Most of the time I write blog posts featuring images from every photo shoot that I do, but today I thought I would do it a little differently and show some of the best images from all of one families “baby’s first year” photo shoots. I photographed Meagan and Bob Thumel’s engagement and wedding several years ago and more recently we have been working together over the last year and a half capturing their darling son, Beau, at all the various stages of his baby-hood. The babies first year collection includes a maternity photo shoot, a newborn photo session, photos at 3 months, again at 6 months, 9 months, and finally at one year. Beau wasn’t quite walking at his 12 month session and his mom and dad wanted to do a final session to go into his album when he was, so we actually added another session at 18 months.
I love being able to put all the images together like this to show what it looks like to capture one child at all these key baby stages. Children change and grow so much in such a short amount of time and I am convinced that if these wonderful times are not captured often over the course of the first year, the memories will fade away into the past along with all the darling faces and chubby cheeks that make up so many wonderful days for parents when their baby is little. Most of my clients that decide to do the babies first year collection do not do so without a little bit of hesitation as it is a definite expense at a time in their lives where everything is changing. But I haven’t ever had one client even slightly regret it! The memories we create and capture together are truly priceless. And once the first year is said and done, the album we design with the images from all of the various photo shoots is the most amazing way to look back on your babies first year of life and to remember what they looked like all along the way as they grew and matured from a little peanut into a big boy or girl.
Meagan and Bob, I have absolutely loved all the time we have spent together and I hope that I will continue to see you as Beau continues to grow up and change into a wonderful young man. You have been absolutely fantastic to work with and to get to know more intimately as friends as well. Thank you from the bottom of my heart for inviting me into your lives at yet another amazing and monumentally important time for you. I love you and I love your baby boy more than you know and I appreciate your undying loyalty to my artistic evolution as a PHOTOGRAPHER FOR LIFE!