When Katie’s mom, Kimber, contacted me about doing her first birthday photos she had three requests:
- No cake. Katie is allergic to most of the ingredients in cake.
- Make sure the session was cute despite not having a cake smash portion.
- Include Katie’s big brothers in her session.
We quickly set to work putting together an idea that would be adorable. I knew because of Katie’s fuchsia outfit that I wanted to bring in some white to offset the green & pink plus bounce light back into her adorable face. And I felt like teal was the perfect third option for her session. My lace tent was the perfect backdrop, combined with some of my daughter’s throw pillows, a streamer my sister-in-law made and a blanket her momma found we had the perfect set up with Katie & her friends!
The day of her session Katie was an absolute dream to photograph. Sometimes kids can be a bit antsy around someone they are just meeting but she loved me. I really think small children can sense that I’m just as Disney obsessed as they are and we bond immediately. She laughed, played in the grass and even let her big brothers step in for a few photos. I am so blessed to have fabulous little clients like Katie.