Happy first birthday Miss Clara, I wish you the happiest of days!
Some babies, are very serious, studying their surroundings, taking it all in, and making mental notes. Clara was this type of baby, very serious about my toy basket and snacks. Not so interested in my set, lights, or camera!
Like most first birthday sessions, her momma and I spent a lot of time moving her back to set. Trying to keep her attention, and distract her from the things she wanted to see! I love to see little ones explore, and discover their worlds, it is my favorite part of being a parent. It really doesn't bother me when the little ones want to explore the studio. I just consider it a part of the profession and roll with it. Gentle redirection, and lots of snack breaks and well get those pictures done!
Clara was no exception to the toddler rule, once they figure out how to move them, those little legs will not slow down! She is such a sweet little lady, and so serious. I was a little worried because we didn't get all to many big smiley faces. The pictures were great, and mom reassured me she's not a smiler and serious is a ok. Nothing makes me feel better about the work I do than capturing peoples personalities, be it babies, toddlers, children, or adults. We aren't all smiley happy people all the time.
Miss Clara your pictures are a study in baby contemplation, and we love you!
Here are a few peeks at Clara, celebrating her first birthday, enjoy