Being a mom is fun and rewarding but it definitely takes a lot out of me. I can only take on a few sessions per month. I thought about doing more sessions, but in fact I am content with how it is, as I can really put a lot of energy and effort into each one. Every session is completely customized and thought out from beginning to end. I pick out the perfect matching props and wardrobe (or help the babies' parents with decisions) so that all the photos not only look great on their own but as a whole as well.
For this particular shoot, mom and dad gave me freedom to completely stylize the session on my own, which was great fun. Once I envision the shoot in my head, I'm excited for the result and tend to get crafty putting it all together. Here's a look at the "making of".
Using an old t-shirt and some yellow wool, I made a headband for a special little girl turning ONE very soon :)
Picked out a cute romper at Baby Gap! (Moms, if you're looking for an outfit for your one year old's shoot, I really like their catalog; simple and timeless).
And of course some bunting :)
With the help of my mom, I made this cute ombre cake for smashing!
Here she is! Sweet Ophelia, making me work hard for these shots by running away!