I had tears in my eyes as I drove to this session. Exactly a year ago I had been driving to the hospital to photograph Emmeline’s birth, and there I was driving to photograph Emmeline for her first birthday. Because her mama signed her up for my baby plan, I’ve seen Emmeline at three months, six months, and nine months, and now at one year. She has literally grown up in front of my lens. And now she’s graduating!
Angel and Eric threw a birthday extravaganza at the Tulalip Resort, so I met them beforehand to do photos. Ordinarily I wouldn’t recommend scheduling photos on the same day as a party, but with Angel’s incredible gift for organization and planning, it seemed to work out really well. We started off in their beautiful hotel suite and then moved to the pool/atrium for a different locale.
There’s something I love about this image, though I’m not sure what it is. The way she’s kicking out a foot or holding her hand or investigating the rock — something about it is so sweet. Oh, and Angel made this adorable dress.
Love the reflection in the glass and the leg chub.
Getting prepped for some cake smashing.