If you aren't smiling already, this baby is sure to bring a smile to your face. I photographed this blue eyed beauty for her first birthday photos this past week in my brand new studio space in Long Beach, NY. My approach to first birthday sessions is to create a minimalistic set that will lend itself to timeless images of your one year old. I happily to customize my sets for my clients. For this particular session, mom brought along the cutest elephant themed accessories, all of which were made by her very talented mother. Miss H is one of the happiest babies I know and I had so much fun photographing her.
I love photographing babies and children outdoors and I always try to persuade my clients to schedule an outdoor shoot when weather permits. We decided to brave the mid afternoon sweltering heat and head outdoors to try and grab a few images. Fortunately, the sun hid behind some clouds for just long enough for me be able to grab a few outdoor captures. I know that the image of Miss H with the elephant will be hanging on my studio wall. Here are a few of my favorites from the session.