one year portrait

One Year Birthday Party: Family Portrait Photography

She's sugar and spice - but maybe a little more spice than sugar, as only this little girl can be. Her personality is emerging more and more every day as a sweet yet strong girl. 

We celebrated her birthday with family. It was beautiful to see all of the love surrounding this little girl's life. We played and captured this milestone together.

And when it came time to cut the cake, we sang loudly and proudly as a family. And as a family, they watched as she dove into her bright purple cake. Naturally, Mommy, Daddy and her big brother all got in on the fun too.

Sometimes we get so caught up in work, we forget to play. This day, we played and I loved being there for it  - not just to capture it, but to play as well. Happy Birthday, "Baby" Stella.

~ Auntie Erin

Adrian's First Birthday!

Turning one is so much fun! I got to play with this little guy and his family on birthday number one. Adrian enjoyed his new tricycle, balloons, and of course, trying cake!

We had a great time playing in his backyard! All in all, it was a great session - which we knew was session was over when he crawled through the cake. 😂

Is he cute or what? See you next time!

Lucas turns One! Family Session in Fairport

I now have a one year old. When did that happen? Wasn't I just yesterday wondering if and when he'd ever roll over on his own? And now he's crawling, standing, and starting to talk? Ummm, no.

Now more than ever before, I realize how important my photographs are. After I put Lucas to bed the night before his birthday, I flipped through an album I'd made of images from the past year. I already don't remember what he felt like as a 5 lb newborn, and how tiny he really was as a preemie in my arms. I looked at pictures of his first Halloween, his first Christmas, and the first time he held his own bottle and reminisced on the past year of our lives. Those pictures mean everything to me now.

I'll be honest, I thought the session would be easy. But in true toddler style at a portrait session, Lucas proved me wrong - at first. He was cranky, he didn't want to play in the grass, and he wouldn't smile. So if you think your kids are the only ones who have meltdowns at portrait sessions - think again. Yes, even a photographer's baby has a bad day. 

In the end, Lori worked her miracles and Lucas started to have a little more fun. I'm so grateful for her patience. And I love the smiles that eventually came out of my little man, but really, even his "serious" face is adorable. As he grows faster and faster, this one year session taken by Lori will be added to those memories in the ever growing album, and his moments of crankiness will all be forgotten.

Here's the results of our latest family session! ~ Erin

Clara at 1 Year Old : Childrens Photography, Syracuse NY

Clara is one of my favorite little people to photograph. I can say that, she's my niece. :) I have watched her grow from a bump in the belly, to a sleepy little newborn, to a playful one year old. I've photographed her indoors, outdoors, with her dogs, with her books – she loves books, with pumpkins, and with her family. For this one year old session, we hung out around the house playing with her favorite toys and Halloween costumes. How can you resist this sweet little one year old? bumble bee costume

ruffle butt

baby looking in mirror

baby reading on changing table

Hanging out and reading in our strawberry costume. I could just eat her up...

holding mom and dads hands

flying bumble bee

Clara is a joy to be around, and I can't wait to see who she will become. For a look back at Clara's other sessions, click below.

9 Months | 6 Months | 3 Months | Newborn | in the belly

Interested in capturing your little ones growth in year one? Give us a shout! We'd love to get to know you.