Little Miss A had her one year session, and it seemed like such a bitter sweet session! You see, she was part of my Grow With Me package, so I photographed her parents when they were expecting for their maternity session, when she was just a little over a week old for her newborn session, then her 6 months session when she was sitting by herself, and now her one year session! It’s so crazy how time can go by so quickly!
Miss A has always been so cooperative and happy for her sessions. She loves me silly faces, noises, and crazy ideas just to get that genuine smile out of her. I think she secretly just thinks I’m a little silly and just goes along with it, but whatever works to get that great smile, right?!!?!?
We did one setup in particular that I really love. One of her newborn portraits hangs in my studio as a display, so I thought it would be really neat to see just how much she has changed over the course of the year. We stood the portrait next to a chair that she was sitting on so you can see her from newborn to one year. It’s such a neat image to demonstrate just how quickly they grow and change and how documenting all these milestones is so important!
Once we were about finished with her more traditional one year session, we ended it with a cake smash. For those of you who don’t know what that is, a cake smash is when a one year old dives into a birthday cake and smashes it up and has so much fun getting messy and tasting that yummy goodness! Miss A loved her cake! At first she wasn’t too sure about getting that messy frosting on her hands, but once she got that first taste of it, she was ready for more! We were able to get some really fun shots to capture this very special time for her and her family!
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Amanda Oakes Photography is a Quad Cities newborn and family photographer who also specializes in children photography, engagement and wedding photography, and maternity photography. This includes photography services in the Moline, IL, Rock Island, IL, Davenport, IA, Bettendorf, IA, Muscatine, IA and the greater Quad Cities area.