I am passionate about photography because it captures your life, as you are, preserved for many, many years. One of the years that goes by in almost literally the blink of an eye is your child’s first year of life. I’m sure you’ve heard the saying,
“The days are long, but the years are short.” -Gretchen Rubin
Once you have a child, you realize how true that statement is! And that is why I love photography. Haven’t we started the #throwbackthursday trend? A way to look back fondly on our memories. Easier to do if there is a photo that goes along with it, right?!
Okay, back to business. About 9 months ago, I was researching car seats to purchase for my Son, as he was growing like a weed and ready to get out of his infant seat, sniff sniff. Jenna, the owner of Swanky Babies (and also a photographer herself!) reached out to me to see if she wanted to do a trade: photos for a new car seat! Um, YES!! Given the opportunity, I am almost always up for a trade! We’ve continued to work on trades for a few more sessions, so I was able to photograph her Son from 6 months until his first birthday photos.
These three images document those three, very brief moments in time. Not quite able to sit up, a pudgy rolly polly baby with a gummy smile. A big sitter, a bit shy, and will army pull away the moment he gets a chance. The birthday boy, able to stand and walk and flash a smile with 8 teeth!