Connor came to us to celebrate his first birthday. Sweet Connor loves to laugh and he loves to mimic his big sister Aili! He is definitely a mover and a shaker! Mom has previously done outdoor shoots with us, including our Reindeer shoot last year when Connor was a brand new baby. A moment we will all cherish! For Connor’s First Birthday shoot, Mom went with a Nautical theme for his outfit from her favorite store, Janie & Jack. (One of my favorite places too!) Mom’s advice for other parents planning for their Family Photography shoot would be to pick “clothes that have color that will make the pictures pop and are comfortable to wear. Having an extra sweater or shirt can easily change the look of an outfit.” Which is funny, we did just that! Mom had an extra sweater and Connor was cooperating and willing to let Mom change his sweater, so we were able to mix things up a bit and it turned out great! Along with the Nautical theme, we utilized our very cool set of old Camera’s for one set and we wrapped up the session with a ride in our little red hot rod.
As far as props, Mom decided to bring the baby and left the rest up to us. Mom felt that “Jen & Angie have so many great props, that its not necessary unless you have something special in mind.” And yes, we have tons of props, backdrops, blankets, toys, etc to work with! We always encourage you to bring with you something that is special to you or check with us to see if we have what you are looking for. Chances are, we already have something to go with your vision. Since we have worked together before, Mom was quite comfortable with our judgment and said she trusts our taste and has “been always impressed with all the photos they’ve taken over the years.” As I have mentioned before, there is just a bit of magic that happens when you bring with you the vision you have in mind and let us run with it. That has always worked with this beautiful family!
For Connor’s First Birthday session, Mom decided to go with a mini-session in studio. Since One Year Olds don’t typically enjoy long sessions and the session was about him only, the 30 minute session worked perfectly. It was just enough time to get the shots we needed/wanted and just enough time for Connor without forcing him to smile any longer than necessary. Mom described her overall experience as “quick, wonderful and always leaves me thinking of the next shoot- kids change so fast!” So true! Kid’s change so quickly. Don’t put off your session today because your little one might not cooperate as well as you think they should. We always manage to make it work and get some smiles while we are at it!
If you are ready to have family photos taken, call us today at 586-646-8189 to schedule your appointment. As always, you are welcome to visit our online scheduler to make you appointment from the ease of your own home. Either way, make that appointment! It is so very important to Capture these Moments together as a family! We are honored to have been a part of capturing treasured moments that will live on for a lifetime with this family.