Last September I had to pleasure of photographing this little lady’s first birthday in South Jersey at Knight’s Park in Collingswood, NJ. This session will also always hold a very special place in my heart as it was my first photo shoot photographing someone who was not family. I’m not going to pretend, I was equal parts of excitement and pure terror! Everything went smoothly though and paved the way for my future family photography. She was an absolute doll though she made me work for those smiles. She was a very serious little child.
Addy’s mom wanted her to be a princess for a day with accents of pink and gold. There may be no one who loves a good princess theme more than I do. My husband officially knows all the Disney princess’s names. Shh don’t let him know that you all now know this!
Like the awesome prop maker that I am, I knew that this princess would be in need of a gorgeous princess crown. Right away, I made her a beautiful gold lace crown adored with gold and white twinned rope and a beige flower. I love how there is a slightly vintage feel to it but its still fresh and new! I also brought along a new set of pearls to complete her princess theme.
Also, Addy thought the pearls were delicious haha. She tried eating them for about the first 20 minutes of the shoot.
After talking to Addy’s mom, I found out her favorite season was fall so I knew I had to do something extra special during this session. I was very excited to surprise them with a second theme with a barrel of apples and crocheted blanket. Being the amazing mom she was, she brought a second change of clothing fitting my second theme perfectly. Its like she had ESP and we were on the same page.
I love when parents also bring some props. Its exciting to work with new things and this bench Addy’s mom brought was perfect! I seriously wanted to keep it for all my sessions. Mom, give me a call if you ever sell this beauty!! In the one photo above, she is doing a touch down dance sign. Guess whose a little football fan?
Also if you stop by Knight’s Park, NJ, make to sure to check out this bridge. Its great for photos!
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