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Happy Birthday Miss Molly! | Clarion, Pennsylvania Child Photography

This spring I had the privilege to spend a morning with this little munchkin and her family.  I met this one about a year ago when I took her newborn portraits....and, in the blink of an eye, she is suddenly ONE.  

This session actually took place ON her first birthday so it was extra special.  I just love first year portraits.  The little ones are usually not too mobile so they don't run away from you, and usually you can coax some adorable expressions with just a bit of goofiness.  

Miss Molly was a little wary of me at first, but she was sweet and (mostly) happy and eventually warmed up a bit especially when she heard there was CAKE TO BE HAD!  Yes, we ended the session with a cake smash with the most beautiful smash cake and props provided by mom.

Oh - and I should add, big news in this family....Miss Molly is going to be joined by a little brother or sister by the end of the year!!  So that is VERY exciting indeed!

Thank you all so much for choosing me again for your family portraits!!!!  

Now onto the photos!

Harper is ONE! | Franklin, PA Child Photography

I met sweet Harper on one of the ONLY frigid days this winter.  She was about to turn one and mom wanted to get some pics of her and her family before the big first birthday party.  As with most munchkins on a photo session day....she didn't nap.  I don't know HOW kiddos at this age can sense that mom and dad have something planned, but they do.  And they rarely nap on those days.  

But this little one was still so happy and you would never know she was missing a nap (nothing like my kids!!!).  We spent some time getting some shots in her adorable little tutu, then got some family shots until we moved into the cake smash.  The cake smash went very well...until we encouraged a little "smash of the cake" and then the tired little girl let the tears flow.  

I had such a great time meeting such a sweet family - thank you Jess and Andy!  

And onto the photos!

Sadie is one!!| Franklin Pennsylvania Child and Family Photography

WARNING:  CUTENESS OVERLOAD!!!!!!!!! Ok - you have been warned!!  You may not be able to handle this much cuteness in one blog post.  I know I can't!

This spring I had the pleasure of doing a session for one of my favorite families.  A family who lives on a sheep farm.  And a mom who, for some reason, who seems to be able to time her babies' arrivals for the best time of year….LAMB SEASON!

Two years ago I did a one year old session with Evie.  And we got some adorable shots of Evie and and baby lamb.  I mean, it was beyond cute.   (You can see those photos HERE.)

Now Evie's little sister Sadie was ready to turn one. And this time, we got not just one little lamb in the photo, but we even got a few shots with TWO baby lambs!!   It was truly a case of all the stars aligning - a beautiful day, two adorable kiddos and two OH-SO-SWEET little lambs!!!  And, of course, we had to end the session with a little cake smash!

Thank you Leann and Joe - it was so much fun spending the afternoon with you all!!

Now onto the photos!!!

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