click here to see his newborn session.
Dad didn’t get to be there for this session. So I am hoping these images of his little son will make his day.
Happy birthday baby boy! I hope your next year is an awesome one!
I have been looking forward to this little guys birthday session for several months. It is always a special treat when you get to photographer the milestone moments of a baby that you have seen grow up throughout the year. It is even more special when you are photographing a second or third child for client that you love to work with. Colin is such a pleasant little man. He has such a sweet and cooperative personality. His session images really reflect that. He was full of smiles and such a little character. I especially love the pictures of him on the chair and in the wagon. Colin has done a lot of growing up this year. One thing that hasn’t changed much are his perfectly kissable cheeks. Here he is a year ago with his sweet big sister. This next year is going to be so much fun for his family. My favorite baby age is 18 months, still a baby but bursting with personality. Happy birthday little buddy!
Just a few years ago I was Logan’s big brother’s Tukwila newborn photographer. Last week I was able to photograph another beautiful baby boy with this wonderful family. Two very handsome boys. I love little boys. Maybe I feel it extra strongly because I am missing my own boy, who is all grown up and just left for college. What I wouldn’t give to have pictures like the ones I took for this family in my home to remind me of the wonderful moments of bringing him home, snuggling his tiny new body and falling in love. Instead, in a folder somewhere in a filing cabinet, I have some very cheesy JC Penny’s portraits of my perfect little boy surrounded by strange awkward props. When a family knows the value of fine art portraits from the very beginning of their important moments my hats are off to them. I am so grateful that I get to be a part of such a special time. Just putting the finishing touches on his session before sending off a beautiful package to his wonderful parents.
When you are the most perfectly beautiful baby girl it is super important that you have the perfect name. And sometimes that is just hard! There are so many beautiful names to choose from. Naming a baby can feel like such a heavy burden. It’s the first choice we make for our kids that is well…pretty permanent. We make our lists. We practice using the name on the baby bump that we carry around for nine months. We poll our friends. Then we take it to the next step. It might be the first thing we are researching since the last report or paper we wrote in college. This is serious business! What does the name mean? How common is? What spelling options are there? Can big brother pronounce it? And then it has to pass the final test. Do we know anyone with the name that has 100% destroyed it for us. Sigh…back to square one. I know that baby girl’s parents have some great names on their short list. So it is only a matter of time until this princess has the perfect name. What are some of your favorite girl names? Let me know in the comments below.