one year old

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!

A Happy boy turns one! | Franklin, Pennsylvania Child Photography

I met sweet Gavin on a beautiful fall afternoon in Hasson Park in Oil City, Pennsylvania.  This little guy had just turned one and mom wanted to capture this oh-so-sweet time in his life.  And, as you can see, this is one very happy and extremely adorable little boy!!!!  I just ADORE one year olds!!!  I swear this is probably the cutest and most sweet age.  

Thank you all so much!!  I really enjoyed meeting this sweetie-pie!!!  Onto the photos!