I have photographed two perfect baby boys all the way through their first year for this wonderful family. Jayden is the baby of the family and has the sweetest tender demeanor. I love that he is a Holiday baby because I got to add a little Christmas magic into his newborn and one year portraits. This image of him in his Santa hat is one of my favorites ever. Especially since putting that hat on him was a magical spark that helped this timid little guy relax enough to smile. That smile just lights up his whole face. Getting that shot was HARD. As a brand new walker, Jayden is still looking down to watch his feet as he walks. And no amount of monkey business on my part or his parents could get him to look up. And then there was this shot and it was perfect and worth the effort. I often have tender babies that suffer a bit from separation anxiety when they come to the studio. I told Jayden’s mom that time was all he needed. One of the reasons families choose to hire custom portrait photographers instead of big box production companies like picture people is so that you have that time at your disposal. A custom portrait photographer can evaluate the needs of each child client and judge their comfort levels in order to have a better chance for success. I am so glad that at Jayden’s last session with me I was able to get excellent images of him to share with his parents. And they will make excellent Christmas gifts!